Others may have better advice than I can give. I wonder what the difference would be in using something like Minwax or a pollyurethane clear on your wood spokes? Lift the end to clear the hub at the same time pushing the hub down against the bottom spokes and hook the spoke over the hub. It puts them at the right height so I can sit in a chair and sand-away at them easily. By on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 01:59 pm: I guess that paint stripper has now become so safe and environmentally-friendly that pulling out the pressure washer is necessary. Very short pot life so you need to work quick to cover the wheels.
Terry This is a good setup. The fit should be tight. We had an incident a few years ago where my youngest son just happened to get a blood test and it came back with elevated levels of lead. It turned out pretty nice. The tell-tale red dust is a good indicator that things are not as safe as they once were and it's time to restore. This is what this hobby is all about! Visually verify that the rim is the same height off the surface all the way around.
When I called him later he insisted they were fine. I cleaned up a couple of old spindles and we mounted them into a angle iron bracket that holds the spindle and also the arm so they are stable. Really, folks tend to make a much bigger deal out of wheel painting than it really is. I see you used some sort of acrylic sealer on your wood then painted them. I use a little different approach. Make sure all spokes are pulled out so that the bent ends are in contact with the hub and properly positioned. I know there were variations, but I guess I would be interested in finding hubs from the 13-17 period to match those beautiful round felloe wheels.
Other late arrivals included 4. How much interference do you aim for so it's all tight? The wagon also sports a wood steering wheel. Jim Patrick By on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 12:46 pm: Grizzly or I think Harbor Freight has them Jim. Contrary to what the salespeople will tell you, there is no reason to buy additional equipment! When I bought my 1912 I foolishly didn't pay much attention to the wheels which looked beautiful. I'll post a few more pics later as the project progresses but thought folks might like to see the device we came up wth to hold the wheels while we work on them.
How many days do you think it will take my girl friend to sand the wheels? The exception might be using a power washer to remove the paint remover. What little grain remained showing after the West System was filled nicely with the primer. Spread it on put the wheel in a large garbage bag and use a shop vac to suck the air out. The fuel tank -- again with the exception of the Fordor -- was moved from beneath the driver's seat to the cowl, greatly increasing the effectiveness of the gravity feed, and eliminating the need for the driver to disembark in order to have his tank filled. The method of breaking a glass bottle, and using the edge of broken glass to scrape it, works well too. Note that the 8 spokes on one side are all one mark 22½ degrees from those installed on the opposite side.
They are wood grained painted billet aluminum wheels. Using the right materials and dimensions, they can be scaled to other sizes. Carefully slide the rim into the bit at each marked location to drill 16 spoke holes. Jim By on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 11:07 pm: Jim Glad you ran across the Citrustrip. There are wheels that are something between new and too dry rotted to use.
Model T Ford Forum: Wooden spoke wheel restoration Wooden spoke wheel restoration : : Wooden spoke wheel restoration By on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 11:27 pm: I would like to strip the paint on my newly acquired wheels and refinishing them correctly. The rear deck of the runabout was stretched, increasing the length of that model by 7. Anyone out there tried it before? Cushioned it carefully and can call it a success with only one minor snaffu that is easily touched up. Model T One-Piece Lined Brake Shoes Browse our Early Model T Photos That You Can Purchase! Again, make sure the spoke ends are properly aligned in the hub and fill the hub with epoxy. Fine Woodworking magazine had an article, about 20 years ago, about finishing wood for the front door on a house.
I read about mixing boiled linseed oil in the primer but opted to coat the wood first so I could see how it was taking it. Most of us would consider that alone a crowning achievement, but to the younger Stutzmans it just the beginning. Because the softer tires made for heavier , the ratio on cars so equipped was advanced from 3:1 to 5:1. What I'm saying here is, there is no need to pressure wash the paint remover and bubbled up paint from the old wheel with high pressure. The wire wheels are an option in 1926 thru 1927 - in 27 they were offered in colors other than black. I do not have a Ford drawing so my dimensions are from reverse engineering measured my old spokes and measured new spokes and arrived at a final size: Billet size 1. I did experiment with different sized nozzles, but I did that with beads and sand too.
I can understand how you formed the taper. If you go the paint striper route you do not need to remove it clear down to bare wood, but the more you take off the better the result I think. But it took off the old paint and primer which I am pretty sure was a catalyst primer, these are tough to get off most times. Hickory is hard, and in a wheel it should be hard. Allowed that critical dimension to be easily reproduced for all the spokes.
Fenders were new; running boards were lower and deeper. Sacramento Vintage Ford Traditional Modern Model T: Wheels- Wood Spoke Click On Image For Additional Information Now displaying 5 records. I plan to paint them. Second jig is to hold the spoke for sanding the curve for the hub on a drill press. Then sand, prime, and paint as before. How much interference do you aim for so it's all tight? Rather than making wheels yourself, try our smooth, premium quality hardwood spoked wooden toy wheels for wood toy cars, trucks, and wagon model replicas.