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Hot Rods 15" Bell style wheel source

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dirty Dug, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Dirty Dug
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    Does anyone know of a company reproducing a 15" Bell style four spoke steering wheel?
     
  2. 193257
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    Socal has them:D
     
  3. Dirty Dug
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    They only sell 14-1/2" and 17"
     

  4. gas pumper
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    speedway 910-32714
     
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  5. VAPHEAD
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    The original Bell wheel was 17"
    Got one sitting 5 feet away from me....

    It'll fit in the A.Same as what Bruce has in ol'smokey.
     
  6. Dirty Dug
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    After driving my coupe with a 17" '40 wheel I'd like this car to have something between that and the 14-1/2 Schroeder wheel that's in the green roadster. Come on Eric, you're supposed to be the best there is around here. Bruce ran into a guy at the last swap meet carrying an original 15" Bell with the nubs where the rubber meets the metal, wouldn't tell what he paid and he wasn't selling.
     
  7. Anderson
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    Mullins and Pete & Jakes both have 4-spoke Bell-style wheels, but in 14".
     
  8. This is a 15" 4 spoke LimeWorks (no center cap/horn button installed in pic, but we do have it*) in our '27 Ford T that we are building.
    *Others do not offer the horn option just a center cap
    You can also have the spokes drilled out.[​IMG]
     
  9. VAPHEAD
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    Dug,all those steering wheels i "gave" to Daryl.
    Nothing there you could use? Did he hang them up like he said he would?

    Is my Y-block etc still there??
     
  10. Dirty Dug
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  12. Dirty Dug
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    sounds like I 'd better call them.
     
  13. alfin32
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    Don Orosco had some made a few years ago in 15"
    He lives in Pebble Beach, and should be easy to find.
     
  14. HotWare
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    Perfect Doug....don't you have a summer home on the golf course at Pebble Beach? And why didn't Bruce just smash that dudes foot and haul ass with the real thing when he had a chance?

    Why are you on-line in the middle of the day...are the re-runs of that mob show you watch over?
    Steve
     
  15. SPEEDBARRONS
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    Let me see here.....1, 2, 3, 4,......whole bunch here...prototypes also, what size?......I'm not selling, you'll be fine with a 14" anyway with your squirrel like fingers
     
  16. Roadsterpu
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    I have a Limeworks wheel as well and it is rubber. Give Steve a call and he will help you out. Remember he is alliance vendor.
     
  17. superbell
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    Lets see... 141/2" wheel plus 35 rolls of top notch electrical tape and you should have a 15" wheel that will stand up to at least 170mph..What me worry? Rick
     
  18. Dirty Dug
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    But I'm looking for 200mph. What then?
     
  19. Dirty Dug
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    Why are you on-line in the middle of the day...are the re-runs of that mob show you watch over?
    Steve[/QUOTE]

    The re-runs are over but now I'm in the mob so I work nights.....need any dirty deeds done for free?
     
  20. Dirty Dug
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    I called LimeWorks today only to hear they only sell 15" steering wheels leather wrapped. The search goes on. Anyone have another source??????Anyone have an original Bell 15" wheel or know of anyone with one who needs some cash????
     
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  22. Stu Padasso
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    You might try Jim Gordon at Antique Auto Parts in Rosemead, Calif. (Gene Scott's old place). I bought a 3 spoke rubber rimmed one from Gene many years ago (they were re-poppin' em), don't know diameter, if 4 spoke is available or not. Keep trying- Jim's a little tough to get ahold of, I'm told
     
  23. Dirty Dug
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    You need a lot more than that. Money can't buy a personality...........
     
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    Last time I was at Jims , he had a batch of wheels he had just finished. Give him a call.
     
  26. Dirty Dug
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    Is there any contact information available? I tried to find a phone number but came up empty.
     
  27. Tim
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    I know a nearly decade old thread but seeing as it doesn’t seem mentioned in any of the other similar threads that pop up when searching for this I thought I’d add it for anyone doing a search in the future.

    Speedway and summit sell a “gt3” branded 15” 4 spoke bell style wheel with rubber grip and no dish.
     
  28. krylon32
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    I just bought a 15 inch Bell style sprint car wheel with hard rubber rim and a chrome flat 4 spoke center that was manufactured by United Pacific. Looks just like the 17 Schroeder wheel it replaced. Very high quality. $130.00 Looks really good in my 5 window and is easier to get in the car than with the 17 inch wheel.
     
  29. alfin32
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    image.jpeg This is Don Orosco's that exactly mimics the original style.
     

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