17.5" 6 on 7.25 Budd Tubless Wheel availability

17.5" 6 on 7.25 Budd Tubless Wheel availability

John Verrill
John Verrill

July 3rd, 2011, 4:31 pm #1

Back in 12/10 I was looking for 16" 6 on 7.25 Budd replacement wheels for my 55 Studebaker E12 3/4 ton truck. I have given this chase up. Last week in Springfield, MO at the Studebaker International meet I met a man with ton and a half stude truck with the 17.5" tubeless Budd rims and they look great. He didn't have a source, but said they are out there. Help? I need 6 wheels. jonstude
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jack vines
jack vines

July 3rd, 2011, 4:51 pm #2

We'd love to get a look at those 17.5" wheels. Anyone bother to take a photo?

jack vines
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Zane
Zane

July 4th, 2011, 2:47 am #3

Back in 12/10 I was looking for 16" 6 on 7.25 Budd replacement wheels for my 55 Studebaker E12 3/4 ton truck. I have given this chase up. Last week in Springfield, MO at the Studebaker International meet I met a man with ton and a half stude truck with the 17.5" tubeless Budd rims and they look great. He didn't have a source, but said they are out there. Help? I need 6 wheels. jonstude
Check Stude International. Dad bought brand new 19.5" rims there a few years ago. Nothing nicer than brand new rims you know are not bent!
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harold davis
harold davis

July 4th, 2011, 5:11 am #4

Back in 12/10 I was looking for 16" 6 on 7.25 Budd replacement wheels for my 55 Studebaker E12 3/4 ton truck. I have given this chase up. Last week in Springfield, MO at the Studebaker International meet I met a man with ton and a half stude truck with the 17.5" tubeless Budd rims and they look great. He didn't have a source, but said they are out there. Help? I need 6 wheels. jonstude
i am helping a friend of mine strip out a 1963 ford f350 one ton duelly it has the 6 bolt 17.5 rims. would these be the same as the stude one ton you are looking for.
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truckdog62563
truckdog62563

July 4th, 2011, 9:58 am #5

Ford guys have the same frustration finding the tubeless 17.5" and 19.5" replacement wheels. Especially with this bolt pattern. The wheels on the '63 F-350 would be correct for a dually (DRW) Studebaker, but I suspect John's E12 3/4 ton is single wheel (SRW). If that's right, the wheel John is looking for is Studebaker #1687599. It is a 17.5" x 5.25" Budd Company product having Budd part #73230. The wheel was also used by Ford and Dodge, so that greatly widens the search possibilities. Generally the Budd number will be stamped on the wheel's drop center visible on the concave side. But I have found them stamped in other locations, such as on the wheel's inner face and lip. I've seen the 6 x 7.25" wheels on Craig's List every so often but you've got to be carefull that you get the right ones. The Studebaker, if the books are leading me right, would have 5/8" studs which would be the same as Ford, Dodge, and IHC one tons. Some IHC 3/4 tons, however, had 9/16" studs and their wheels won't work unless you change studs. Stu
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John Verrill
John Verrill

July 4th, 2011, 5:03 pm #6

Actually my 3/4 ton E-12 is a dually special order for the US Forrest Service. The stud is 5/8" diameter.john
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John Verrill
John Verrill

July 4th, 2011, 5:05 pm #7

Check Stude International. Dad bought brand new 19.5" rims there a few years ago. Nothing nicer than brand new rims you know are not bent!
I will check them. Thanks. John
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John Verrill
John Verrill

July 4th, 2011, 5:08 pm #8

i am helping a friend of mine strip out a 1963 ford f350 one ton duelly it has the 6 bolt 17.5 rims. would these be the same as the stude one ton you are looking for.
Are the studs 5/8" diameter?
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John Verrill
John Verrill

July 4th, 2011, 5:11 pm #9

We'd love to get a look at those 17.5" wheels. Anyone bother to take a photo?

jack vines
Sorry, I didn't get a photo. john
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truckdog62563
truckdog62563

July 4th, 2011, 5:52 pm #10

Actually my 3/4 ton E-12 is a dually special order for the US Forrest Service. The stud is 5/8" diameter.john
Ok, the dually wheel was Studebaker #1686091, Budd Company #79120. It was used by Ford, Dodge, IHC, and Studebaker models having 5/8" studs. First offered in 1956. Stu
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harold davis
harold davis

July 5th, 2011, 1:21 am #11

Are the studs 5/8" diameter?
ill have to check. it will take me about ten minutes to travel and find out. he has 7 of these rims.
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harold davis
harold davis

July 5th, 2011, 1:54 am #12

Are the studs 5/8" diameter?
yes the wheel studs are 5/8 in dia. all 7 rims will except 8-17.5 tubeless tires.they are in oroville ca.anything else just e-mail me.
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