Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
Sunnybrook Farm
Senior Member
 
Sunnybrook Farm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 406
Default Truck tires

I found a Ford V8 1934 1 1/2 ton truck that I can buy fairly reasonably but I am concerned with the tires. Are there modern sizes that will fit the old rims or possibly modern rims to fit? I have researched it but most original options seem real expensive for these tires and wheels to have been used for decades, I feel like I am missing something in my research.
Sunnybrook Farm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
GB SISSON
Senior Member
 
GB SISSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orcas Island Washington
Posts: 2,998
Default Re: Truck tires

There are tubeless tires/rims that fit your 5 lug on 8" bolt circle. Hard to find and expensive. The original size tires are available and the rims are ok to use if they are in good condition. Various companies stock the tires and tubes. Coker, Miller tire in Ohio and others. If you mail order the tires a place that does farm tires should be able to mount them. Of course we want a picture of this truck!
__________________
'47 1/2 ton pickup next project, '47 one ton panel 99% stock nearing completion, '47 2 ton with 8ba and 9' script stakebed, '46 1/2 ton woodie project,'59 F350 9' flareside pickup with cummins 6at. 'Rusty ol' floorboards, hot on their feet' (Alan Jackson)
GB SISSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 12-31-2015, 11:03 PM   #3
Sunnybrook Farm
Senior Member
 
Sunnybrook Farm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 406
Default Re: Truck tires

Thanks, If I get the truck there will be some photos. I live where there are farm tire places and I will probably put farm use tags on it and use it for hauling fire wood and rolls of hay. It is a little rough though so it will take some work.
Sunnybrook Farm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 11:24 PM   #4
GB SISSON
Senior Member
 
GB SISSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orcas Island Washington
Posts: 2,998
Default Re: Truck tires

Just because it's a bit rough doesn't mean it needs much work. Mechanical brakes always sort of work and not everyone here sandblasts down to bare metal and restores. A lot cheaper too.
__________________
'47 1/2 ton pickup next project, '47 one ton panel 99% stock nearing completion, '47 2 ton with 8ba and 9' script stakebed, '46 1/2 ton woodie project,'59 F350 9' flareside pickup with cummins 6at. 'Rusty ol' floorboards, hot on their feet' (Alan Jackson)
GB SISSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 11:45 PM   #5
Sunnybrook Farm
Senior Member
 
Sunnybrook Farm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 406
Default Re: Truck tires

I think my new favorite color is Rust.
Sunnybrook Farm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2016, 12:05 AM   #6
waltere
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita Kansas
Posts: 133
Default Re: Truck tires

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Interesting story. Just two weeks ago I was also offered a 33 truck that a 91 year old gentleman wants to sell. He had taken out the V8 and is setting beside the old gal. He said it had a knock. It appears he installed a B model engine and had it running. Here is the deal it has 4 new tires on it and has been stored inside. He wants me to price it but I really have no use for it. If somebody wants it I would try to help buy it for them.
Walter
waltere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2016, 12:16 AM   #7
Joe777
Member
 
Joe777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W.Pa
Posts: 91
Default Re: Truck tires

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunnybrook Farm View Post
I think my new favorite color is Rust.
Nothing wrong with that! Go over the "mechanicals" to make it safe and then just enjoy the heck out of it.
Joe777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2016, 11:20 AM   #8
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 7,322
Default Re: Truck tires

1934 trucks had two different size wheels. Early 34 was 5 on 6 7/8" and
late 34 with the full floating rear axle was 5 on 8".

Bob
Bob C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2016, 11:31 AM   #9
Sunnybrook Farm
Senior Member
 
Sunnybrook Farm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Virginia
Posts: 406
Default Re: Truck tires

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob C View Post
1934 trucks had two different size wheels. Early 34 was 5 on 6 7/8" and
late 34 with the full floating rear axle was 5 on 8".

Bob
Thanks, I didn't know that, I thought it was all 5 on 8. I need to check that out when I get out to the truck and also a parts truck that I found. Are there any other differences from early and late? I am a model A guy so the V8 world is new to me but the old truck are so neat that it is hard to resist.
Sunnybrook Farm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2016, 01:57 PM   #10
41panelmark
Senior Member
 
41panelmark's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,244
Default Re: Truck tires

Quote:
Originally Posted by waltere View Post
Interesting story. Just two weeks ago I was also offered a 33 truck that a 91 year old gentleman wants to sell. He had taken out the V8 and is setting beside the old gal. He said it had a knock. It appears he installed a B model engine and had it running. Here is the deal it has 4 new tires on it and has been stored inside. He wants me to price it but I really have no use for it. If somebody wants it I would try to help buy it for them.
Walter
Sounds like a good project for someone for sure.
41panelmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.