I just finished working over a set of demounable rims for the 16 pickup I have been restoring. Picked through a pile of rims that one of our club members has. Of course, he kept the best 5 for a project he is working on. The 6 that I took home were all Hayes and each one has one wobbled out lug. Is there a reason that these wear like this? What should be done to prevent this happening to these rims. I put a lot of work into replacing/repairing lugs to see them wobble out again
The lug near the valve stem hole should be that shape. It allows wiggle room to get the rim on.
Chev Hayes rims are actually slotted for the same reason. The "wallowed" out lug should still have a nice cone shape to locate the lug nut.
Bruce in Melbourne
I have know of more than one guy who "restored" the rim hole "wear" and then couldn't get the rim on the wheel until he flied away the "restoration".
I always wondered about this, thank you!
Good illustration about T engineering not being reaaaaaal close! Things have to give a little on Model T's.
Now that's interesting, makes sense since every one has one egged out lug. Suppose I might have to egg them back out now! Thanks, should have asked first.
Not just one egged out on each rim but the same position lug on each rim and at the same spot on each of those lugs.
I have a few old rims may use one of them for a spare tire, so I looked and sure enough all have the one hole egged out in same location, I probably would have tried to repair that!