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Old 07-13-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
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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
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:32 AM   #2
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If your not going to use them, I sure could. Scrap yard!!
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:37 AM   #3
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do model A wire wheels have any use other than for Model A's?
Some use them on model Ts w/adapters.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:03 AM   #4
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I bolted one to the outside of the garage for extension cord...........
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:23 PM   #5
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Value depends on size, condition and location.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:40 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 07-13-2019, 04:05 PM   #7
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Tell us where you are located and someone may want to come and pick them up.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:44 AM   #9
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thanks to all who replied
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:07 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:53 AM   #11
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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........,
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:00 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:07 PM   #13
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When they are rusted beyond use on a car, then they can be welded into a nice lawn chair.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:34 AM   #14
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When they are rusted beyond use on a car, then they can be welded into a nice lawn chair.
Like this?
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:00 AM   #15
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Carl, that chair is awesome. Very clever.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:02 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:29 AM   #17
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This one has bent spokes,should I scrap it too?
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:15 AM   #18
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I would try to find someone that needed or wanted it before I scrapped it . Its not original model A .
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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'.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:27 PM   #20
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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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