Was this a good deal? $1000 and if figure about $500 for shipping coming from California.
I think it was a very good deal.
I guess you will answer that question when they arrive at your door.
The fronts are steel felloe with what appears to be old Lesters and the rears are square wood felloe with good looking Firestones - not a matching set but hope they are solid !
The questions are: What condition of the wood spokes and felloes? How are the rims? What condition and age of tires? You might be looking at a good set of rims and maybe good hubs, but rotten or loose spokes and felloes, and old rotted tires. Or you might be lucky.
Personally I wouldn't pay that much for wheels unless I could inspect them very carefully.
I agree with Norm. They look good in the pictures, but you won't know until you see them "in the flesh" whether you got a good deal or not.
I took a set of wheels to Hershey this year and had very little interest. They are restored original with tight spokes and only a few chips on paint due to transporting. These are Kelsey and were on a car I bought that had Hayes rims on them. That doesn't work and I had a set of Hayes wheels that I could use. I only want $600. for the set. Came off a 24.
If they get your car going down the road again, and put a smile on your face, they are worth every cent.
I could go to Vegas and lose $1000 or I can buy something sight unseen on eBay with $1000
If they are half as good as the description I still think they were worth it
Now com'on Mike; we can figure it out from the red pin striping on that beautiful '24 Fordor pictured on your profile! You just can't resist red, right?
I think they are fine, in fact will look good on your car. The up side to this is you can start your next project like a speedster with the wheels from your car. This is how it happens these Model T multiply by themselves.
I have bought from this Gentlemen and I think they will be what he says. Good seller to buy from. Bill
Somebody paid $200 for one used rim
Mike, I seen that auction that you won. As I have been looking for only two good front wheels I wasn't interested but kept watch and was floored for how much they went. Maybe I am a little out of touch with what stuff costs---or just cheap, LOL.
The set that R. S. Cruickshank was selling above for $600 seems more inline with what I was thinking for a full set. I am hoping to pay no more than a third of that for just two front ones for my T-Tractor.
The 1919 touring car I owed had nondemountable steel felloes on the front and square wood felloes on the rear. Since the car was an unrestored original, I figured the fronts were a dealer option.
"I could go to Vegas and lose $1000 or I can buy something sight unseen on eBay with $1000"
If I was OK with dropping a grand at Vegas, spending a like amount for my T wouldn't even be worth taking a second consideration as I prefer tangible returns for my bucks.
Richard - was that '19 touring a non-starter model ? That could explain the steel felloe front wheels.