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Old 04-26-2008, 12:04:01 AM
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Does anyone know of a person that does rebuliding of wood wheels on early cars???
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:53:36 PM
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I know that one but the rebuilder doesnt come to mind right now. If it were me i'd buy replacment spokes and do it myself. be cheaper anyway.
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I WOULD NOT KNOW WHERE TO GET THEM,THE WHEELS HAVE WOOD FELLOWS INSTED OF STEEL,,IF YOU THINK OF IT LET ME KNOW THE NUMBER? EVERYONE OUT HERE WANT 400 TO 600 A WHEEL
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One man did on the IH truck wooden wheel from near Shipshewana, Indiana. Don't remember where it locate.
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I WOULD NOT KNOW WHERE TO GET THEM,THE WHEELS HAVE WOOD FELLOWS INSTED OF STEEL,,IF YOU THINK OF IT LET ME KNOW THE NUMBER? EVERYONE OUT HERE WANT 400 TO 600 A WHEEL
well...i hate to say it but.....the rebuilder i have in mind is 700 a wheel. If it's a ford wheel you can get the wood felloes left and right.....i can name 2 or 3 supplyers for those.
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We just rebuilt a set for a 1905 Cadalliac with new wooden fellons and new spokes and are in the middle of replacing the spokes in a Ford. The wooden fellons are the hardest part.
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I do my own wheels for the (steel fellows) Model T's, but Calimers Wheel Shop has an excellent reputation in the antique car community.

http://www.calimerswheelshop.com/

You don't say what kind of car it is, but I would suggest you join whatever the national club for that car is, as well as subscribe to the Horseless Carriage Gazette... both can prove to be invaluable resources!
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Best I have ever seen is Stutzman Wheel Company in Baltic Ohio. He did a beautiful job on a set of T wheels for me. Shipped him the hubs and rims and he rebuilt the wheels, then I went down to Ohio and picked them up. A most interesting shop where he takes hickory trees from his farm and mills them into spokes and then fits them together. He enjoyed showing us the shop. Strangest woodworking machines I have ever seen. A very talented man. I beleive a second generation wheelwright..
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Witmer Coach Shop
1070 West Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 656-3411
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Calimers wheel shop as posted in another post. He does excellent work and is reasonable. Bill is the 3rd generation of his family that has been building wheels in the same shop for probably 100 years.

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You may try and locate an amish wheelright. If they can build a wagon wheel, they should be able to rebuild a wooden vehicle wheel.
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