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wbs 07-13-2019 10:29 AM

wire wheels
 

hello- do model A wire wheels have any use other than for Model A's? I've got 7 or 8 that might go the scrap yard if no use

dubnutty 07-13-2019 10:32 AM

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If your not going to use them, I sure could. Scrap yard!!:eek:

katy 07-13-2019 10:37 AM

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Quote:

do model A wire wheels have any use other than for Model A's?
Some use them on model Ts w/adapters.

ronn 07-13-2019 11:03 AM

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I bolted one to the outside of the garage for extension cord...........

redmodelt 07-13-2019 12:23 PM

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Value depends on size, condition and location.

Joe K 07-13-2019 01:40 PM

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The Model A 1928-29 wheels are probably a little rarer than the 1930-31 wheels - this due to their method of construction with an "inturning" rim bead. The bead catches water and the inturn bead rots out from the inside. The 1930-31 wheels do not suffer from this defect.

The Model A "AR" type wheels are probably the rarest in numbers and most difficult to find - but demand for these is limited because of the limited number of AR cars remaining. So value for these tend to follow the later 1928-29 wheels and probably for the same defect.

Around here a good usable 1928-29 standard wheel runs about $25. Better quality a bit more perhaps. AR wheels perhaps $35 when you find them. 30-31 wheels perhaps $25 but only if they not all chipped up on the paint.

Joe K

jhowes 07-13-2019 04:05 PM

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Tell us where you are located and someone may want to come and pick them up.

J Franklin 07-13-2019 04:23 PM

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Old rusty ones are gold at garden shops. They make good culvert screens Too! That is only a suggestion for damaged unusable wheels.

wbs 07-14-2019 05:44 AM

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thanks to all who replied

monto 07-14-2019 02:07 PM

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They have an inherent value. You'll do better selling rather than junking them, in my opinion, and most probably be of help to someone who is involved with A's.

Dodge 07-17-2019 07:53 AM

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They are also good buried in the ground as dead men to hold retaining walls. Cable around the retaining wall posts then back to the buried wheel.
They’ve been holding up ours since 1934. My Grandfather did it........,

1928Mik 07-17-2019 08:00 AM

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Joe K, did not know that. I've got an extra set of NOS 28-29 wheels my Dad had in his garage. I had no idea they were of different construction.

Tom Wesenberg 07-22-2019 11:07 PM

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When they are rusted beyond use on a car, then they can be welded into a nice lawn chair.

CarlG 07-23-2019 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Wesenberg (Post 1779993)
When they are rusted beyond use on a car, then they can be welded into a nice lawn chair.

Like this?

old31 07-23-2019 03:00 AM

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Carl, that chair is awesome. Very clever.

rocket1 07-23-2019 08:02 AM

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Weld them end to end and set your mailbox on top,cut one in half and wrap your garden hose around it.

Railcarmover 07-23-2019 08:29 AM

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This one has bent spokes,should I scrap it too?

Purdy Swoft 07-23-2019 09:15 AM

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I would try to find someone that needed or wanted it before I scrapped it . Its not original model A .

The Master Cylinder 07-23-2019 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Railcarmover (Post 1780056)
This one has bent spokes,should I scrap it too?

I think you should find 3 or 4 more just like it and put them on your car. They look kinda 'Fancy'. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

d. 07-23-2019 05:27 PM

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As stated above, a Model A wheel in any condition makes a great rack for an air hose, extension cord, etc. and it looks good doing it!
Any flea market, yard sale will give you $10 if they are that bad.
scrap yard is a loser move...helps no one


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