Sunday, July 4, 2010
I need wheels
1939-1942 Wide-5 lug pattern, 3/4 ton Ford truck wheels that are 16x5", a pair of them! The green wheel is what I need, these are NeilinCA's from the HAMB.
Update, August 13, 2010: HAMB buddy Chad in the Dakotas has pulled the wheels off his cousin's truck and is selling them to me. Things are looking up!
August 23, 2010: Chad has shipped out the wheels to me!
Everybody else; the search is officially called off.
Good work everyone! Now, let's play some football...
August 30, 2010: Got the wheels, very happy.
October 31, 2010: They are on the car! The wheels needed a little TLC when they were delivered by UPS. Rusty on the inside due to moisture that had gotten inside the tire and messed up things a little. But the outside actually had factory paint still on them.
I really had little choice but to take them to get sand-blasted. So I only had them blast the inside of the wheel rim. Hey, why not keep the factory paint for a little while longer, right? Beside the outsides were very smooth.
I got the wheels back and it looked like the surface of Mars --peaks & valleys. So I ground down the sharp peaks to protect the tubes, before I primed & painted, only the inside of the rims again. I used my torch to help straiten some rim dings too.
I had Firestone mount the giant dirt-track tires. The tires look OK, but they're growing on me.