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Old 05-20-2010, 11:18 PM
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Welcome to the group. I'm glad you saved it because wheels are no reason to let it go to the crusher. Especially since alternatives exist. And that's one heck of a rare truck. It'd be a shame to not keep it as a Merc. Stu
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hey Stu,
well lets put it this way, if i could find new mercury chrome for the sides of the hood, a hood, the grill chrome, and the flat grill plate, i would keep it a mercury,
but, as luck would have it, i've stumbled across another oddity.
and i don't want to have it as two different trucks crossed into one.
i do have to replace all the metal with new metal, yes mercury would be very kewl, i'm canadian and so is the truck, but what can you do rite?
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oh, and how do i get to put pictures into my profile?
what do i click on, this is confusing!
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The easiest is to set up a free Photobucket, Flicker, or similar photo storage site account. To post directly from your computer you've got to sign up as a "Supporter" which costs $20 US if I remember correctly. There's a tutorial at the top of the thread menu. Stu
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found a set of 19.5 like new with spare on a 1996 winnabago bought the whole rv for 500.00 dollars
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sorry 1976 rv
On this same subject, if anybody here in the midwest wants to deal with an old motorhome, there's one for sale sitting at Bypass Autobody on Clearlake Ave. here in Springfield, Il. It's got a full set of seven Budd 19.5" x 6", part number 89340. I stopped and asked the guy about it and was told the owner was asking around $1000, but that's a dream. The employee I talked to said "yeah, he'd take less, he just wants rid of it". I was told to talk to the owner whose name is Bob. If anybody is interested I can get a phone number. Stu
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On this same subject, if anybody here in the midwest wants to deal with an old motorhome, there's one for sale sitting at Bypass Autobody on Clearlake Ave. here in Springfield, Il. It's got a full set of seven Budd 19.5" x 6", part number 89340. I stopped and asked the guy about it and was told the owner was asking around $1000, but that's a dream. The employee I talked to said "yeah, he'd take less, he just wants rid of it". I was told to talk to the owner whose name is Bob. If anybody is interested I can get a phone number. Stu

I would be interested in the phone number
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The phone book says: By-Pass Auto Body, 2300 Clear Lake Ave., Springfield, Illinois. Phone (217)544-1965. Bob Bitschenauer - Owner. Stu
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The phone book says: By-Pass Auto Body, 2300 Clear Lake Ave., Springfield, Illinois. Phone (217)544-1965. Bob Bitschenauer - Owner. Stu
Trying to get a a hold of him now..

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I am seriously thinking about buying the wheels from American Wheels (not sure of the correct company name could only find the e-mail address and the name of the person) Here is a photo they sent me of the wheel. $ 245.00 each

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1) Besides being visually unappealing is there ANYTHING that I should know before I buy a set of these for my FORD COE or does anyone have any comments as to why I should NOT buy them?

2) Is is easy to find the chrome "dress up" caps (not sure of the correct terms) to make these look better.

Anny constructive comments welcome.

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uhmm, good way to help nickname your truck 'FRANKENSTEIN', not the prettiest rims for sure, but with dress up chrome (if available) would look better, but, how much would the additional chrome cost you per rim, is this all going to be a fortune for rims that you feel you are limited to getting, there are lots of other rims out there, we're just not running in to them rite now, but i did write to coker tire and they can supply rims and tires and everything you need, i think as a last resort these rims would be ok,,, but,,, they're not your last resort...
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Coker is not gonna provide rims that have the 5 lug x 8" circle bolt pattern. The only other major company that we've discussed that could provide new with this pattern is Stockton Wheel, but their wheels will look different also. The above wheels from American Wheel Specialist are, we think, different because the wider face allows for a front disc brake. Just speculation. There shouldn't be any other issues, but Eric is the guy to know since he bought a set. From his first post on this thread, he's happy with them.

I went by and talked to the owner of the motor home yesterday. He says he has somebody that wants the engine and generator, so it sounds like parting it out is an option.

I'm not familiar with any of the companies that do the chrome covers, but suspect a Google search would yield several companies to contact. Stu
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I got a hold of the owner of the RV and now I have the dilemma of buying an RV and driving from Illinois to Texas --versus -- buying the new wheels and new rubber.

Sorry to bother you STU but when you looked at the RV did the tires seem to be any good at least be able to handle a road trip to Texas.

I think I may be getting too old for this kind of adventures, 20 years ago this would have been an easier decision.
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Coker is not gonna provide rims that have the 5 lug x 8" circle bolt pattern. The only other major company that we've discussed that could provide new with this pattern is Stockton Wheel, but their wheels will look different also. The above wheels from American Wheel Specialist are, we think, different because the wider face allows for a front disc brake. Just speculation. There shouldn't be any other issues, but Eric is the guy to know since he bought a set. From his first post on this thread, he's happy with them.

I went by and talked to the owner of the motor home yesterday. He says he has somebody that wants the engine and generator, so it sounds like parting it out is an option.

I'm not familiar with any of the companies that do the chrome covers, but suspect a Google search would yield several companies to contact. Stu
OK I will then call him again and if he wants to part it out and offer to buy the wheel/tires
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They hold air is all I remember. It also has a spare mounted on the back if you had trouble. There's a truck tire stop (Midtown Tire) a few doors up the road from the place that could mount new rubber, but you wouldn't be able to blast and paint without pulling the tires once you're back to Tx. If it was me, I'd trailer it. Stu
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i wonder if just going into a bigger R/V center and asking about the chrome wheel covers or maybe to a heavy truck repair shop's parts department maybe, cuz they're all up to speed on what works and doesn't,,, get instant pricing and pick their minds for information

hey texashemmi, , you're so right, it's an adventure for sure sometimes, and some of us have the time but not the money, and some the money but not the time to do all this,

and yes, thank the lord for google and the internet, remember how hard it was to find stuff in the past, oh my, it was always alot of driving and asking directions to places and going to places six or whatever hours away just to find they are in worst condition of what you have to start off with....
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The trim you're looking for are called simulators, they're on eBay all of the time. Finding them for the 5 lug, 20" are going to be hard but they might be out there.

On the RV tires there's an easy way of getting them without dragging the entire RV all the way back to Texas. I've gotten two complete sets of RV wheels that were 300+ away from my house. If you still have your WMs they are worth something, take four of them with you and swap them onto the RV so the hulk can moved around. I did this both times with the RVs because they both were headed for the scrap yard and the sellers only needed wheels to get them down the road a few miles.
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