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Accessory steel wheel

Post by Zed1_inKC » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:28 am

Picked this up at Turners Auto Wrecking in Fresno. Before posting here, I did some searches for accessory Model T wheels. Found this post;

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1323720059

This my first attempt to post on the new forum and also my first attempt to post pics. If I did it right, the first pic is one I copied from the link above.

The second is the wheel I found at the wrecking yard. The first one (from the link above) appears to use the stock 21 inch Model T rim. The one I found uses an 18 inch rim. Anybody know anything about these?

I’m looking at the preview now and the pics are reversed. The wheel I found is the one with some remnants of yellow paint and has the rim and tire with it. The other one is from the link to a previous discussion. I has no paint, nor a rim or tire.
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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by Zed1_inKC » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:31 am

The tire size is in the attached pic.
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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by 46woodduck » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:00 am

Interesting wheels, perhaps aftermarket.
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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by John E. Guitar » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:05 am

That's very cool.

Would you be able to weigh it?

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Post by DanTreace » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:32 am

Gary

That wheel was probably from the same mfg., only a version in de-mountable type.

This company made clincher style metal pressed with spoke type shapes too.



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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by Zed1_inKC » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Thanks for the responses. What I find most remarkable is that the wheel I found used an 18 inch rim/tire. It is surprising to me that long after the Model T was taken out of production someone makes an accessory wheel that uses a tire size Ford would not use until 1932. What do you think?

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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by John Warren » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:40 pm

It would make great TT wheels.
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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:21 pm

I saw a pair of these on the front of a Doodle Bug Tractor and the man that own it told me they were in demand back in the day because they drilled holes in them, laid them flat, installing nails bending them over, hog wire or chicken wire then pour concrete for weighted wheels during the Great Depression. Yours are the first for me with no concrete.

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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by Zed1_inKC » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:16 pm

John Guitar,

I was able to weigh the wheel this morning. It weighs around 30 lbs. Keep in mind it includes the rear hub and 26-27 drum, but not the demountable 18 inch rim. In fact, it was probably only because the wheel was still attached to a T rear axle which I recognized, that I was able to surmise it was an accessory wheel for a Model T. Had it been lying on the ground I likely would not have noticed it was for a T since I’ve never seen one before. Until I can further disassemble the wheel from from the hub I won’t be sure if the hub is also an accessory and not just a standard wood wheel hub. I’m still curious about the use of an 18 inch tire with this wheel. It sure seems as though the intent was for something other than an otherwise stock T road car.

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Re: Accessory steel wheel

Post by John E. Guitar » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:44 pm

Thank you Gary.

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