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Hot Rods Need Help Identifying this wheel

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by raceron1120, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Need some help for a friend who is trying to ID this rim. It's on an old hay wagon but looks to be a home-built one from years ago, probably with axles & wheels off an old car or truck. He might need one or two if he can find any that match but needs an idea of make and application. Can anyone identify it? Thanks for any leads/assistance. wheel1.jpg

  2. implement wheel Or maybe very, very, very early American 12 spoke
  3. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,999


    That looks like an old John Deere hay wagon running gear and wheels. I sold one like it last year.
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  4. :) :) could be, somebody told him it might be a truck too though. I haven't seen one like it on a vehicle but I'm not that old. . .
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  5. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,106


    Hay wagon, too familiar of a sight when I was a pup.
  6. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,999


    If it's an "old" JD axle and wheel it will have babbit bushings and not bearings for the wheels, as they were horse drawn so no high speed.
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  7. Spindle mount gasser wheel. Big bucks on ebay!
  8. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,524

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Anyone seen B.C. lately? Bet he would know....
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  9. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,063


    Some tractor front wheels look like that, also implement wheels
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,501

    from California

    looks like an old hay wagon wheel to me.
  11. Thanks for the replies, you guys are confirming what I suspected. It is very likely just that - a farm implement wheel. But not knowing the early 20th century vehicles and based on what my friend who owns the wagon told me, we didn't know for sure that it may have been on an early truck or car. If anyone happens to have one or two and might be interested in getting rid of them, please LMK. Thx!
  12. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,106

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Also seen on old trailer plows
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  13. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 311



    Even had optional wheel sizes!
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  14. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,106

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Steel belted no less.
  15. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,275

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    It's a wonder the r*t rodders haven't found those yet!
  16. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,539


    Wagon wheel. Not a very good angle but shows the wheels. ry=400.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2017
  17. slickhale
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 756

    from Phoenix

    It's a wheel off a '50s McCormick implement combine, there is one still sitting on my grandparents farm well on its way back to mother earth. When the self propelled combines came out they became worthless and most got parted out to make wagons and trailers

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  18. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 904


    Several have already correctly identified the wheel as a farm implement wheel. I had first hand knowledge of those wheels, my dad took an old high wheel (wooden spoke) wooden box wagon, that was probably getting tired, and at the time there were lots of those old running gear and purchased from Montgomery Ward the disc 16 inch wheels that would fit on the original spindles and a metal "flare" box that about doubled the capacity. As time went on it was hard to get good used 16 inch tires (in the sixties). Dad lived and farmed through the depression and it was a lot cheaper to modify and upgrade than buy new. This picture is of the wagon with my Great Uncle Mose starting to unload into the hopper. I remember lots of those spoked wheels on plows. 1395259_590808494312593_1473902957_n.jpg to buy new.

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