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Since I've had it I put in all new door glass and components. New tail lights mirrors door handles. Had the original running boards off my other 55 so I stuck them on this one. The dog loves to ride in it! She is a Weimaraner.
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Yea I did away with those. Looking for a pair of f350 hood emblems but no luck so far.
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Hood emblems

Anyone know of a set of 56 f350 hood emblems? Impossible to find!
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Are you looking for a pair of 56 or 55 F350 emblems? If 56, then I can't help you, but I recently got a parts 55 F350 Dually that I won't be using the hood emblems from if you needed them. I understand that they don't make any emblems bigger than half ton any more. I don't think I can PM yet but I can sure help you out with the pair I got. They're not perfect (no paint left and one has a little hole where the post broke off) but are easily fixable/usable. It's also a custom cab so I have all that custom cab trim for a 55 if anyone was interested. Well I'm going to stop bothering you all now.
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Oh, and one more thing. If you were going to go back to the original type wheels and were somewhere near me, I'd be willing to give you a good price on a set of original 6 lug widowmakers from my parts truck I won't be using.
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You should mean to say you'd pay some fool to take the killers off your hands. Stu
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I was under the impression the only real time they failed was when filling up new tires from flat and the snap ring flew off as the tire snapped into place. That there was not as much of a concern of wheels falling off when driving down the highway as some would like you to think as long as everything was in decent shape.This is coming from my father who has been a mechanic for nearly 30 years. As I understood, split type are still used today in many big truck applications? Unless these ford ones are made to be less safe than other types (he's more familiar with GM stuff) there shouldn't be quite the issue as long as you take the proper safety precautions? Id just scrap the things when i was done rolling around the truck. Oh well. I take it all back if these rims are really worse than other split rim designs out there. I guess i did learn most of my auto stuff from guys running rigs no one else would dare drive.
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I had a guy a couple years ago that bought himself an F-4. As he was winching onto the trailer an inner dual blew apart. Lucky it was an inner dual because it blew inward toward the chassis. An outer dual would blow outward to mess up anybody in its path. The true widow makers are known as Firestone RH-5°. They are the killers. If you have the kind with the ring on the face side they can still be serviced. If your wheels are 16" they are most likely not widow makers. Probably a design called an "RHP" having a solid unbroken ring. Those somebody will be able to put to good use. Stu
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Split ring wheels are not the widowmakers Stu was referring to. Widowmakers are a split rim design. You are correct in the split ring design being safe, as long as the ring and wheel have not been compromised by corrosion or other damage.

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I did some reading because you'd piqued my interest. So its the firestone RH-5 rims that are the dangerous ones. Is there any way to identify these when mounted on a truck with tires on? Now that I think of it, my dad was thinking that these rims were "odd" and different from what he has seen and worked on. If they aren't the RH-5 type then I was mistaken in referring to them as widowmakers, which I thought was a reference to any multi piece rim. Sorry for the trouble but now I'm wondering if they are real widowmakers or were replaced at some point (truck was used on a dairy farm into the 90s and has other updates, wheel change seems to be reasonable) again, how are they identified when mounted, if they can be? I'd sell then if they weren't widowmakers but no big deal to me if they are. Thanks for the learning and your time
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The heavy thick raised band shown in this picture is the mark of the widowmaker. A lock ring rim will have a small detachable band around the outside bead edge.
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Thanks for all the info guys but we really should get back to fiddy5's truck now. This thread IS about his truck you know
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Thanks for all the info guys but we really should get back to fiddy5's truck now. This thread IS about his truck you know
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