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« on: November 27, 2011, 11:49:18 AM »

Any one have a vendor they have used and are happy with ?




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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 12:01:36 PM »

Hey Phil,

Your best is to have it re-rimed by either Jim Cowles or Craig Connelly at Paradise. That's what I would do, just my opinion (an opinion is what I rarely do on this forum).

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 12:09:26 PM »

Idea here is to save the original rim .

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 12:41:04 PM »


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JC may also be able to do it, I'd call him first.

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 01:34:28 PM »

Idea here is to save the original rim .

Call Jim at

http://www.trudesignwheel.net/

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 03:24:21 PM »

phil try keystone ,you know the repo parts place . they are doing wheels , i have a keystone warehouse by me or check the webb for # . they did a wheel for me was cracked altought aluminum but still did excelllent job. worth try local to.

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 06:56:00 PM »

 I would find a painted steel rim of the same vintage,remove the center, have the band chromed and re rim it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 07:00:20 PM »

I would find a painted steel rim of the same vintage,remove the center, have the band chromed and re rim it.
I don't think that you will find one exactly like the original...even a painted steel wheel.

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011, 07:04:26 PM »

Thanks for the leads  i will report back with the results.  

Really don't want to re rim it ..... if that is the only option i will keep it as is "as wall art".

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2011, 09:45:27 PM »

I don't think that you will find one exactly like the original...even a painted steel wheel.
+1. If it were that easy we would have been doing that a long time ago. This isn't the first time this situation has come up unfortunately  Wink . Not all rims are the same exact shape. I have done that for Hertz wheels in the past but haven't heard of a good alternative that looks original to a cragar one before. Bob

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2011, 10:44:01 PM »

Cragar also manufactured regular chrome wheels. I bought a set of obsolete ''smoothies'' in the early seventies for my '60 T-Bird.
 Is there a possibility that one of those type old rims could be the same as yours?
 


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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 12:20:53 AM »

The issue might not be whether it can be repaired, it might be whether who repairs it will warranty it for use.  So ask two questions:

1) Can you save the original rim?

2) Will you warranty it for use?  (Will it hold pressure and not loose the bead seal?)

Best of luck

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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 09:46:35 AM »

Im sure it could be saved but at what cost?  If I had a wheel like that I would stamp spare tire ONLY!

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