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What front end is this

Post by 70shovelhead » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 pm

Had a guy send me pics of this front end and wheels. Ford is embossed on the axle. What wheels are these? What years was this axle used.
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Re: What front end is this

Post by D Stroud » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:46 pm

Preston,not sure about the years on the axle, but the spring and perches are aftermarket. I've seen a lot of wheels like those at swap meets, but don't have any idea what they were for. Obviously, the T hubs have been swapped in. Dave
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Re: What front end is this

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:57 am

The style of wheel looks like some made by the Mutual Wheel Company in Moline IL. They have been in business for over 125 years. The company's early history can also be tied to a sometime forgotten , but fascinating period in Moline's history, when the Quad City area earned the nickname, "Little Detroit". Nineteen models of motor vehicles were built in the Quad Cities prior to 1930 (Gale. Deere-Clark, Midland, Moline -Knight,etc), , and Mutual Wheel Company made wooden wheels for many of them. Still the Headquarters of Deere & Co with manufacturing facilities in the surrounding area
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Re: What front end is this

Post by Original Smith » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:17 am

Are they still making wheels? I find it interesting no one has ever mentioned them.


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Re: What front end is this

Post by 70shovelhead » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:21 am

Thats intresting to know. Im like O Smith never hearing of the Mutual Wheel Co. I had an opportunity to buy this assembly but really have no use for it.
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Re: What front end is this

Post by Duey_C » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:37 pm

I've seen one other set of these type wheels come thru these pages. Pics taken a few years ago at Chickasha by a fellow poster.
Just like the front wheels on the '24 here. Plymouth was a guess then but very similar to the lighter wheels in the Mutual pic.
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Re: What front end is this

Post by Les Schubert » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:48 pm

I’m WAY more interested in the spring attachment. Some close up please!!

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Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:07 pm

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Re: What front end is this

Post by John Warren » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:02 am

Probably use as a trailer axle
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