Looked to nice to paint, even though I know they are supposed to be. Put them on the truck yesterday and now she is ready for Old Car Festival this week!
Did you have them build the wheels or just buy spokes and do them yourself?
They built them. $150 each for the front and $180 for the rears. They also sandblasted and primed the metal parts for $45 per wheel. I drove them down and went back 2 1/2 weeks later and picked them up, they are just over 350 miles one way from me. Figured as heavy as the rears are, would cost me less in gas than shipping.
Very nice truck!
Hal..if you're gonna do some yourself, I built a wheel press you're welcome to use.
Nice work though I'm a bit disappointed in the various color differences. Staining might make them more uniform.
I'll respectfully disagree with Charlie B.
When I had Mr. Stutzman rebuild my last wheel, I asked him to vary the darkness and grain of the spokes. Part of the beauty of wood is its random irregularity.
Thanks guys. The truck is a TT, with what I think is a Unitrux conversion kit on it. And it has the high speed rear end.
I stained them with a natural stain to help bring the wood grain out. Then coated with 3 coats of spar polyurethane.
Thanks Michael, but I built one. I had one bad front wheel on my TT, so I built the press and bought the spokes to repair it. So far, my rears are good and solid, but you never know. I was just curious how the heavier spokes and rim worked out on the press. Maybe I will never have to address that.