1917 F Wheels & Tires


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Post Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:08 pm

1917 F Wheels & Tires

Does anyone know of a shop that can remanufacture wheels and tires for my 1917 Model F? The truck was originally equipped with solid tires and I could probably clean them up for reuse. However, the wood spokes and felloes are rotten. (Sad emoji)
I am considering going to pneumatic tires as it was an option for that year ($50 more). But, I’m doing my best to keep it original as delivered. Your thoughts?
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:14 pm

Re: 1917 F Wheels & Tires

dave@engelscoachshop.com
This guy has his shop in Joliet, Montana, USA. He builds wood wheels. I have subscribed to his You Tube channel Engel's Coach Shop. If Dave cannot do your wheels, I am confident he will be able to recommend another skilled shop.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
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Post Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:46 pm

Re: 1917 F Wheels & Tires

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Send George Kirkham an email about his 1917 Model F. He restored one of these models, as well as a lot of others. If you go his IH truck dealer website, you can email George thou his website. Southland International of out Lethbridge Alberta.

info@oldinternationaltrucks.com

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Post Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:11 pm

Re: 1917 F Wheels & Tires

I agree with the suggestion about Engel's Coach Shop. I first learned of his craftsmanship when he was building the borax wagons. I went to the WAAM museum in Hood River, Or, where he had built some wheels for an everybody's car. Can't go wrong if you can get him to do them.

Golden Jubilee
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Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:37 pm

Re: 1917 F Wheels & Tires

https://youtu.be/pcbRDdx6894

Dave Engel has decided to not make any more wood wheels. He says, in the video, he sold that part of his business to a person who learned the trade from the Engel Coach Shop. Watch the video, Everything you need to know is there.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Mark Twain

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Post Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:48 pm

Re: 1917 F Wheels & Tires

Great content on Engel’s channel. I’ve been watching him work his magic on wagons and wheels for some time. Very relaxing and educational. I see he is making some changes. Change is good.
I’ll contact the folks at Kirkham for advice on wheels. Thanks for the responses.
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Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:20 am

Re: 1917 F Wheels & Tires

Stutzman wheel works. They built 2 front wheels for my 1920 model K. Keep the hard rubber tires. Noah Stutzman 303 897 1391

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