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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2005
    Townsend, MA
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    Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    This probably isn't a find, but who knows? These might be really rare!

    Bought an old trailer and it has these wheels on it. Tires are wasted but wheels show no rust... just many layers of green paint!

    I don't see any markings on them at all. The bolt holes appear to be 5x5.25.

    The tires on them are 7.00x16. One says 1952, the other says 1956.

    The hubs are beastly and the bearings spin like new! They have mechanical drum brakes but they are long since seized.

    I don't know if the leaf springs or straight axle are original to the setup. They appear to be. The springs have a perch for a shock it appears out of the center.

    Can anyone tell me what this setup is from?





  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2006
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    Looks like 5 and a half in. lug pattern jeep or ford

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2005
    Townsend, MA
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    5x5.5 is the common one, but if I'm measuring right (center of hole to center), it is 5x5.25.

  4. #4
    pl
    Feb 2007
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    They are from a willys jeep http://www.willysjeepparts.com/Wheels.htm 148.50 ea. Bongo
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  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2007
    Orangvalle
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    looks like willys to me.

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2008
    Waverly Hall, GA
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by PENNYHUNTER
    looks like willys to me.
    My guess too.

  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2005
    Townsend, MA
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    Yep, that looks like them! Any way to tell how old they may be? Or what period they used this rim? $148 new each huh... I'll sandblast em and sell them on ebay!

    So I guess it IS a find

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    Definitely a jeep or a m-416 trailer.They shared the same tire. The m151 and m151A2 (jeep). I was in motor transport for 23 years USMC. The willeys jeep (ww2 and Korea era) I'm not sure but Vietnam era, yes.

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2005
    Townsend, MA
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    Yes they are most likely from a trailer as this is a straight axle and they appear to match it.

    Hmm, after looking at pics of the m-416 it appears they have different hubs and they seem to have holes in the rims.

  10. #10
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    clean them up and sell them for a profit ....
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  11. #11
    us
    May 2008
    Dfx, Prizm III, Ace 250
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    Re: Anyone here able to identify old military wheels? (big pics)

    Jeep wheels.

 

 

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