Hello all, at some point I would like to build up a new set of 30 x 3 1/2 demountable wood wheels for my car. I drive my car year round if the roads are clear, so I would prefer not to take my existing wheels apart.
I see that I can buy either new or good used hubs from the vendors, along with new wood spokes, but is there a source for new metal felloes? My current wheels use Hayes demountable rims.
I would think there are so many good old metal felloes left after rotted out wheels so there's no need to reproduce them. Rims tends to rust out but the felloes are made of thicker steel, so they are often useable. Put a wanted ad here or check with the vendors like http://www.modelthaven.com/parts.html
I agree with Roger. They turn up a lot at swap meets.
If you don't find some good ones locally, ask Mark Freimiller.
If you can't find good straight used felloes, these folks make new ones. You need to specify that you want them ready for spokes and tell them the spoke size. That is the diameter of the wood that goes through the felloe. http://www.americanvintagerims.com/
Thanks all for the reply's, I have sent an email to Mark at Model T Haven. I'm also going to check out the new ones at the website that John posted.
Mark at Model T Haven returned my email and offered me a price I couldn't refuse for four felloes, thanks Mark!
John, I think you might be miss reading the McLaren wheels information. As far as I know they only make rims for the tyres. The first ones they list are for wooden felloe wheels like the early cars use. The steel felloes they list are for tyre rims to be bolted to steel felloes. Thess cost more than the plain rims for wood felloe wheels, as they have to have the 4 wheel lugs installed.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Possibly, all you would need to do is call them to ask if they make what you need. I have purchased steel felloes from them for my 26, but my experience is limited to 21 inch Ts. Good thing is he got what he needed from Model T haven.