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Builds – Gerald’s 1963 CJ-3B

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Gerald recently purchased some tires.  They are Goodyear casings P 235 /75/15 with V-Grip Hot Cap retreads from Import Export Tire in Latrobe, PA.  This is a different seller than the Stone Tire Company I highlighted a few months ago.

Gerald writes, “The Rims are Appliance brand 13 spoke Manufactured by the W.R. Grace Co. in 1976, Max Wheel Load 1580 lbs.  Model 1058V5 15 x 8.5 wide.  The are 5 x 51/2 Bolt circe with a 3 1/2 inch offset.  Lug nuts are a special washer and nut deal.  Gorilla still makes them.”

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Here’s a look at the casting

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The Tires are Goodyear casings P 235 /75/15 with V-Grip Hot Cap retreads from Import Export Tire in Latrobe, PA. We always called the Mini Terra’s.

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Here’s my 1963 3B Sporting the set-up.

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We raced with these back in the 70’s and 80’s and finally found a place that would still do these.

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4 Comments on “Builds – Gerald’s 1963 CJ-3B

  1. double r

    excellent work – its simply one of the better looking jeeps i am seeing – truly my inspiration – yours truly – see ya at work

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  3. kurt garringer

    Hi, i am looking for lug nuts for some wr grace wheels. do you happen to have a part number from gorilla

  4. David Eilers

    Kurt,

    There’s a quick guide to five lug nuts at the bottom of this link for Gorilla: https://www.gorilla-auto.com/lug-nuts. I’ve used the “standard mag” lug nut on my Hurricane rims (very similar to the Grace rims). It may be part # 73188 . I can’t guarantee that these will fit yours, as I don’t know the width of the Grace rims (my rims required washers as well; not sure about the Graces).

    Here’s a Crager version of the lug nuts: https://www.amazon.com/Cragar-Standard-Mag-Center-Washer/dp/B009SDA1RC/ref=asc_df_B009SDA1RC/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312061979255&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4929410414152447256&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033799&hvtargid=pla-568238559510&psc=1

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