What is an easy way to tell the difference between a Model T and a Chev. 21" split rim??
The position of the hole for tube stem.
Here is a picture of my recent mistake:
The rim closest to the camera is non Ford, likely Chevy. The rim behind is Ford. Both are positioned so you look at them from the outside, but the placement of the hole for the tube stem is different and one of the lugs is split open on the non-Ford rim.
With some drilling and welding it can be altered to fit on a ford wheel.
I may be confused, but the Chevrolet rim uses the Jaxon lugs which are not permanently attached to the rim whereas the Ford split rim has the four lugs attached to the rim. If you have a Chevrolet wheel, the valve stem hole in the Ford rim won't line up with the valve stem hole in the Chevy wheel when the four lugs are positioned over the 4 lug bolts. So Chebby split rims have no attached lugs whereas Ford split rims have those four lugs attached and can easily be distinguished. Am I thinking right?
Donalal,no some of the Chevy 21 inch rims had lugs ,just like the fords. All you have to do is redrill the stem hole and they work fine.
Thanks Jack, not a day goes by I don't learn something on this forum.
I redrilled the hole in the fellow, that way either wheel will work, stuck a plastic plug in the old hole. No one has ever noticed the difference and the chevy rim is much easier to mount the tire on as the latch is out of the way. Have fun, KB