Can anybody help identify what car these 19" split rims may fit. One lug has a slot. The tire size is 4.75/5.00-19. Any help would be appreciated.
Look like Chevy to me but that is mostly because of the slot cut in the lug a friend has a chevy and all of his rims have that lug
Chevy rims indeed have the slotted lug, which is needed because the valve stem is so close to that lug. However, by the time 19" tyres came into general use on cars, Chevys had disc wheels and wire wheels in Australia. Perhaps they are from an earlier ton truck.
Allan from down under.
In 1929, Chevrolet was sold with either wood or steel disc wheels, and maybe even wire wheels late in the year. I have seen several of them with wire wheels. Steel disc were the most common for Chevy in '29, and I think still optional in '30 when wires became the most common.
Whippet is another one that used a similar rim and 19 inch tires. I don't know them well enough to say if they are Whippet or not.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Please correct me if I am wrong but i thought those rims were 21"? I am 99% sure 28' wheels are 21".
In the course of 1926 through 1930, Chevrolet used all three diameters of steel disc wheels (21", 20", and 19"). This I have run into several times through friends with Chevys from that era. I am not a Chevy expert, and although I "think" I know which years used which sizes, I am not sure enough to say which size was used in which year.
Chevy also used wood wheels as an option through those years. Again, I "think" the sizes followed the steel disc. The Jaxon steel disc wheels used rims that did not have the lugs integral with the rim (they were loose lugs). I do know that in the earlier '20s, the 30X3.5, and in the mid '20s, the 21 inch wood wheels used attached lugs on Chevrolet much as Ford used so many of. The notable difference being that due to lug placement relative to the valve stem and split latch, the Chevrolet rims had one slotted lug near the valve stem and split. I do not know what the Chevy wood wheels used for rim lugs in the later, and smaller, wheel sizes of 1928 through 1930.
What I do know, is that I have a very odd set of supposedly model T wheels and rims in one of my parts storage places. They have model T hubs and caps, and the fronts are on model T spindles. At a glance you would believe they are typical 21 inch Ford wheels. But they are 19 inch size. I made a comment one time about them, on this forum. It was Layden Butler that replied that they were from a Whippet, mounted onto T hubs. I have known Layden B for a long time. He knows this stuff as well as anyone I have ever met. I tend to believe him when he tells me something. Besides, I have since looked closely at photos of a Whippet. They looked the same, and I was able to read the tire size (19 inch). The one detail that I am not sure about, is the slotted lug. I can't get to my wheels easily to look at them, and don't recall with any certainty.
I would suspect those rims to be for a Whippet, but do not know for sure. I suspect Layden could say for certain. I also think they could be Chevrolet, based upon similarity to what I know they used earlier (21 inch). But I have greater doubts about Chevy for those rims.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I have a pair of them on the trailer for Hershey. If anyone you knows needs them. Spaces CR33-36. Thanks, Dan.