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Cub Rims

Postby Oldmoparman » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:39 pm

Ok, I am new to this and the Farmall/International family. I purchased a 1969 International Cub with a 5' mower in April and a 1945 Farmall A in November. Does anyone still make factory style rims or will I have to go with the aftermarket? I also thought about buying a blank rim and mounting the original blocks on the new blanks.

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Re: Cub Rims

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:46 pm

Welcome to the forum, one more post and you can access most of the forum. Check forum sponsors at the bottom of this page, also post on THE VINE, Classified subforum for your needs. M.E.MILLER TIRE sells replacements.
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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:44 pm

I would try Burgh Implement in Harmony for good used ones.
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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:51 pm

Oldmoparman wrote:... I also thought about buying a blank rim and mounting the original blocks on the new blanks.


This is your best bet. Aftermarket rims have loops that use carriage bolts, as opposed to original rims that have square blocks that use square head bolts. I acquired two original rims that were rusted through. Before welding them together (to make a fire ring) I removed the mounting blocks and it did not take long for them to find a new home.

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Edit: Don types faster than I do. His suggestion is valid for used original rims.
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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:31 pm

You didn't say whether you are looking for rims for the Cub or the A. They are not the same. The A rims are typically wider. The blocks/loops/lugs have a different offset and make a different diameter bolt circle.

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Re: Cub Rims

Postby ricky racer » Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:30 am

Welcome aboard! Used rims in very good shape can also be purchased. Place an ad on The Vine to see what options are out there.
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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Oldmoparman » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:37 am

I actually need one rim for each tractor. Yes, I found out the hard way they are different.

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Re: Cub Rims

Postby tst » Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:13 am

the new replacement rims are good quality but use carriage bolts to mount them, I got good grade 8 carriage bolts from McMaster Carr, 1/2 x 3 "

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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Gary S. » Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:36 am

So what you guys are saying is that before you throw out any rusted out rims the lugs should be cut off in case someone can use them?

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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:20 pm

Yes. It’s not an easy task, but worth the effort if they are in good condition.
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Re: Cub Rims

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:00 pm

What Stan said - check the site sponsors.
John Hargis at JP Tractors has lots of used nice rims for sale. After purchasing rear rims, hydraulic sets, rear light markers from him, I have found his prices and shipping very reasonable. Same day shipping usually, too.

http://jptractorsalvage.com/inventory2. ... rySubId=11
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Re: Cub Rims

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:29 pm

Be sure that the replacement rims your get are the right width. Rims are measured from the inside of the place the tire bead seats.

Look at the diagram about half way down this page:
https://www.millertire.com/faqs/


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