1962 D300 wheel bolt pattern question

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1962 D300 wheel bolt pattern question

Postby hotskins » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:54 pm

New guy here and I'm looking into buying a 1962 D300. The truck I'm looking into is probably one of the most solid 62 trucks I have ever seen, at least sheet metal wise. My question is about the wheel bolt pattern. Now I may have misunderstood what he was telling me, but it was something on the lines of the bolt pattern is now non-existent and illegal. I guess the legality part is what has me confused. Can a bolt pattern be illegal? Doesn't sound right to me. Being non-existent, maybe. He also mentioned something about BUD wheels. Not sure what those are yet. If there is anyone out there that could help this old ignorant dumbass out I would greatly appreciate. Thanks
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Re: 1962 D300 wheel bolt pattern question

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:14 pm

BUDD is a wheel manufacturer. Bolt pattern is 6 lug, obsolete but NOT ILLEGAL! The seller is the dumbass.
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Re: 1962 D300 wheel bolt pattern question

Postby 712edf » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:11 pm

The only thing concerning those wheels is that they are of the splint-ring design, require a tube/flap & most modern tire shops won't touch them (liability issue, but not legality). You will have to have a truck tire shop do any tire mounting.

I am somewhat familiar with the town you live in, Sanger. My uncle was a truck driver for Hollingsworth Grain & Trucking for decades, and my wife's uncle is buried there in the local cemetery.

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Re: 1962 D300 wheel bolt pattern question

Postby Kaegi » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:49 am

was a very common bolt pattern back then. ford, Dodge, IH etc used it for years I think its 6 on 7.25" dodge 1 tons used it until 69 when they went to 8 lug. illegal is funny. no such thing.
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