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!
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.
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.
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.
If you can't find used, you can go directly to the maker. http://www.americanvintagerims.com/
I was told Coker tires in Chattanooga Tn is now producing them but I haven't checked myself. Tim
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)?
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:
(Message edited by cudaman on April 30, 2017)
Some other useful links:
Bob's Antique Auto Parts
Loves Park Il