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Old 12-13-2019, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Jumbo solids 16 x 4.5" identify???? 5 0n 5.5

Hi all; got some odd Early Ford wheels here; aftermarket or independent supplier. Take a look and maybe some ID ideas. Thanks Newc
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jumbo solids 16 x 4.5" identify???? 5 0n 5.5

If that step on the back face is in the region of 3/16", they are probably aftermarket replacements for model A thru 35.

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Old 12-14-2019, 09:17 AM   #3
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If my memory is correct that looks like a Goodyear Air wheel. I had one for a 6 lug Chevy I sold at the LA roadster show a few years ago.
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Clean one up and look for any stampings - often on the inside.

Does the hubcap hole match early Ford?
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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i agree with randy, i quite often find markings after sand blasting that i could not see before
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:31 PM   #6
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They look like they could have been made by CLEV-WELD. CLEV-WELD manufactured the after market wheels for various tire companies like General Tire (General Jumbo's). They usually stamped their wheels with their name > 'CLEV-WELD'...


What's strange is I don't see any welding on the wheels in the pictures. Are these wheels riveted together? Show us a side view...
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:36 PM   #7
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Hi all; I went and checked out a clean wheel, no markings found... appears to be a continuous electric rolling weld- like a rolling spot welder. Very hard to even see. I have 7 and will probably sell them next yr. thanks Newc
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:54 AM   #8
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Take a look at this...

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...0-shp.1177391/
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:15 AM   #9
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Yeh; Decided to do some 'fishing' with those wheels. Maybe by next yr they'll sell. Newc
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:15 PM   #10
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In the 1930's and 1940's and even a bit later the common wheels used for driving Model A's and early V8's on the ocean beaches of Cape Cod was the General Jumbo 9.00 x 13 wheel & tire combo. I have sold my wheels but I think I still have a new 9.00 x 13 inner tube in its original cardboard box. I hope it is still OK and it has not been exposed to daylight.
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Yep Newc, those are Goodyear Airwheels. Your ad on the HAMB is probably overpriced with no hubcaps. The caps will cost you more than the wheels.
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