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Old 08-25-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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We need a wheel for our Compact Jr.
Have checked with nearly all salvage yards in area with no luck.
Where do I find one?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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I have an extra 13" wheel off my Trillium. It is a 5x4.5" with a 3 3/8" offset. There is an ancient tire currently mounted but could be removed. You can have it for the price of shipping.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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I replaced mine with rather inexpensive new wheels from a local marine trailer retailer. I think they were $35 each, and there were at least two or three options (galvanized, painted, 'spoked'), in the 4 on 4 - 13 inch style. Later, when tooling through Northern Tools, I saw I could have gotten replacements even cheaper there - $28 I think.

My trailer had three different wheels when I bought it, and none of the tires were the same make and vintage. For just a little over $200 I was able to put matching new set-ups on both hubs and the spare. Might be more than you were hoping to spend, but, along with new bearings, the peace of mind it gives me on the highway is worth it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:55 AM   #4
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This is the wheel Phill is talking about.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/sto...30318_200330318
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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Could you please answer this-if you measure from the center of the lug across to the other lug-what is the measurement-ours is 4 1/2 inch and from one lug to the other is 3 1/4 inch. Think yours is different but needed to know. Have checked many rv places and salvage yards and all I can find is 4 inch and it won`t fit.Thanks
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Could you please answer this-if you measure from the center of the lug across to the other lug-what is the measurement-ours is 4 1/2 inch and from one lug to the other is 3 1/4 inch. Think yours is different but needed to know. Have checked many rv places and salvage yards and all I can find is 4 inch and it won`t fit.Thanks
It used to be that 13 inch wheels were very popular on smaller American and many foreign cars. There were zillions of wheels of all kinds available at junk yards.

I bought a set of wheels from a wrecked Fiat sports car and made some minor modifications to make them fit a Mercury Capri for a time, then when that car was put out to pasture I found they my Scamp.

One option is to replace the hubs to get a more common bolt center. You could even go the full route and install brakes at this time. Never know -- might save you from a white-knuckle disaster in the future.
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The lug nut distance is measures from the center of one lug nut hole across the middle of the wheel to the center of the opposite lug nut hole. It should be 4" on a Compact Jr. unless the hubs have been changed.

https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#patterns
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