Steel wheel sizes??

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I'm pretty new to the FJ40 community, so forgive me for asking this stupid question... Are the rims from a '72 FJ40 the same size/lug pattern as a 78? I want to put the steel OEM (painted grey) rims on my '78 and there is a set off of a '72 for sale. I don't want to buy them only to find out that they're different.
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Width and bolt pattern are the same but the ones for drum wheels won't fit your disc axle. You need welded, not riveted wheels.
GL

Ed
 

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yeap, need the welded versions for DB front ends.
75 on would be a sure bet, some have seen the DB wheels as early as 74.

i have "heard" that you could grind the rivit head off on the extrenal side of the wheel and then weld the wheel yourself. but i would think that you would need to weld around the inside of the rivit also, to prevent the possiblity of it loosening up and leaking air.
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Thanks, I appreciate info and quick replies. I guess I'll pass on those rims and shop around for '75 and newer welded OEM rims.

Thanks,
Al
 
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