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Old 06-19-2018, 02:20 AM   #1
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This look like a split rim?

Getting a new axle, ordered new tires and took a close look at my hub and it looks odd. I know old Bugs had split rims and I'm hoping this isn't my case, as many shops won't work with them anymore. Does this look like one?
FYI I ordered a dexter 2200 ($750 installed) but it's 6-8 weeks to get it here. Outsiders still think we're a territory. Tires will be ST175 80 r13 ($180 mounted). Just finished RotFixing all the soft spots in my floor and real happy with the results. Other than proper rubber and felt for the front window and maybe a Fantastic Fan this bugger is structurally sound. Plenty of cosmetic work but I'm not too worried about it now.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:03 AM   #2
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That's not a split rim, Goggle them to see what they look like.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:26 AM   #3
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no not a split rim
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:55 AM   #4
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I agree, that does not look like a split rim. I have similar 13-inch wheels and hubs. Are those on your Burrow? What year?
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:09 AM   #5
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Agree with others, not a split rim. Husband and I used to have some dump trucks, back when dinosaurs crossed the road without looking both ways, and it was my job to repair the tires when we had flats. Splits can be killers.

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Years ago car rims had a separate center piece which was riveted to the rim.
It was a common practice for a while to cut the rivets and reverse the center, thus the advent of painted or"Chrome Reverse" wheels which were made by hotrodders to produce a deep "reverse" offset.
The practice went away with the introduction of welded wheels and aftermarket custom wheels.






Below is a picture of a typical split rim used mostly on larger trucks.

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Were those ever designed for tubeless tires? I do not see how that would work. Am I right?
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Were those ever designed for tubeless tires? I do not see how that would work. Am I right?
No, the type shown above required an innertube. Interestingly enough, the tubes actually wore thin against the inside of the tire as the tire wore.
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Right Dave, shoulda Googled before calling for help. Yes, it's off my '83 Burro ct. Now I'll try to wire brush and paint the rims and wait for shipment. Meantime I'll install a new water pump and clean out my water tank (looks like it's about 7-10 gallons?). I'm also thinking of replacing the cooler w a slide out yeti-knockoff cooler.
Gotta get this thing on the road and in the woods! Thanks folks.
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Years ago car rims had a separate center piece which was riveted to the rim.
It was a common practice for a while to cut the rivets and reverse the center, thus the advent of painted or"Chrome Reverse" wheels which were made by hotrodders to produce a deep "reverse" offset.
The practice went away with the introduction of welded wheels and aftermarket custom wheels.

Thanks for the info Floyd, never knew that.
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