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Theo Morris    Posted 08-19-2018 at 19:59:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ok I bought a set of tires that are 9.5 x 32. The rims are bad, rusted out. Do they make a hoop rim to fit my tires? I thought I was just going to replace the original tires that were dry rotted but did not know the rims were rusted out. EBay has 9 x 28 hoop rims, will that work with my 9.5 x 32 tires? The rims on my 1939 9N are 8 x 28.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-21-2018 at 05:42:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One last suggestion on this topic. Keep your 32" hat rims and center discs no matter which way you decide to go. If you still go with a 32" rim, you will need the centers, otherwise you are dead in the water. ALSO, if you go with the 8 x 32 blank rim from MILLER TIRE, you may be able to salvage the loops off your rotted hat rims to weld onto the new blanks. I'd keep the 32" hats too -you never know if someday they will be restored. The key to going with the blanks is finding someone to pull old loops of hat rims, and put the loops on the blanks correctly if you are not capable of doing it. All that work is not going to be cheap, maybe a bit if you do it yourself. Even if you find someone who can salvage the hats it won't be cheap. There are a few guys who have done this project, a few articles in N-News on it, and one or two who have made their own loops. The original Ford rear rims, before the hat rims, were 32", 6-LOOP type, with cast iron loops riveted on. The hat rims had loops welded on.

    ORIGINAL FORD 9N REAR 32" RIMS; 6-LOOP STYLE WITH RIVETED LOOPS:


    Tim Daley(MI)

    HCooke    Posted 08-20-2018 at 07:03:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I answered this question for you a few days ago. You will have to repair the rims you took off or find used ones (and probably have them repaired also).

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-20-2018 at 03:05:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Theo-
    We went over this in our emails. A 9.5 x 32 tire WILL NOT FIT ON A 28" RIM and vice versa. Your original 9N Hat Rims are/were 8 x 32, took a 9 x 32 tire. By 1940 Ford offered a 9 x 28 Hat Rim which used the 10 x 28 tire. Nowadays the tires are measured differently, and the 10 x 28 is now 11.2 x 28. You say your 1939 9N has 8 x 28 rims. There is no size like that and what you told me was your original hat rims had the 9 x 32 tires. Forget eBay. There are some 32 rims but they are made for John Deeres or Farmalls and they will not fit a FORD. You can get better deals at the reputable tire franchises. MILLER TIRE sells a blank 8 x 32 rim, meaning there are no lugs for the center discs -see LINK below. You would need to get some lugs made then have someone weld them on IN THE CORRECT POSITION. There are some fellas who have restored hat rims, but it's not going to be cheap, is a lot of work, and probably not worth it unless you are doing a full all original restoration. That is if it is indeed a 1939 9N. What is the serial number? What I told you yesterday seems the logical avenue to pursue. That is, contact whomever you bought the new 9.5 x 32 tires from and tell them you want to exchange them for a pair of 11.2 tires. then get a set of 9 x 28 hat Rims or a pair of the newer aftermarket 6-Loop rims and go with that. Any decent tire dealer will acknowledge your error and gladly exchange the tires for you. That is what I suggested you do yesterday in my last email. I know you are new to Ford Tractors, and there is so much to learn, but you are overthinking this. Chalk it up to Lessons Learned as well. Never buy any new parts until you know for sure old ones are defective and/or you are certain that is what you need. My offer on the 10 x28 Hat Rims still stands as well.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    mhb@ufe    Posted 08-19-2018 at 20:32:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You can not put 32 inch tires on 28 inch rims. I don't know of any new 32 inch rims available for the Fords. You may be able to find someone to repair your rims or find a set that someone has already repaired.

    Mark

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