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Old 09-25-2017, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Thank you steve for the Wheels!

Just want to give a big shoutout to Steve Smith up in Norcal!
Gave me a good deal on some '35 Ford wheels!
Was an awesome guy to talk to, and even gave me a little advice on my car!
Here's what they look like, and I'm super happy!!
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:11 AM   #2
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Just want to give a big shoutout to Steve Smith up in Norcal!
Gave me a good deal on some '35 Ford wheels!
Was an awesome guy to talk to, and even gave me a little advice on my car!
Here's what they look like, and I'm super happy!!
And so you should be. 16" wheels are not very common here. There are some but you've got to look hard to find somebody prepared to sell. I suspect it's because in 1935, new car sales were still pretty poor because of the depression.
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Ford 16" wheels are pretty easy to come by here...these can be tough

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Old 09-25-2017, 07:52 AM   #4
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Ford 16" wheels are pretty easy to come by here...these can be tough

I "heard" those were LOOSE REJECTS & they bent the spokes to tighten them---LOL
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Ford 16" wheels are pretty easy to come by here...these can be tough

Well not from where I'm at. In SoCal, it's like finding a needle in a haystack, let alone finding a set for a reasonable price..
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And so you should be. 16" wheels are not very common here. There are some but you've got to look hard to find somebody prepared to sell. I suspect it's because in 1935, new car sales were still pretty poor because of the depression.
Wow, didn't know that.. Thanks for the info Synchro!
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Manufacturing 16" wires must have been a BIG BUSINESS, to supply Model A needs & for TRAILERS/ETC! NOBODY wanted to use those UGLIES that came out in '36!!!
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Well not from where I'm at. In SoCal, it's like finding a needle in a haystack, let alone finding a set for a reasonable price..
I bought two on one deal,3 on another,gotta touch up the lug holes on one of them.Prices are all over the place on them,cheap as 90 bucks a piece,as high as 250...Finding loose ones is key,a set drives the price
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I bought two on one deal,3 on another,gotta touch up the lug holes on one of them.Prices are all over the place on them,cheap as 90 bucks a piece,as high as 250...Finding loose ones is key,a set drives the price
At $250 I would get brand new ones made at Wheelsmith.
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Just want to give a big shoutout to Steve Smith up in Norcal!
Gave me a good deal on some '35 Ford wheels!
Was an awesome guy to talk to, and even gave me a little advice on my car!
Here's what they look like, and I'm super happy!!
Be sure to get the 1932-34 hubcaps with the Ford script. They look even better with a little blue paint in the script.

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At $250 I would get brand new ones made at Wheelsmith.
It does get expensive...Kelsey Hayes sounds better than Wheelsmith, very important when your bragging about all the money you spend foolishly
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It does get expensive...Kelsey Hayes sounds better than Wheelsmith, very important when your bragging about all the money you spend foolishly
LOL, even the driver in your avatar thinks that is funny.
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Be sure to get the 1932-34 hubcaps with the Ford script. They look even better with a little blue paint in the script.

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I actually like the 35 caps a lot more, but thanks!
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I bought two on one deal,3 on another,gotta touch up the lug holes on one of them.Prices are all over the place on them,cheap as 90 bucks a piece,as high as 250...Finding loose ones is key,a set drives the price
These were really great condition, with fresh tires too!
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Go easy on that survivor you got there..they are only like that once..
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Go easy on that survivor you got there..they are only like that once..
Definitely! I plan on keeping the patina for a few years, I want to remove the metal sometime this spring and have a new sport coupe top installed.
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Definitely! I plan on keeping the patina for a few years, I want to remove the metal sometime this spring and have a new sport coupe top installed.
Id roll that top till it flew off in tatters..linseed oil the patina
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Just want to give a big shoutout to Steve Smith up in Norcal!
Gave me a good deal on some '35 Ford wheels!
Was an awesome guy to talk to, and even gave me a little advice on my car!
Here's what they look like, and I'm super happy!!
Wow thanks for the shoutout Retson. Glad to help keep her on the street.

To all you out there I have more 35 wheels with and without tires on them.
I have a very nice RED set with 265/60/16s radials for 800 . Steve
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Railcarmover,
Linseed oil on the patina??
Please tell me more
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