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Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« on: October 13, 2016, 04:02:08 AM »
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I briefly mentioned in another thread that I was going to probably have my wood wheels redone (re-painted).  Well, I decided to have it done this week by a local restoration/hot rod shop here in Jacksonville, FL after the hurricane passed.  My wheels were in relatively good shape, but the 30 year old lacquer paint was looking bad.  I had to tighten the spokes on one of them first and I did not disassemble them.  I just wanted them stripped, spokes sanded, cleaned and painted and not over-restored.  Pin stripes will follow when done (like original).  Here are a few photos of the wheels so far...I hope to have them done by the end of the week so I can pinstripe (the stripe will be the darker green color on the car, the wheels and spokes the body color).

The flat green on the wheels near the end of these photos is an etching primer that is followed by a light gray primer.  I will post more photos when everything is done.



























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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 11:26:58 PM »
Looks really nice can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 10:45:57 PM »
Here's a few photos from the process...wheels are currently getting pin-striped.  Hope to have them back next week so I can start putting everything back together.









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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 11:13:58 PM »
Beautiful Job.  I love paint... Done well...

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 03:21:22 AM »
Second that!  Did you notice Chrysler wasn't as fussy and had the brake drums installed and then painted the assembly?  At least that how mine were with the spoke pattern on the drums.

Good going, Ted
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 05:39:06 AM »
Thanks Chet and Frank.   When I dropped them off to be done, I asked them to not disassemble and I didn't want them over-restored.  However, the painter took them apart because he wanted to do a good job and do "everything right".  So, I didn't argue with him because they came out great.  I did have one re-done, however, which is the reason this is taking a little longer than expected.   The pin striper is doing the striping after hours sometime this week ( I hope).

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016, 06:01:03 AM »
A preview...need to clean up a little after I mount the rims/tires.  Will post more pics after mounted and then after put back on car.






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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 05:37:51 PM »
Great Job Ted

Maybe I'll be at this point in a year or two or three !!!  Chet...
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 07:46:51 PM »
Thanks Chet!   I'll post some more when I get them back on the car. 

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 05:59:23 AM »
Pinstripes were modeled after the wheel pic of the '29 Roadster below:




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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2016, 07:11:44 PM »
Stripes add a lot to the painted wheels.  You'll be crusin' shortly.
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2016, 11:02:23 PM »

Nice Ted, you captured the exact striping from the Factory picture.   :)
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 05:45:40 PM »
That was the goal Chet...lot's of examples out there.  Was lucky to get a close up off the black and white photo!  Hopefully I'll get things back together sometime this week in between Thanksgiving the the AACA show in Ormond Beach/Turkey Run in Daytona.  Have to get the '50 ready for that.

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2016, 11:08:38 PM »
Here's a few updated pics.  Just need to install, bleed the brakes and road test.






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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2016, 09:21:39 PM »