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Art & Inspiration Value of some old Ford parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mikko_, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Mikko_
    Joined: Aug 3, 2018
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    from Sweden

    I have a lead on some old Ford parts that I might wanna use for a future project but don't know
    what a reasonable offer would be for them.

    First there is a stock '32 front axle in good condition with spindles and complete mechanical brakes.
    No spring, perches or wishbone included.

    A set of 4 16 inch Ford wire wheels, need sandblasting and paint.

    Then there is a 16 inch Kelsey Hayes wire wheel with straight, adjustable spokes.
    Sandblasted and painted.
    I believe it would be hard to find 3 more of them but I like to hoard old car parts so
    what would a reasonable offer be for just one wheel?
     
  2. Almost impossible to help put a price on something that we can't see, photo's would go a long why to help yu put a value on the items. HRP
     
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  3. Go to our Classified section and find those parts for sale. That's a real good guide line. If the add has been bumped a dozen times the price is to high.
     
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  4. 41rodderz
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    You need to make sure the inner rim bead is not thin, rusted through or pitted. Figuring out if the wheels run true would also be helpful info.
     
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  5. Mikko_
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    Guess I'll do some more searching and see what I can find.

    I'll talk to the owner after the holidays and see what he wants for the stuff.
    I know for sure that he's never going to actually use it due to health issues so I'm hoping on
    a good and fair deal for both of us.
     
  6. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Axle/spindles = $400
    16" wires set = $250
    single adjustable 16" = $150
     
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  7. Mikko_
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    Thank you.

    I understand that these are just rough estimates of what the value is but a huge help for a enthusiastic newbie like me.
     
  8. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    @alchemy is right on the money, you have found some desirable parts. The early spindles will have a smaller bolt pattern for the later hydraulic brakes but they can easily be adapted.
    Obviously try and strike a bargain for the best price, and good luck!
     
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  9. Mikko_
    Joined: Aug 3, 2018
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    Mikko_
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    from Sweden

    He actually had 2 wheels with adjustable spokes that I brought home with me.

    So, any more information on these is appreciated.
    They are 16 inch in diameter and about 6 inch wide.

    thumbnail_IMG_0984.jpg
     
  10. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    If those have a 5.5" bolt circle they are vintage aftermarket Kelsey Hayes for a 30's Ford. Probably offered by dealers as a stylish upgrade in the mid 30's.

    I bought one at a swap meet years ago and then was lucky to find three more for sale on the HAMB classifieds.
     
  11. Mikko_
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    from Sweden

    I think they look pretty cool.

    I'll test fit them to a Model A drum tomorrow and see if they are Ford aftermarket wheels (which I think they are).
     
  12. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Well those wheels sure are in great condition.
     

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