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'47 Chevy 8-bolt steel wheels


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I'm gathering up the pieces parts to start a conversion of the catch truck used in the move "Hatari!". The John Wayne movie where they go out and capture African game for various zoos around the world. This particular truck has a later style bed from an early 60's fleetline or some similar truck and 8 bolt wheels. I have a cab that will work and I'm watching ebay for an early 60's fleetline donor kit. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any steelies with an 8-bolt pattern. Any and all help would be massively appreciated.

Thanks

Don

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http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=82097

The second wheel pictured, listed as a "16.5" wheel, is pretty close. I'm not really familiar with "Hatari!" or the truck used in it, but I do know those old Chevy trucks, the 8 lug trucks would have either had a 15" (3/4 ton) or 17" (1 ton) split rim wheel. Would not be a hard conversion from the resin pieces to make the 17" version.

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Thanks for the link Bill. Hadn't seen these. I ordered a set. They look a bit new but I think Danny is working on a set that may be exactly what I'm looking for. Hopefully tires as well.

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