I measured a couple of Hayes rims to see how thick they were. Both have had some rust. Measurements in several different places varied from .085" to .115". Anybody know what they were originally?
I assume you're talking about the metal thickness at the flange that gets thin and cuts the tire? I wish I could help, Steve, but all of my rims have tires mounted on them, sorry.
I measured in the center, but I think it was the same thickness all the way across before rust.
A little hard to read Steve. Is it .104" ?
You got it.
Here is the thickness of a rim that I have. The measurement was taken right on the stamping so rust isn't an issue (0.123"). The only thing I'm not sure of is that the rim is stamped Firestone and the rim is stamped Hayes with patent dates in the 1920's (I can't make out the last numbers in the year).
Here are pictures: