1960 Metro 3 on Tree linkage? Tires for split rims? Hubcaps for sale?

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  1. Abel Burke

    Abel Burke Farmall Cub

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    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for all your help in advance! My wife and I just finished painting our Metro van! Super excited about it, but have a few questions hoping I could get some help with.


    1) Want to keep the three on the tree but linkage is so sloppy that it's really difficult to drive. There's probably no bushing kit or any parts for it right? What would you guys recommend?


    2) It's got split rims. Do you know what type of tubed tires are decent and affordable?


    3) Anyone have the 3/4 ton hubcaps they'd be interested in selling?


    Thanks a lot! Here are some photos of it!
     

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  2. jeff campbell

    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    The triple diamond caps ?
     
  3. wjajr

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    Cool truck!

    I remember as a kid back in the 50's my uncle drove one of those when he worked for the USPS. I also drove a few of the smaller mid sixties 1/2 ton Metro's when I worked at a commercial laundry & dry cleaner which used them for delivery and pick-up.

    I have looked into tires for my 1200B pick-up with same rims. From what I can gather a LT radial tire used with a radial tube, and a new whatever the inner rubber ring that hugs center of wheel & protects inner tube is called, will work. Radial tires are half the price of classic biased-ply reproduction tires size for size. Tractor Supply has radial tubes and the whats you call-its on the shelf, as probably any tire distributor. But, most tire places won't even look at these rims, don't want them on the premises excepting a commercial heavy truck tire store that has a cage to safely inflate those rims with freshly mounted rubber. Perhaps a farm tractor dealer would also work on those rims, call around.
     
  4. Abel Burke

    Abel Burke Farmall Cub

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    Hi I'm good with any of the hubcaps that will work for it! triple diamond or the ones that just say IH. Thanks
     
  5. Abel Burke

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    Awesome! Thanks for your response. I will look into it! Appreciate your help
     
  6. Randall Barringer

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    I might have 4 of the IH ones that are correct for it. Give me a week or so if you donĀ“t mind.
     
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  7. Abel Burke

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    That would be great! Thanks a lot. Just let me know.
     
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    If you have a GCR Tire near you, they'll work on splits.

    Be sure & buy the thickest tubes you can find (I've heard radial tubes are the thick ones): I had a rash of random pinch flats on my M715 that I think were due to a really flimsy tube, brand-new as it was.

    The rubber whatchamachingus that goes on the rim is called the "flap". They can be reused many times if they're not rotted out.
     
  10. Randall Barringer

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    PM sent for the hubcaps

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