Those who know me, would think I know the answer to these questions about 21" demountable rims, but having had only a 1926 with them (my 27 having wire wheels), I don't.
What is the difference between the rims the major suppliers of 21" demountable rims to Ford, especially Kelsey and Hayes?
Were 26-27 models the only years for the latch that used the bolt
I cannot find a readable mark on the lugs of six rims that I have. Two use the bolt type latch but four use the twisting lever type. I, also, have one redrilled Chevrolet rim.
I assume all all interchangable?
I have 21" rims that have the bolt type latch and the twisting lever type. I have a late 24 T that has the 21" wheels on it. I've used both type on the car over the years. I was told that other 21" brands would fit or maybe I read it on the forum.
There are some who would know on the forum for sure.
I think the split rims that I use have a squared shaped lug and some have the more rounded type. But they will interchange on my 24. That's all I know and that isn't much.
Thanks John. I'm surprised more posts haven't been posted on this subject. I know Chevy rims will fit, but the valve stem hole must be relocated and drilled. Lang's catalog seems to indicate that the bolt type were used only in 26-27. I was just wanting a clarification on when the lever type and the bolt type were used originally.
I think the same goes for the steel 21" felloes for 21" wheels.
I just got through moving the last of my T parts from a dilapidated barn to another shed on my farm and ran across several 21" steel felloes.
Some are a little different than others but still the same size. I saved them when I put together a set of 21" wood wheels for my late 24 Coupe.