Sir Dragon

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  1. Thank you all. Regarding the tool; This is the information I've been finding. I just wasn't sure if the Hercules or Atlas would work on ANY split rim, or of they were designed for a specific type. Most of the references I found showed it being used on the Ford style rim (like above from Tin Indian). Plus I was curious about the holes. Thanks for the confirmation. Viv W - Don't have much history on the truck. It is a straight 4 cylinder. All paperwork points to '26. VIN is 12X5222 - if you have a decoder ring So much for trusting the conversion of the tire company that assured me 600x20 was the replacement for 30x5. When she's road worthy I'll worry more about the right size tire (these new ones may dry rot by then). At this point I'm looking for enough mobility to roll her in and out of the garage for work. Space is very limited. She's in rough shape but largely in tact, and there's a long way to go. Regards, James
  2. Hello all, I've done some looking around and my research still leaves me a bit unsure. I'm still very new to this, as I've taken up the torch on refurbishing my fathers 1926 Chevy "Huckster" truck. I have what appear to be a Jaxon type split rim with rotating/locking tab. They measure 20" across the ID. Though, particular features on my rims are slightly different from the ones I've seen and read about on this forum and elsewhere. More importantly, I'm looking for the correct tool for compressing the rim. I assume an Atlas might do the trick, but the rim appears to have holes that might be for a differently configured tool. There are hole in the rim on opposing sides as if to accept a tool that would lever the rim to a compressed position (I speculate). If I can't get my hands on a tool, then direction to a shop that can change these tires in the NJ area would be the next best thing. Tires that coming off are beyond dry-rotten (round on the top and permanently flat on the bottom). Though surprisingly, they took and held enough air to roll the hulk in and out of the garage a short time ago. These "original" tires are marked 30x5 (Dunlop and Atlas), and I have 600-20 replacements at the ready once the rims are freed to be cleaned and painted. I can spin the tab and get the split separated with generic prying, but can't get beyond that without a tool, and I don't want to rig something that winds up being shaky and takes a finger. The correct tool to use, a safe alternative method, or a reputable shop would be most helpful. Thanks, James