I've read where flanges are tight on a new rim and have to be turned, but what should I do if the rim is too loose for the rim. Should I just go buy another flange that will fit? Thanks
Any measurements or pictures from top and bottom.
Depending on your fit you may have options.
Flanges have 2 different ID sizes to deal with. Unless you have the ability turn them yourself to fit, I would buy the one that the rim was turned for. I recently needed one and out of six I had on hand, none would fit properly.
Did you get the rim from Steve Huber? If so check with him. You can solve the flange problem by putting a strip of veneer around the shell to tighten up the flange I have seen a couple of pre war Gibsons where it was done that way at the factory. I did it to a 57 100 that I have. You can get a birch veneer that is used on plywood edges at lumber yards. The tone ring may need the skirt length adjusted also. If so it is best done on a lathe. Huber will fit a ring to one of their shells for a reasonable cost
Thanks so much.It is a Huber as you guessed. I’ll call the shop today and get his thoughts as well.
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