My Wheels

smez

Knuckle Buster
Nov 1, 2019
4
cove
First Name
edwin
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1953
These were on my 53 truck. Are they original or off something else. Thankspic 2.jpgthumbnail.jpg
 

ndnile

Precision Fit
Oct 23, 2017
592
Northern CA
First Name
Doug
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1959
Welcome to your first post.

Looks like originals to me. Should be 16" diameter and 5" wide. Pretty hard to come by.
 

Larry Messing

Well Oiled
Apr 5, 2014
1,993
Phoenix AZ
First Name
Larry
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1951
Hey Edwin...

Ok what you need to do is to clean them up a bit and then look to see if the wheels are stamped with a small KH somewhere on the face of them......

Kelsey Hayes Wheels.jpg

......that will then tell you if they are the original Kelsey Hayes wheels or not that came from the factory on Willys Trucks and Wagons.



Larry
 

smez

Knuckle Buster
Nov 1, 2019
4
cove
First Name
edwin
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1953
Saw the small hole at 6oclock. Never saw wheels with the small hole there and that threw me. Most of the small holes are at 3 or 9 oclock. Thanks
 

buxman66

Precision Fit
All-Star
Feb 13, 2016
882
SW Ohio
First Name
Thad
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1961
Saw the small hole at 6oclock. Never saw wheels with the small hole there and that threw me. Most of the small holes are at 3 or 9 oclock. Thanks
Noticed that. They look to be quite a bit larger than the normal .125" holes also. Those look to be at least a .281" or 9/32.
 

smez

Knuckle Buster
Nov 1, 2019
4
cove
First Name
edwin
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1953
I guess I really wont know tell I clean them up and check for KH on them. The holes do look original though
 

Stakebed

Well Oiled
All-Star
Mar 4, 2020
2,155
Northern California
First Name
Joseph
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1957
Hey Edwin...

Ok what you need to do is to clean them up a bit and then look to see if the wheels are stamped with a small KH somewhere on the face of them......

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......that will then tell you if they are the original Kelsey Hayes wheels or not that came from the factory on Willys Trucks and Wagons.


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Larry
Heeeey, that wheel looks familiar. :)

Noticed that. They look to be quite a bit larger than the normal .125" holes also. Those look to be at least a .281" or 9/32.
I completely agree. To smez, remember a 16" wheel is 17" from edge to edge. 16" at the tire sealing surfaces. Same with the width. So be aware of where you are making your measurements from. These are examples of 16" truck wheels.
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smez

Knuckle Buster
Nov 1, 2019
4
cove
First Name
edwin
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1953
They're 16s. Had 16 in tires on them, 5x5.5.
 

Lee Arnold

Bigger Hammer
Nov 25, 2017
141
Syracuse New York
First Name
Lee
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1953
I never even noticed the small holes on my wheels( now I do) -The larger ones on these wheels shown above look like wheels made for lug bolts on vehicles that had line up pins in the hubs to help get the lug bolts lined up.
 

diggerG

Well Oiled
Oct 2, 2011
4,352
Wrentham Ma.
First Name
Greg
Willys Model
Wagon
Willys Year:
1963
They certainly are Jeep 5 x 5 1/2 16" x 5" Jeep pickup wheels, and tube type. the bigger hole on each is a little different, but makes no real difference I think.
diggerG
 
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