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Michael A
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Early wire wheels help

Post by Michael A » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:33 pm

Hi,
Could anyone identify these early wire wheels please.
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Re: Early wire wheels help

Post by Kevin Pharis » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:58 am

Assuming these wheels mate up to a T wood wheel hub... they look to be Universal brand wheels. These were the inspiration for the McLaren wheels

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Re: Early wire wheels help

Post by DanTreace » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:18 pm

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Re: Early wire wheels help

Post by Aussie16 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:56 pm

Michael, they may very well be Universal brand as the reply suggests. I have had some over the years and I know they have been used as patterns to produce full sets for several cars. Evidence that there was at least a supplier or manufacturer of this type of wheel in Australia. See attached photo of a set that is on this speedster that I sold as a project many years ago.
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Michael A
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Re: Early wire wheels help

Post by Michael A » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:54 pm

Thank you all that really helps

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