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Post by halftracknut » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:06 pm

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[/attachment]I have 2 buffalo wire wheels good shape (tire on one is 30 x 3 1/2 ) are these worth anything? they look good enough to use...look solid....need blasting to make really nice...
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Re: wire wheels

Post by David Mazza » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:13 pm

Literally worth their weight in gold. Like seriously

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Re: wire wheels

Post by Susanne » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:19 pm

I don't know about gold... maybe silver... :D


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Re: wire wheels

Post by NU2theT » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:22 pm

a picture may produce a golden nugget


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Re: wire wheels

Post by NU2theT » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:23 pm

NU2theT wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:22 pm
a picture may produce a golden nugget, like totally.


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Re: wire wheels

Post by pete eastwood » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:09 pm

would you like to sell them ?


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Re: wire wheels

Post by Dan McEachern » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:27 pm

What is that other wire wheel lurking in the background thru the doorway?
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Re: wire wheels

Post by Allan » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:36 pm

You need the hubs on which they mount, and the hubcaps. Then you need to closely inspect the beads on the rims. These an just as easily be rusted away like standard Ford clincher rims. That would mean finding replacement rims and a new set of spokes to rebuild them. The value of your nugget will depend on these factors.

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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:38 pm

anyone want to guess what they are worth????? I have no idea.....thanks

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Re: wire wheels

Post by TRDxB2 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:18 pm

Reproductions (made by member) listed for $550 in 2019 viewtopic.php?t=8037
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Very rare and nice set of 21 inch buffalo wire wheels. They are in phenomenal shape. They come with a complete set of hubs and lock nuts. Firestone whitewalls are older but still soft and not weather cracked asking $6000
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Post by Kevin Pharis » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:23 pm

There are some wheels that can be run reliably in original condition... if all the spokes are still tight and there is not too much rust in the rims, wheels can be cleaned up and painted, and perform reliably for many years.

The big unknown is how much rust is between the spoke nipples and the rim dimples. This rust can build up and make the spokes feel tight at first... but after driving on the wheels, the rust layer can break down and reveal the true condition of the wheel... loose!

Price... your guess is as good as mine...?


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Re: wire wheels

Post by StanHowe » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:01 am

Most of the wires I see are too far gone for economical restoration to safe use considering that there are new excellent T quality ones available.

I'm leery of all of them.


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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:07 pm

what you see is many many coats of chipped paint....the wheels are in great shape...spokes are tight and solid.....

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Post by ewdysar » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:57 pm

My guess would be maybe $500 a wheel without hubs and caps, if you do a full restoration on each; sandblasting, replacing the rim and any spokes if needed, and a good coat of paint. If you’re not going to do the work, then the price should be less.

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Re: wire wheels

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Re: wire wheels

Post by Allan » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:04 pm

Randy, the photos of the rims show they are good, at that point at least. No sharp edges, no rust in the rim base. If the rest of th rim is like that, you have a good pair. To some one needing them they will have extra value. Now you just need to find that someone.

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Re: wire wheels

Post by Kevin Pharis » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:07 pm

That rim looks very nice! If it’s that good all around... it would probably clean up nicely


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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:53 am

they are better than the photo..........these were in dry storage


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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:50 pm

I am planning to attend The Luray Swap Meet and can deliver the wheels to the meet...I need wood wheels , 21" rims, a frame any year, used tires, tubes, drive shaft, front and rear springs, rear end none of which need to be anywhere close perfect....I want to build a T flat wagon to pull grandkids around the farm with my T truck...what do you have to trade???????


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Re: wire wheels

Post by Jonah D'Avella » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:27 am

I have a rear end assembly with the driveshaft and everything attached and springs on it, they are rusty, but probably work for a trailer. I also have a front axle with some rusty springs on it. Just curious, why would you want the drive shaft on a trailer?
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Re: wire wheels

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:05 am

radius rod support!


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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:32 pm

jonah, sent you e-mail rl


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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:14 pm

I am going to have these sandblast should I have them primed or bring to swap meet bare metal? these will be for sale or trade for T parts....any questions PM me here or e-mail me...


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Re: wire wheels

Post by Allan » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:44 am

Definitely prime them. They will rust while you look at them otherwise. I'd use primer/surfacer suitable for lacquer. Then you have a base for both lacquer or enamel. It is still a porous coating, and they should be finish coated as soon as possible.
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Re: wire wheels

Post by halftracknut » Mon May 03, 2021 6:07 am

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Re: wire wheels

Post by Allan » Mon May 03, 2021 8:04 am

Randy, if that is your sandblast result, don't worry about priming them. It shows how good the rims are, and that is a benefit when selling.They will need a much more thorough clean-up before painting.

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Re: wire wheels

Post by tman12 » Mon May 03, 2021 11:58 am

Hi From Iowa1 I am interested in the Buffalo Wheels for spares - Depends on what you will consider for fair price? Thanks John


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