The rims were pretty rough when I started on the truck. They were rusty
and obviously had been painted a couple times.
The first step was to wire brush all the loose paint and rust. I then treated the rust with a rust killer, and sprayed the rims silver.
Next I masked off all the areas I wanted to keep silver, ang sprayed everything black.
Once the tape was removed, the rims are once again the stock paint scheme. The final picture is with the original stainless beauty ring back on.
beauty rings rattled quite a bit even though they seemed to be seated
I managed to solve that problem by placing several two inch strips of heavy quarter inch foam rubber weather stripping around the outside edge of the beauty ring. This keeps the ring from vibrating against the rim.
– Center Bore: 70.3 mm
– Lug Size: M12 x 1.5
– Wheel Fasteners: Lug nuts
– Trim Production: [1988 .. 1992]
Tire Rim PCD
195/75R14 6Jx14 ET0 5x120.65
205/75R14 6Jx14 ET0 5x120.65
205/70R14 6Jx14 ET0 5x120.65
215/65R15 7Jx15 ET-6.4 5x120.65
Ex.: 7J x 15 ET35
Rim width (in) x rim diameter (in) J is mounting flange type. ET35 is positive offset of 35mm. It is vital not to deviate too far from the offset of the wheel originally fitted to the vehicle.
PCD - Bolt pattern
This is the diameter of an imaginary circle drawn through the centre of the bolt holes. PCD is measured in mm. E.g. 4x100 means the wheel has 4 bolt holes and the diameter of the imaginary circle through the bolt holes is 100mm.