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    Default 1950 m38 rims

    hey im looking for original rims for a m38 50-52 near st. louis if any one knows of any reply back and we can shuck and giv for them -scott

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    Are M38 and M38A1 rims the same?
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    yes there all the same from 1941 till 1986
    you got any?? or know of some??

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    Jollygreen,

    I used to have an M38 and I can't remember what the difference was, but there is a distinct difference between civilian rims and military. If I can remember i will let you know.

    I'm sure there is a current 38 owner out there that can help.

    Bob

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    You might have to get some repros - most of the originals out there are so-so in condition, I wouldn't trust my life to them. The repros are very nice, and the right size for your restoration. Cost is about $100 per.
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    Most of the M38 and M38A1 rims were made by Kelsey Hayes. and most not all are stamped so.

    WW2 jeeps used a split 2 piece combat wheel that was bolted together. Also used 600-16 tires.

    M38 and A1 used a one piece wheel and 700-16 tires. The M100 trailer same wheel.

    Military ones:

    Some (not all) have a small 1/8 drilled hole in the bolt circle. (purpose unknown)
    The valve stem lines up with a bolt hole on military ones.
    The military ones wee riveted together.

    Civy ones

    Valve stem does not line up with bolt hole.
    Were welded together.
    may have some goofy clips or bumps to hold a hubcap.
    Came in 15 or 16 inch.

    What Ive run across over the years. Hope this helps.
    http://www.willysmjeeps.com/v2/modul...51b8faae82.jpg

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    One of the small military dolly have the same bolt pattern and the right size wheels. Wayne

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    Contact willy10 here on ss, I gave him a set and I think they are extra to his needs, they are original M38 wheels.
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    yall have helped more than you will ever know-thanks!!

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    I could use a set as well if anyone has some more kicking around.

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