It appears to be a good price.
“Good casings and decent tread 541-933-3904 Dave”
It appears to be a good price.
“Good casings and decent tread 541-933-3904 Dave”
Nice looking 5 x 51/2 Hurricane Rims, though the price seems a bit crazy. The lettering on the tire looks like it has been sprayed blue?
“I have a set of 4 hurricane mag wheels and tires, one set is a set of 2 that have BRAND NEW 295/50/15’s the other 2 wheels have a set of 295/50/15 hancooks with halph tread on them,still very nice. these rims are 5 x 5.5 that are coming off my 1979 ford f100 custom. if you want some rims that will make heads turn, these are it! please call rob at 207-320-3069 or text.”
Brett found this jeep with no drive train, but some tires with plenty of tread left.
“new rubber no power train”
As I have mentioned a few times, I grew up in the Wandering Willys Jeep Club. In 1971, the club lead an effort to record all the members from Clubs in Region one of the PNW4WDA, their names, addresses, phone number, jeep types, jeep names, their jobs, and assorted other info. As far as I know, this was the first and last directory of its type created.
Last year I tried to find one of those booklets at my parents house, but couldn’t find one. However, during this trip I was looking for something else and came across two booklets. Looking through it, I found a variety of interesting bits of info that I’ll be sharing over time.
One of my favorite finds was an early Ad for Bobcat Fiberglass bodies, complete with the watermark logo of a bobcat (which I didn’t notice until I scanned the ad). Below is the Ad with owner Fred Weis listed as the contact person. Apparently, sometime later Bobcat products were owned by H.C. Van Wagner, as shown by this business card embedded in one of my fenders (yes it is still there).
Below is the original Ad, followed by a later business card. One interesting bit of info is that I haven’t seen any Bobcat CJ-3B bodies (that I know of).
Here are some Bobcat Products:
This is supposed to be the first Bobcat body produced:
Here is an example of a raised hood:
Here’s a body .. note the wide rim around the rear edge of the body. Also, the step doesn’t cut in to the body at the end and there are no drain holes by the step. (similar to mine)
Here’s an example of the body that I purchased, which was a light body racer.
“Note the much wider edge (maybe 2″ wide). This body was hacked up a little bit,
but hopefully cleaned up nicely for the guy who purchased it:
I’m a little confused by the ad, but I believe there are 4 15 x 8 rims with a 5×5.5 bolt pattern.
“Jeep/Ford/Dodge 70s aluminum 5 slot 15″ rims “ONLY 2 RIMS REMAIN ALL OTHERS HAVE BEEN SOLD”. I also have 4 – 5 lug 5.5 bolt pattern $50 each. All rims are 15″ and 8″ wide with large center holes for 4 wheel drive. One rim is slightly different in appearance. Will fit Ford, Scout, and Dodge as well.”
The price is right on these. They appear to be 5×5.5 bolt pattern.
“15×7 Aluminum Turbine Wheels. 4 inch back space. I don’t have any caps or lugs for these wheels. These wheels are in very good condition. Please call Greg at 320-293-5690 or 320-253-8789 with any question or to take a look.”
I am assuming that 5×5.25 rims will fit old jeeps.
“15 x 7 rims 5 on 5.25 bolt pattern. i used to have these on my truck till it got totalled. no need for them now. asking $150. all are straight and true. good condition. call chad 785-556-0343 leave message if no answer, i will call ya back”
“I HAVE TWO LIKE NEW (2) TERRA 31 X 15.5 X 15 TIRES. THEY CAME OFF MY SANDRAIL, I WENT WITH A SMALLER AVT TIRE. * TREAD 90% * NO BROKEN TREAD. CALL IF ANY QUESTIONS 813-714-8082 EMAIL. DANODEVINE97@HOTMAIL.COM”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Have turbine rims. Was $400.
Rims not included. The tires appear in good shape.
“Set of four Goodyear Xtra-Trac Terra tires, size 31 X 15.50-15 nylon, like new, $400 (not including rims).”
This looks like a very good price for the tires.
“2-Goodyear Terra-tires 31×15.50 by 15″ Excellent Condition $100.00 both or best offer Calls only 231-750-5148″
Here are terra tires with some beef on them.
“set of 4 complete with wheels. 31-15.5-15 MAKE OFFER 817-228-3980″
The wheels are $200 and the seat is $100. This is within a mile of me somewhere, so if anyone is interested I can grab and hold them for ya.
“Military jeep wheels and tires from an old ARMY jeep. Would fit Willy’s flatfender jeeps or anything with 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. Good for ratrod or hotrod projects.
6 wheels and tires all together, all wheels match and all tires hold air, 4 tires in great shape, 2 good for spare. Jeep seat in picture is for sale for $100 OBO (frame folds down and is in good condition, easy to recover yourself) $200 OBO for all 6 wheels/tires
There are two rims of two different sizes.
“set of turbine rims with chrome caps. 2-15″ x 8″ & 2-15″ x 10″. big ford bolt pattern (5 bolt). $125”
I can’t remember seeing hurricane rims like this with the ribs extending into the bolt area.
“These are 5 lug wheels with a 5 1/2 inch bolt pattern. $150. Call 503-256-5240 or 971-219-0678 and visit http://garydunnchevparts.com”
These look like a nice set of run-about tires.
“Wheels and tires off my 57 Willys Jeep CJ 5. Heavy duty would make a great replacement or back up set for yours. The wheels are in good shape and the tires have full tread remaining on them. Email if interested.”
These appear to be 8″ wide rims. 5 for $100 is a good price.
“Selling qty (5) old school turbine wheels with 5 on 5 and a half bolt pattern. Will clean up real nice with some wheel polish. I think they are 8 inches wide. $100.00. Bret. 612-803-4977.”
This looks like a good price.
“31×15:50×15 goodyear terra tires like new only have about 500 miles on them mounted on 3/4 ton steel wheels call 509-773-4118″
These appear in reasonable shape.
“This is a pair of 31×15.50×15 Goodyear Wrangler XT Terra Tires mounted on 15″ steel rims with Ford 1/2 ton and Jeep 5 bolt pattern. The rims are straight and the tire sidewalls are free of cracks. There are tubes installed. Price is $323.00 USD for the pair or best reasonable offer. Cash only. ”
Here’s a buyer for some rims.
“I want to buy some old school turbine style wheels for my CJ5. Bolt pattern 5 on 5.5 . Tires a plus. Contact Greg in Loveland via reply email this ad.”
Here’s a nice price on some rims.
“This is a full set of five, Chrome wheels with the 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. That fits Willys, Jeep CJ5 CJ7, Ford Bronco, Ford F 150 and some Dodge trucks I believe as well. These are a 15 inch rim that is 10 inches wide with a 4 inch back space. The chrome is still good. I bought a set of BFG all terrain tires that where mounted on these wheels. I already had my own wheels, so I don’t need these. All five for 100 bucks. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.”
These look in good shape.
“Brand: Superior “SuperDrag I” (Made in USA – California). Bolt Pattern: 5 on 5.5. Size: 15×8.5”
Wheels have been used for wheeling at some points in the past and the outermost lip shows this. There’s some rock/curb rash on all the wheels on the outer edge. The main part of the wheels should polish up nice, and overall they look good from a little distance, good for a truck you plan on using or four wheeling, but probably not for a show truck. Besides surface imperfections, wheels are not damaged. Call, text, or email. 360-393-9944.”
Dan spotted these (truth be told, Dan has spotted a number of deals tonight!) I believe these are 8″ wide hurricane rims; these have the same number of fins as my wheels.
“I have a set of four Modern aluminum wheels. They came with my Jeep CJ5 when I bought it last summer, and I wanted to go back to some stock steelies. They measure 15×8 with a 5×5.5 bolt pattern and 3.75″ backspacing. Comes with all 20 lugnuts and two center caps (have locking hubs on the front and PO didn’t have the other two anymore). They’re in good shape, maybe a little dusty, but no cracks/dings/dents, blah blah blah. All of them hold air perfectly, in fact I replaced all the valve cores about a week ago. I have 31×10.50s with stock springs (with 40 years of sag) and had no rubbing issues for what that’s worth.”
These appear in good condition.
“6 tires and rims 4 mounted fit jeep,ford,scout,chevy the 2 other rims are 8 lug. Tires size is 31×15.5×15. Call David @ 360-607-6258″
These appear in good shape.
“Western Turbines with polished fins, hub centers and outer lips. come with brand new center caps (5 of them ). The caps are American Racing brand. They are the only ones I could find to fit the center holes properly. 2 each 15×8 and 15x 10 all with Ford 2 WD pickup 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. No chips dings, bends, scratches, etc. These are NICE !!! Asking $350 or best REASONABLE offer. Call 503-632-6997 or email to above address. Thank you, Jeff”