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Old 10-21-2020, 05:28 PM   #21
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I have my old 20" Alcoa rims on EBay if anyone insists on staying with 20" split rims or wants to spruce up an older truck or bus and be "period correct", 10 hole, set of 4, aluminum, stud pilot, and will sell cheaper than Ebay price.

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Old 10-21-2020, 09:18 PM   #22
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dayton upgrade

I found a pair of Used 22.5 Dayton wheels and tires both for my 70's chevy bus, for cheaper than the price of new 20.5 tires only.



These were from a commercial vehicle tire company in Denver, GCR Tire. I called the 3 commercial vehicle tire shops, and this one had used stuff in the right size for the right price. $1000 for both front wheels and tires, all used, installed.



Attached are pictures of #TheBarbieDreambus old front tire with black wheels, and new (used, but new to me) tire with white wheel, same old black Dayton center. And bus cat.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:24 PM   #23
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oops, mislabeled pic

Pardon me, that old tire picture was of a rear wheel. Here's the original front wheel, 20.5", Dayton. Which was replaced by a 22.5" wheel and tire, still Dayton.
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:43 AM   #24
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I have an 83 b600 I replaced my original two piece rims for 22.5 tubeless rims. Find the scrap yard that has big trucks and they will have piles of them. The Dayton style hub is a standard size and easy to find used rims for. I upgraded in two stages as I bought new tires and in two states. It only took me a few calls both times and I payed $50 a rim each time. Now I have tubeless tires that are easy to find and in stock at the tire shop even.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:43 AM   #25
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the 20 and 22.5 is the size of the center of the tire NOT the diameter of the spokes on the hub. as you found out the 22.5 is the tubeless equivalent of the 20 inch wheels
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Old 02-06-2022, 08:28 PM   #26
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I just bought my 1980 GMC 6000 what style of wheels do I have. I am so confused and it's driving me insane so to speak.

Is there anything I can replace them with?
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Old 02-06-2022, 08:35 PM   #27
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These are Daytons, with 20" split rim rims. You can replace the rim itself with 22.5" tubeless rims, and these will go directly on the dayton hubs. This will give you a modern radial tire that is common, and servicable by any truck tire shop.



The old split rims you may be able to sell to the antique truck crowd.
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Old 02-06-2022, 08:36 PM   #28
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Ty for the info brother. Much appreciated ��
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Old 02-18-2022, 08:16 PM   #29
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Hope these work

Found a set of 6 does it look like the right rims?
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Old 02-18-2022, 08:29 PM   #30
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I had 20" Alcoa split rims on my bus for years and have changed them over to 24.5 tubeless. Luckily I sold them to a gentleman that restores older class 8 trucks and wanted them for authenticity. After updating my rear axle a couple years ago (along with my engine transmission) I completely rebuild my front axle last summer (12,000#) and changed hubs, drums, shoes over to later hub pilot design and someone was eager to purchase my stud pilot 24.5 wheels with 90% Michelin tires (I offered them here and no one bit). If you are interested in changing your front wheels over to hub pilot I believe most of you could do it by changing out your hubs, drums like I did (@ $1200 not counting wheels and tires) you just need a sharp parts guy.
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Old 02-19-2022, 06:40 AM   #31
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Found a set of 6 does it look like the right rims?
Yes that is what you need. Just verify they are 22.5, and not 24.5s . It will be stamped on the rim somewhere.
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Ok ty for the information
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