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Old 07-27-2018, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Help identify wire wheels

I have a set of old ford wire wheels I would like to date. they are 16" and have 32 spoke. I looked for a part number possibly stamped and see nothing. im thinking after looking on the net they might be 1933-34? any help much appreciated. thank you
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:09 AM   #3
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16" is 1935. 17" is 33-34 (& 35 European), 18" 1932
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rock, thank you
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:24 PM   #6
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A question about these spoked wheels... Are they worth anything? I just acquired my first early V8 ford, a 1934 pickup. Along with it came 13 extra wheels. I've got a ton of work to do on the truck and lots of stuff to get so it would be nice if the wheels were worth a lot, but I doubt it.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:34 PM   #7
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Want some more? Sorry to disappoint, but while the 16" and 17" versions aren't worthless there are a lot of them around and it's the old supply and demand phenomenon. If they were of the bent spoke version, that would be a different ball game. The 18" straight spoke variety are also more in demand and fewer were made originally.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:36 PM   #8
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A question about these spoked wheels... Are they worth anything? I just acquired my first early V8 ford, a 1934 pickup. Along with it came 13 extra wheels. I've got a ton of work to do on the truck and lots of stuff to get so it would be nice if the wheels were worth a lot, but I doubt it.

I recently sold a set of 5 seventeen inch '34 Ford wire wheels for $200.00. They moved pretty fast....
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If the rims are straight there is certainly a market for them, check around for what they have sold for.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:45 AM   #10
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Today at the ford swap meet in Sydney AUS, 5 16 inch wheels sold for $650 AUD in resonable condition.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:58 AM   #11
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The 16" Ford wires are always in demand. They are popular with the trad hot rod people. Straight welded spokes = Ford.
Bent spokes = Kelsey Hayes and are worth more.

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Old 07-28-2018, 03:49 AM   #12
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Very popular in N.Z. For use on Model As of which there are a lot still in use here. Cheers.
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Old 07-28-2018, 12:56 PM   #13
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16" is 1935. 17" is 33-34 (& 35 European), 18" 1932
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Are the '35 European 17" wheels the same width as 33-34 US 17"?
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:15 PM   #14
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I live in France .Have yet to see a Euro '35 ,17" spoke wheel,for a Ford that is.I see lots of 17" Ford spoke wheels.Just like the US models.
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