Maybe someone here would have a 30 x 3 1/2 Dayton wire wheel or a turtle deck to help Ray rebuild his T.
Here's the link to his post about the accident over on the MTFCI forum.
So So sad. This was the Texas accident if I recall. I have no needed parts but would like to make a donation where to send it? On a note, when viewing the picture posted on this MTFCI web site, I could only view 1/8th of the picture at a time. I had to move the cursor to view separate parts of the picture. A recent post said they did not like this web site, perhaps comparing it to the MTFCI web site. To me , this is another example of why I like this web site forum so much - easy to use and easy to see the posted pictures.
No, not Texas. This one was in Montana. If you scroll down from the big oversized picture, you'll see that Jay reposted it in a size that fits the screen. On both sites you have to resize your pictures before posting.
I have frames that I would donate if you know any one coming to Colorado.
That wheel just needs a new rim and to be set up on a jig and respoked. The hub and wheel center are just fine. Should be done for less than $200 at any good wheel shop.
David, Ray's photo was 1.06 mb right off his camera. At the MTFCA forum were on here you need to reduce your photo to a puny 194kb size in order to post it. If you would have taken the time to scroll down the thread you would have seen that I resized the photo for him to fit the screen.
As A side note, I posted this thread here 10 hours ago an nearly 300 people have viewed the accident thread over on the MTFCI forum. Wayne Sheldon was the only member here not Phobic about posting a comment to the thread in that time frame.
It would be nice if one of our members or lurkers here could help Ray out with the parts he needs to get his 1917 Roadster back on the road after his near death experience behind the wheel of his Model T.
We participated in the National Tour in Montana several years back and unfortunately, the "back roads" in Montana on the tour were mostly posted 50 + mph and being I have family from, and at present, residing in that beautiful state, we had several near misses headed up to the Canadian border one day and driving around Flathead Lake on another due to other modern vehicles traveling at what Montana considers "reasonable & prudent" - Holy Crap - that means 70-80 + !!!! A very unfortunate accident indeed and he is quite lucky to still be on the planet !
This is a very unfortunate accident, but it's good to know that Ray is recovering. This is the type of thing I fear most when driving my T's in modern traffic.
In order to help Ray get the parts needed to fix his car, it would help to see pictures of the back end and any other parts of the car needing repairs. A list of parts needed would be good also.