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24" Firestone "B" Rims

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Has anyone seen any of this type rim? I need a couple or even one that is rusted out on the bottom to use as a donor rim for rim stock. Help me look around. If you have information about specific trucks that use this rim type, it will help me on my search. Al

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I can't be sure, but they look to be the same style rims as the ones on my 1923 Hudson. My rims are Firestone but they are 25 inch (34x4 1/2 tires). I don't think this helps much but maybe its a start.Zeke

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Hello Zeke, Do both of your bead rings slide, to effectively make them reversible? Firestone makes a slightly lighter duty rim that has a very similar appearance to the pictures above. Can you determine how wide your rim is, out to out? Would your rim facilitate a 35 x 5 tire? Do you have any spare rims or pieces of rim? Do you have any of the bead rings extra? How big is your Hudson? Thanks for your response. Al

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I will have to measure my rims. Maybe tomorrow. I simply don't know enough about old tire sizes to know if your tires will fit. A 34x41/2 and a 35 x 5 are both 25" tires. It is the width I don't know about. Coker Tire could tell you. I don't have any spare parts available. My Hudson is a 1923 Super Six four passenger touring car. The same rims were used on all Hudsons that year. Maybe 1922 also. I believe Hudson went to a balloon tire in 1924. I will reply about the width soon. Zeke.

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Having taken a closer look at your photos and also looking at my Hudson, I figured out that our rims are very different. If I'm correct you have rims with a split ring which holds the tire on. Mine are split rims with a split across the width of the rim for tire removal. Not close at all. I'm sorry for the confusion. Maybe I should spend more time with my old cars and less time on the computer. Zeke

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Hello Zeke,

Well thanks for taking the time to try and help me out on my Firestone rim needs. It would sure be easier for me if I did use a true split ring like is on your car. Oh well......I will keep looking. I know I will find what I need, it will just take some time.

Alan

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i know its long ago but did you get your info bout the firestone rims         if not mine are the same     regards tim

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Alan,

I have a set of six (6). They are 24” and use a 34 x 5” tire. 

You called me the other day about 27” firestone rims.

Michael L.

 

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