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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 05:17:12 AM »

Nice looking Drums.  Did you reface them.  They look sleeved ?
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 07:30:37 PM »
Chet, the only thing I did to the drums was to hand sand the inside surface with 100 grit sand paper where the shoes come in contact.  The shop that painted the wheels installed new "jam" nuts inside the drums when he put the wheels back together...Ted.

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2016, 05:19:05 PM »
Got a couple wheels on...Will hopefully bleed the brakes and road test this weekend.






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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2016, 10:11:22 PM »
Here is the finished product!  Took the car out today (in the 70's here in FL)...car ran great (knock on wood!) and the brakes are awesome! 






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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2016, 09:06:02 PM »
Great Job, Very Nice...   :)
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 12:21:36 AM »
Your cars black rims look great too!
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 05:34:14 AM »
Thanks John!   They were powder coated about three years ago when I put the tires on.

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 01:19:10 AM »
Ted,
That's great!  I was wondering if they could be powder coated.
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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2017, 04:37:18 AM »
Hey Ted,
When you had your rims powder coated  did you have to do anything special to prep them? Were the rims split open or together when you sent them to be powder coated?

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2017, 06:33:16 PM »
Hi John:

When I took the rims over a few years ago (along with the bumper mounts and luggage racks), all they did was clean them (bead blast?) down to bare metal and kept them rims opened up so no over lapping.  Once cleaned up, they went on ahead and did the powder coating process of spraying and then baking.  I chose gloss black for everything.  I did give some thought to a silver/cadmium look with the rims but stuck with the black.  I got everything back a few days later.

Hope this helps...

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 01:57:02 AM »
I agree Ted , Nice looking job !

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Re: Wood Wheel/Artillery Wheel Restoration
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2017, 04:00:06 AM »
Ted,
Thanks!
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