Wanted for. Doug Avery's 23 TT. Size needed 600-20 rear two complete rims. If with tires better yet. , California ,near Auburn. Club member
Ps ---radiator , Warford. Needed. , Resto project.
My advice is for what you'll pay for 80+ y.o. half pitted rims you might as well suck it up, bite the bullet and get a new set from Universal Tire in Hershey. I did, glad I did, the tire installer was glad I did, and would do it again. JMHO
I don't know what a new set of rims cost but it might be as simple as buying a good pair of used DAYTON RIMS and welding the needed clips in.Go to a farm tire store that works on almost anything brought in and talk to them.I have seen this done on many doodle bugs! See what is available and you might even want to go tubeless! Bud.
John Danuser used to have some. Maybe he still does. If not, a previous thread posted said that the split rims from a certain vintage of Ford or Chevy two ton or larger truck fitted with the 20" demountable rim (Cast center hub) can be adapted with little or no trouble. The biggest difference is the modern rims are an inch or so wider.
Rims with the mounting flange are BUDDS Rims with the open center are DAYTONS.Split truck rims are DEADLY but snap rings in good shape are not!! Even safer are modern tubeless find the right size for your use,weld in some clips to bolt to your fellows and have fun! Bud.
Steve don't get depressed. Just keep on looking they are around. I looked for a long time to find a good set. Many that still had the tire on them were badly rusted inside and hidden by the old tires and were too far gone.
Just keep looking you will find some.
I sold a set to mark Friemiller of Model T Haven, years ago that were mint, but I bet they are long gone down the road.
I spent 6 hours and 90 miles round trip today to go to an auction. Picked up one TT 23" wheel and rusted thru rim, and one wheel no hub or rim to later find out at home it's a 24" and will have to be saved for OK in March to get my money back from it.
I have two rear wheels with 4.75-5.00 tires. I took them off a TT rear end. They didn't look right to me. I now have 4 TT rears with the lock rings and 6.50-20 tires. The wheels with the lock rings have six clamps. The set I removed have 5 clamps. Would these be the 23" wheels? Some of the clamps have Jaxson on them. The rims are split like like the 21" T car rims.
Looks like half the cost of the Universal rim is the snap ring. I would guess these are rolled from a steel extrusion. The cost of the die and setup to run a length of snap ring extrusion wouldn't be inexpensive.
You would be out $1400 or so for new parts, but you, or your tire service man, might live longer than if you tried to make do with 90 year old used parts.
I know my dad changed a tire on an old truck 65 years ago. The rims were in bad shape. There was no tire cage on site, so when it came time to air up the tire my dad handed the owner the air hose. Fortunately nothing happened, but messing with old worn parts and high pressure tires shouldn't be taken lightly.