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Old 11-27-2015, 03:41 PM
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Split ring rims are easy to identify in that it actually has a ring by the bead of the tire to facilitate removal. You would remove the ring by prying it off much the way we do with tires now. The tire then would slip off the rim easily. The problem with them is many shops will not work on them any more because if you don't get the ring seated properly it can come of with explosive force and of course be very dangerous.

You can use more modern steel factory type rims that the hubcaps should work on just fine. Pickup up to 1997 with 16" rims and Econoline series vans possibly to present have the bolt pattern to mount and accept hubcaps. The trouble with 16.5 rims is tire availability. 16" became the most common through the 80's and 16.5 tires are less available now.
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