Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: El Paso, TX
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I guess I could revisit this in case anyone else runs across the same problem I have...
The 78-80 Dodges and Fords came with a "new" safety feature, an alternating taper pattern on the rim. Half of the holes taper in and half taper out. There is an alignment pin in order to ensure you have them properly positioned on the axle during installation.
1980 E/F350 wheels came in 16" with the alternating pattern. These wheels are getting rare and usually run in the $90-100 each price range. I could have gotten a set, but I decided to just wait and have my RV shipped to me. I will slap one last set of 8.75x16.5LT bias plys on it and keep my eyes peeled for a 94-98 12V 2wd dually that has been rolled for cheap. I will just transplant the drivetrain from the truck into the RV (rear axle included), source front hubs from a 1981+ B300 van chassis, and use the wheels from the donor rig. I will also beef up the rear frame extensions, add air bags and a custom hitch and use it as a camping/tow rig for the off-road toys at the same time.
2009 3500 Laramie SRW QC/SB 4x4 6-speed manual in Electric Blue. All stock for the warranty period.