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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Tire Assembly
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eido Walny, Milwaukee on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 09:47 am:

I recently sent my wheels off to be re-spoked. When they came back, and after a little bit of finishing, they looked great. But when we tried to re-mount them to the car, we found that one of my demountable rims had warped and would not bolt back to he car. Thanksfully, I had a spare, and I'm driving. But I need a new rim and tire assembly. And ideas where I can get those - other than Lang's or Snyder's?

Any help much appreciated!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 09:55 am:

You don't say what size or brand rim. You will need one to fit your wheel. Swap meets are good places to find used ones. You will need to match your old one. You might be able to straighten the rim. Worth a try, anyway.

Why don't you like Lang's or Snyder's? Sometimes they have used parts, or Chaffin's also has some used parts.

You might get lucky and find one locally. Some club members swap for wire wheels or disk wheels and have used wheels available to sell or trade.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eido Walny, Milwaukee on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 07:19 am:

Sorry - it's a 21", 4-bolt demountable rim.

Thought about trying to repair the bend in the current rim, but I've been told that it's hard to make a former circle round again. The more you try, the less round you'll get. Any advice?

No issues with Snyder's or Land's. Those are just easy options.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan Danbury, WI on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 07:41 am:

You have the Little Hershey Swap meet coming up in May down in Belvedere, IL. on the 20th and 21st. That's just a quick trip for you and you would likely find what you need there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell, Huntsville, AL on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:32 am:

If you can't find used, you can go directly to the maker. http://www.americanvintagerims.com/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:55 am:

I was told Coker tires in Chattanooga Tn is now producing them but I haven't checked myself. Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eido Walny, Milwaukee on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:24 am:

I see 21" tubes at Coker but not 21" tires.

Also, can any tire shop mount he tube and tire to the rim or is there a Model T trick they won't know (as is often the case)?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:32 am:

In my opinion, taking the rim, tube, and tire to a modern tire shop would be a crap shoot. You can mount the new tire yourself, see the videos below.

Found by searching for "model t ford split rim tire mounting" on Google:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0PFSgAt06w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYh1PVgpbjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvf2nZ6ciDk

(Message edited by cudaman on April 30, 2017)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:36 am:

Some other useful links:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/734388.html?1489114388

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/302670.html?1343589513

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/174490.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ROBERT BERGSTADT on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 10:18 am:

Bob's Antique Auto Parts
Loves Park Il


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