Post by lovnvintage on Jan 16, 2014 12:43:58 GMT -8
I am planning to pick up an old mobile scout this weekend. The price is too good to pass up, $0, so I don't want to be too big of a nuisance to the owner. He is not at the location of the trailer so can't help with my question. It has 7x15 tires on a 5 lug. does anybody own a mobile scout that could help me figure the spacing. I know my Shasta can use ford rims so wondering about this one. It is a 1970 year model,dual axle. Would love to only make 1 trip instead of 2 as it is about 1 1/2 hours from home. Thanks to anybody that could help out.
Post by lovnvintage on Jan 16, 2014 15:38:37 GMT -8
Thanks for replying bb, that was what I was thinking. But thinking usually gets me into trouble! Guess I will hope it is right and try and round up 4 that should at least get her home. If not then guess when I get there we will pull the old ones and make a second trip to pick it up. Weather is supposed to be good all weekend so little day trips might be nice anyway.
Post by John Palmer on Jan 16, 2014 19:46:27 GMT -8
FORD/MOPAR had two different bolt circles that have been used on trailers for many years. They are BOTH five bolt wheels. One is a 4 1/2" circle, and the other is a 5 1/2" circle. The 5 1/2" circle was standard on the FORD pick ups and cars up to the 1950's, and is the circle that is on my 1958 Mallard as standard equipment. My 1953 Aljoa had the 4 1/2" circle.
Another issue with wheel interchange is the wheel hub center. Some wheels have a lip on the center of the hub that center the wheel (called hubcentric), others center by the lug nuts (called lugcentric) in some cases they will interchange, but in others they will not fit, depends on the trailer hub.
Unfortunately, the only way to tell what you have is to measure it.