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Correct Wheels For A 1956 Cj5

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by adams77, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 2, 2019
    adams77

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    What are the correct wheels for a 1956 CJ5? I believe I have military wheels, 16 inch on mine.

     
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    Keys5a

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    A '56 could have come with 15" or 16" wheels originally. The wheels in your photo look like non-creased wheels from an earlier model, possibly military. We need a closer photo to see the details.
    -Donny
     
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    adams77

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    PeteL

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    That 1/8" hole is sometimes thought to indicate military, but that may not be 100%.

    Trucks and military had heavy-duty 16" rims. Nothing wrong with using those on a '56.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Those wheels are likely a few years older than your '56, but like PeteL says above, nothing wrong with using those. I believe that small hole denotes a heavy duty rim. They definately weigh a few pounds more than a similar non-drilled rim.
    -Donny
     
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  7. Nov 26, 2019
    adams77

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    Are there any aftermarket vendors for wheels like mine? I need a spare for the side.

    Personally I would like to trade mine for a set of rims that take hub caps :)
     
  8. Nov 27, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    I'm sure you'd find folks wanting those wheels. And remember you'd have to find hubcap to go over the front locking hubs. Not necessarily an easy task.
     
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    adams77

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    I didn't think of that
     

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