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1922 spoke wheel wedges, seatback grab bar

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Looking for mounting hardware for wood wheels (wedges) for a 1922 Hupmobile open car. Also, need a grab bar for the seat back. Does anybody know what company made their wheels? 

 

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Charlie 

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If you clean the outside of the metal felloe there should be a name stamped in the metal that will indicate the maker.

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Well I don't exactly know how to measure.  I'm assuming that you don't mean width, so would measuring the felloe diameter answer your question? Not meaning to sound daft, just never dealt with this type of wheel. 

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Charlie 

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Charlie,

  According to my genuine reproduction rim book,your Hupp takes a 24" Kelsey rim. I've taken pictures of the index,two of the wedges that are used,and a section of what is called a "service" rim that fits many applications. The wedges are for a 110 rim and a 210 rim,in the book one fits a Dodge,the other a Lexington but the picture of the section of the rim is the same as the service rim. The index says on page 45 it shows the actual rim but that page is blank in my book so it never got copied. Lots of Dodges used that basically the same 24" rim and they are around,you'll just have to do a little searching. I may still have one or two but haven't had time to look. Beware of old nasty looking ones that have a weathered tire on them.

Good luck,

Steve

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Charley,

  Where it says 32x4,to get the rim size,double the 4 which is 8,subtract it from the overall height which is 32,you get 24.

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Okay,this is my last post tonight,re-read your first and it looks like you have rims,just need the wedges,so hopefully the pictures help.

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That's a lot of information and greatly appreciated. I have a felloe in an electrolyte bath to de-rust and the closest measurement I could get was 23 1/2" on the inside so must be 24's. This is very good help and much appreciated from all. I do have one worry. ..though I'm confident about removing the rust off the felloe with electrolysis, I'm concerned with submerging the inner rim complete withe wood spokes. The spokes appear to be splayed out on the rim end and not easily removed. I wonder if I need to resort to sandblasting.  The spokes look to be in serviceable condition. 

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