I am helping a friend in Antwerp (Belgium) with the rebuild of his 1914 touring. We are willing to keep it in the way as it was found but for safety the wheels need to be rebuild.
The wheels are the original non-demountable rim wheels. The felloes and the spokes have to be redone.
Is there a way to do it myself and how should it be done? The later demountable rim wheels I did myself for all the model T's I have.
Is it easier to send the wheels to someone who can do it? Where can I send the wheels too??
Thanks for your help.
Just a few photos of the wheels.
Stutzman can do the job if you don't find a good shop closer to home.
33656 County Rd 12
Baltic, OH 43804
Do they have an Email of website??
in case Steve doesn't see this for a while...no, I don't believe they have a website or e-mail. They're Amish (or possibly Mennonite) so you're lucky to be able to get them the old fashioned way!
I hear they do fantastic, reasonable work. I've actually talked with the guy myself about different wheel issues, and he was very helpful and pleasant guy. Your call usually goes to an ans. machine, but he ALWAYS returns calls usually the same day.
What's wrong with the wheels, why not tighten them by banding the felloes against the rim and replacing the rivets? Works for me.
It is hard to see on the pictures, but at some places the wood is falling apart and became dust.
I think it will be safer to rebuild them before they came apart during a sunday afternoon drive.