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Wire wheel i.d. help....Pics...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Farmer, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. hey fellas....so, the last couple of days, i've taken to inventorying the wire wheels (non-Ford) that we have in the boneyard @ my friend's shop. I've no idea other than a guess at alot of these wire wheels we have, and would appreciate any help i can get to i.d. these guys. I'll post pics of the wheels as "wheel a, b, c.." etc. to make it easy. I also added a couple of shots of how i stenciled the sides of the tires on the rack, for quick reference. There's around 152 wheels, so it's time consuming but the results were pretty cool to see.

    note: please post info ONLY.... not "best of luck" wishes, or "wish i could help, but i have no idea" replys. If you don't know, then please refrain from adding your thoughts. This is only so that the thread will not get cluttered up. thanks!
     

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  2. wheel "A" 5 x 4.5" bolt pattern, 18" rim diam
     

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  3. wheel "B" 5 x 4" bolt pattern, 17" rim diam
     

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  4. wheel "C" 5 x 5" bolt pattern, 18" rim diam
     

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  5. wheel "D" 5 x 5" bolt pattern, 17" rim diam. note: threaded spokes/nipples
     

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  6. wheel "E" 4 x 4" bolt pattern, 17" rim diam.
     

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  7. wheel "F" 5 x 5.5" bolt pattern (same as ford) 16" rim diam.
     

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  8. C and D look like Chevrolet 1932? and 1934-6?

    If you come up with any 6 lug Hupmobile wires, I'd be interested!
     

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  9. Post me a pic of the hup wires with diameter and bolt pattern and I may have some
     
  10. F&J
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    A 4" BC would be the oddball Chevy starting in 1933, called the Chevrolet "Mercury" model. I do not know if a 34/35 would also still have a wire wheel available or not.


    Not the same as the bigger 33-35 Chevys like Master, those are 6 lugs with a larger BC

    I am positive it's the Chevy, just can't give the year spread, but as you know, 17" kinda started on most 33 cars...into 34 at least.

    I'd like to post a pic of 18" Nash wires: I could use TWO. 5 on 5.5 pattern, 6-5/8" hubcap hole, and I'll get hub measures on the back sides. I found 2 that will work, but the back side of the hub is smaller than the Nash. Thanks for listing these, what a find.
     
  11. E is about 1932 or 1933 Teraplane. ( I have some 16 inchers )
    F is a MotorCity aftermarket that came out in the mid 1930s. ( had a few as well )
     
  12. F&J
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    Here are two different wheels I could use; Both are welded spoke type.


    Yellow wheel is 5-1/2" BC. 18" x 3.25" wide between flanges. 6-5/8" hubcap hole. Back side of the hub itself is 11". Note that the pencil is pointing to the strange raised flange around the center hole which faces towards the drum; these flanges are usually facing the outside on most any other wheels. I need 2




    Rusty wheel; 16". 5-1/2" BC. 6-5/8" hubcap hole. (Back of the hub is smaller than 11" yellow wheel). Same strange inner facing flange at the center hole, But there were identical 16" wheels with that flange facing outwards, and I could rework those. I could use 5 or?
     

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  13. wheelkid
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    F is a Model A wire, that's been modified.
     
  14. Here are pics of the front/back of the wheel, and they are 19 x 4.75- don't have the bolt pattern, but I'm hoping to put them on my '28 Chevrolet (6 on 5.5).

    Thanks again, Bill
     

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  15. Awesome! Thanks for the input guys, ill take these pics for reference and see what I can dig up
     

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