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I was all excited over finding a set of model t truck wheels and demountable tires, but looking into them the center bores are too small, 3" and my truck needs a 3.75"-ish.  Looking into other wheels nothing seems to have a center bore that big.  I was hoping to be able to have some sort of easy swap to a more common wheel and tire setup but I'm starting to worry I'm stuck.  Has anybody found options for wheels?  I realize that being a truck is probably part of the problem, the hubs and bearings are probably bigger.  Could I rebore the centers of the model T wheels, or is there a certain amount of required meet between the bore and the bolt holes?  Also the hole pattern is a little off, could I plug and redrill for the maxwell layout?

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1 hour ago, donk said:

     Are your Maxwell wheels in really bad shape?

Can your wheels be rebuilt? Most likely if not much is missing. Can you find  bearings to fit the new application?

 

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Im not sure what determines rebuildable.  To me they seem kaput.  The front passenger tire crawled off getting it off and on a flatbed and the passenger rear is on crooked.  Theyre larger diameter than a model t so spokes would have to be made.  The model t truck wheels just take model t stuff as far as i know but the hubs are too small for the maxwell.

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If your old hubs and rims are ok the rest is restorable. There are shops that can do the whole job. You show a measurement on the outside of the hub, but the parts you need to measure are the axle and bearings (inside & outside dia.) and races, to see if some other hub will fit. Why not post a photo of the whole wheel and axle.

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