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Bought some new tires this summer and they are mounted on modified JD 185 wheels. The hubs are to wide so they had to be machined narrower. Tires are Carlisle 20.00x10.00-8s Super Lugs. Roger





 

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Do you have a side shot showing how level it sits? Can you elaborate on mods you made to the rims? Just shorten up the tube part that the keyway is in?
 

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It sits about 1 inch higher in the back. Factory the tires are 18 inch and run a bit smaller. New tires are 20 inch and are more like 19.5 inches. I just shortened the axle tube on the rims about 5/16 of an inch if I remember correctly. I did it a couple on months ago. Chucked the rims in a large lathe and cut the outside down until the tube was the same length at the 70 wheels. If I get a chance later I will add some side views. Roger
 

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I think the pan makes it look a bit more like a RF. The only reason I used the 185 wheels is I had them, they are the same basic size and wanted to keep the original tires and wheels for snow use in the winter. Roger
 

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I restored a 70 not too long ago. I was going to put bar tires on the rear but I thought that they would not clear the fenders. Guess I was wrong about that. They really look nice on that little 70.
 
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