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    Anyone have an early 28 wheel they could measure the flange depth of? Bought an early 28 front end and rear end today while on Junk Jaunt. Now to keep an eye out for early 28 wheels for day 2 and possibly day 3. Can not find my notes from years gone by and too tired to dig for them. Leaving very early in the morning for day 2 and will check back to see if anyone has one to measure. Thanks Rod
    "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

  • #2
    Can't help you, I sold my 5 BEAUTIFUL AR wheels to Eastern Canada.
    Bill W.


    • Rowdy
      Rowdy commented
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      I sold all 12 I had about 9 years ago. Almost passed on this stuff, but for $200 and help loading it is at worst a break even. I do know if I buy the March of 28 tudor from a friend some of this stuff is missing from it, so may be needed. If not then there is the other early chassis I found about. But that will require looking for an early body. Rod

  • #3
    I sold my only early wheel, but I thought if you stick a ruler inside the flange it was about 1" on the early and 1 1/4" on the later.

    I also can spot the early one by looking at the sharp line in the hub area, vs. the smoother look of the later wheels.
    I'll bet someone has a picture of each, or a Google search will show them.


    • #4
      Jim Mason might have one
      He seems to stock everything else for E-28
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #5
        Here you go,
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        Eastern Connecticut


        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          It"s hard to see the tape measure numbers in the pics

      • #6
        Thanks guys. After seeing over a dozen wheels at our stops yesterday while doing the south leg of Junk Jaunt, I did not even see one to measure today while doing the Northern leg. No hurry to purchase any as other than the early stuff I bought yesterday I have no definates on the other two deals that would make this come together for a future project. Picking up the early front end and rear end from the guy on Oct. 6th and hopefully will have more info on the other early numbers matching chassis by then. Rod
        "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


        • #7
          I "think" many cracked '29 wheels were caused by using them on '28 rear drums.
          The Service Bulletins address this problem & with a STERN WARNING.---YES, I can READ, even UPSIDE DOWN!
          Dad Cracked


          • Rowdy
            Rowdy commented
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            I think we all have our share of cracked wheels. The front end and rear end I bought currently has a mix of wheels. One 16", one 19" and two 21" wheels, that look to be the later wheels. I am not sure which hubs and drums are on it as I did not remove the wheels. I will remove the wheels after they are loaded as they were not included in the deal. Of course I will measure to make sure the 21" are not early and make an offer if they are. Rod

        • #8
          Originally posted by 2manycars View Post
          Here you go,
          The AR wheel is about 1 inch, the 29 wheel 1 1/2 inch. I will try to touch up the photo.

          Eastern Connecticut


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