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Old 10-01-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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Hi, We just bought an '84 chevy jubilee a couple of months ago and put some money into it as we are now traveling. The worst part of all of it was finding 800*16.5 tires, they were almost impossible to find but we did find them. We are now out on the road and have had 2 brand new tires blow out on us. we have been to 3 different tire places but to no avail no 16.5 tires. any input would be great as to where I could possibly find tires or where we could buy 16" rims to get out of this nightmare. Thanks to all who respond!!
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I had an 84 Tioga on a Ford Chassis for a short while. I pickup used 16" rims at a place called Pick-A-Part in my area for $25 a rim. You should be able to find someone or place that sells used rims that will fit your chassis.

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We just bought a 1985 Eldorado on a Chevy G30 chassis and faced the same problem. None of the national chain stores carried them and the small independent tire shop in town could get them but could not balance them. The garage that works on my vehicles made some calls and found the tires at a commercial truck tire shop (Atlanta Commercial Tire). No waiting room and it took almost 4 very warm hours but it was worth it. 6 brand new (2013) tires mounted and balanced for $1,284.99 (including old tire disposal).
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Glad you're aboard. Sorry you're having problems. A little more info on your location would help. If there's a Pomp's Tire in your area check with them. We used a lot of 16.5s on the Twinkie fleet and they were our supply in the Twin Cities area. Best of luck on finding the tires or tires and wheels you need. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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We just bought a 1985 Eldorado on a Chevy G30 chassis and faced the same problem. None of the national chain stores carried them and the small independent tire shop in town could get them but could not balance them. The garage that works on my vehicles made some calls and found the tires at a commercial truck tire shop (Atlanta Commercial Tire). No waiting room and it took almost 4 very warm hours but it was worth it. 6 brand new (2013) tires mounted and balanced for $1,284.99 (including old tire disposal).


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16.5 is becoming an obsolete size. Essentially been replaced by 16 inch. If you go to a junkyard, just get some 16 inch dually wheels off a slightly newer GM chassis, the bolt pattern switched in late 90's I believe. Even Dodge or Ford may also work, but check the hub diameter (hole in center of wheel) and bolt pattern to be sure. Bolt pattern easy to check, just measure across the lugs, center to center, it will be like 8 lugs x 6.5 inch diam bolt circle or something close to that. Or you can upgrade to new aluminum wheels for higher cost and looks. Either way, you will need new 16 inch tires to go with the new wheels, can't use 16.5 tires on 16 inch wheels. Good thing is 16 inch truck tires are common and lot of selection for lower prices than the 16.5.
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