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Jeff

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Some vintage wheels
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:07:34 PM »
So I stopped at an estate sale today with the wife and came across what was a vintage cart for a golf bag...probably from the 60's from the looks of it.  I looked at the wheels and thought they looked very similar in style to the older 6" Weber wheels with steel hubs and rubber tread.  Now none of my many grills have the steel hubs, so I can't compare side by side.  These wheels are exactly 6", and fit perfectly on the axle for any 22" grill.  The hubs are painted gold.  I think I may leave them like that for now or maybe use them as is on some old grill in the future.  The are both in excellent shape including the rubber tread.  One has some slight pitting on the paint, but for its age...its really nice.  And BTW...I paid 1.00 for the whole cart! 
Sorry for the poor quality photos, but my main camera is being repaired.

So I know alot of us have been looking for some older vintage 60's style wheels.  Maybe looking for old golf bag carts is the place to start looking? 








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Duke

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 06:19:30 PM »
I see you got yerself a new derg Jeff!  :D  I vote you put a kettle on that cart and call it "The Golf Pro" 8)

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 06:26:35 PM »
Very possible they were manufacturd by the same company that made wheels for Weber (probably identical wheels)?  The later style plastic whitewalled wheels with rubber tread were made by a company called Circle Engineering Co.  Im guessing it was a local company that didnt just sell to Weber.  Either way, those are nice and would look good with a copper OTS. 

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 06:49:50 PM »


 Grown men & women getting excited over old golf cart tires.....

Well, I'm excited anyway, they don't make stuff like that nowadays, look at the layer of paint on that thing !!!
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Heyjude

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 07:23:17 PM »
Nice looking old school wheels.. Now I have to look at the thrift stores for these things.
Great Find Jeff.. 8)
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zavod44

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 07:25:33 PM »
They look identical to the Weber wheels....However I would guess it's harder to find old golf carts than it would be to find old Webers.... :)
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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 07:30:34 PM »
Well it will be now.. 8)
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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 07:46:14 PM »
True.....
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Craig

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Some vintage wheels
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2013, 08:52:15 PM »
Those are a spot on match, treads and all. Awesome find!


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Jeff

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 04:26:31 AM »
Anyone have a close up photo of a steel hub wheel to put up here?
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Craig

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 07:03:29 AM »
Anyone have a close up photo of a steel hub wheel to put up here?
Here you go.. with my in progress restore. Off of my red 18.5
 








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HankB

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 07:20:43 AM »
What about these (if the link works) http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-wheels/=ltgwtw (edit: look for "Cushioned Rubber-Tread Wheels" mid page.)

« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 07:22:57 AM by HankB »
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Jeff

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 07:24:17 AM »
Hey Craig...those ARE identical (as far as I can see) in design!  Thanks!
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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2013, 07:31:02 AM »
Just an FYI....I used black silicone caulk (good quality) to fill in the cracks in the tread on similar wheels.  It worked well and seemed to hold up fine.   

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Re: Some vintage wheels
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2013, 07:33:29 AM »
Just an FYI....I used black silicone caulk (good quality) to fill in the cracks in the tread on similar wheels.  It worked well and seemed to hold up fine.
What brand?  :)