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The first car that J.M. Fangio had real success with was a '39 Chevy Coupe.  He raced it 'over the road' in Argentina.  The Fangio museum had the car and gifted it to David E. Davis.  It was restored at great expense.  One of the car-magazines had a feature on it.  So about the wheels and tires: my '39 Chevy does not come with the stock wheels and tires.  I would buy a kit if I knew which kit.  My kit is 1/24 scale.  Is there an aftermarket source possibly?  Thanks

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so , this is what we're talking about ,

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wow , don't know of anything that has a stock 39 wheel , aren't those 16" ? maybe the Galaxie 48 Chevy ,

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the Monogram 41 Lincoln might be an option , it's 1/24

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the Lincoln wheels don't have any detail under the hubcap , you could detail them with hex rod for lug nuts .

 

 

Edited by oldnslow

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Those are 6 bolt wheels, are you going to use hubcap?  I am thinking maybe a pickup wheel.

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They don't have to be stock '39 Chevy wheels.  Pick up wheels and tires might be perfect.  But whatever are shown in the photo of the real car, that would be perfect.  

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2 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Don't the wheels from AMTs 36 Ford look like that?

Those are a "wide five" bolt pattern, similar to early VW and Porsche...Image result for '36 Ford wheel

 

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6 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Those are a "wide five" bolt pattern, similar to early VW and Porsche...Image result for '36 Ford wheel

 

I guess so, I tried to find pictures online of the kits stock wheels, but to no avail.

I thought they were all wheel with the small center cap, but from what I found,  the center cap covers a large portion of the wheel. So I guess the wheel looks like the artillery style underneath.  

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Man, I had a brain fart! I realised I was thinking of the AMT 37 CHEVY WHEELS!

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1 hour ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

... I tried to find pictures online of the kits stock wheels, but to no avail...  

For what it's worth, the AMT '36 has two different stock wheelsets. The first issues had the slotted rims (upper), but there were tooling problems, and most of the wheels had defects in the slots. Later issues had the non-slotted lower style.

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31 minutes ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Man, I had a brain fart! I realised I was thinking of the AMT 37 CHEVY WHEELS!

Yes, the '37 Chevy wheels have a deeply-drawn center and look good-very much like the photos of the correct wheels above-and they're 6-bolt.

The Revell '41 Chevy truck has a similar wheel, slightly larger diameter, 6-bolt, but with no slots.

The above-mentioned Galaxie '48 Chevy wheels are another similar design, probably a better diameter for a 1/24 model, 6-bolt, but only have 4 slots.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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So I would like 1/24 scale, but the '48 Chevy might be too wide, or 'heavy'.  Are any of the above mentioned wheels, by my good friends, 1/24 besides the '48 Chevy?  Thanks a'bunch, y'all!

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The Galaxy 46-48 Chevys are 1/25  and the tires seem rather short to me....

The Monogram 41 Lincoln has the only 1/24 scale steel wheels and tall skinny tires I can think of...but they have no lug nut detail as already mentioned.

The  Monogram first issue 40 Ford pick up had steel wheels but I can't remember if they had lug nuts ,,,,, and they might be hard to find..

Edited by mike 51

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Ed Fluck at Drag City Casting offers a version of the 1/24 Monogram '41 Lincoln wheels that have center and lug detail added ( 5-lug, From Revell Ford wheels IIRC). They're very nice...and I think he might offer solid resin copies of the '41 Lincoln tires, too. He's on Facebook--maybe give him a shout!

If you want 6-lug centers, the Revell '41 Chevy has 'em. They could always be spliced into a set of 41 Lincoln wheels. Or, alternatively, used as-is...they'll fit into Revell '48 Ford tires, which are pretty tall and narrow.

The only photo I can find right now of Ed's resin '41 wheel is this recent '30 coupe mockup by Dennis Lacy:

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Dear "Ace Garageguy:  on your website, I can't PM you because your inbox is full!  But I wanted to ask you about 2 of the wheels you mentioned:  the '37 Chevy and the '41 Chevy truck.  are either of these 1/24 scale?  Thanks you very much.  

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1 hour ago, fiatboy said:

Dear "Ace Garageguy:  on your website, I can't PM you because your inbox is full!  But I wanted to ask you about 2 of the wheels you mentioned:  the '37 Chevy and the '41 Chevy truck.  are either of these 1/24 scale?  Thanks you very much.  

 

1 hour ago, mike 51 said:

Not "him" but both  wheels are 1/25th.

Mike's right...they're both nominal 1/25 kits. But I can measure them later and see what they'd scale out to in 1/24 if you want.   :D

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Ace-Gg: Don't bother measuring those wheels.  But I do have an additional question:  Is the '41 Chevy mentioned the same scale as the '41 Chevy Pickup?  Maybe one of those would work.  So far, I think the best set of wheels would from be the '48 Chevy.  I contacted "Drag City Casting" but they no longer offer the wheels I need.  Thanks one and All.

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16 hours ago, fiatboy said:

 the '37 Chevy and the '41 Chevy truck.  are either of these 1/24 scale?  Thanks you very much.  

 

8 hours ago, fiatboy said:

 Is the '41 Chevy mentioned the same scale as the '41 Chevy Pickup?  

I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but a google image search would answer a few of your questions and likely get you a look at the wheels you're asking about. By all means take advantage of the knowledge of our members, but this sort of thing is too easy. There is only one '41 Chevy kit and it's a pick-up, per google.

Image result for 41 chevy model kit 

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11 hours ago, fiatboy said:

Ace-Gg: Don't bother measuring those wheels.  But I do have an additional question:  Is the '41 Chevy mentioned the same scale as the '41 Chevy Pickup?  Maybe one of those would work.  So far, I think the best set of wheels would from be the '48 Chevy.  I contacted "Drag City Casting" but they no longer offer the wheels I need.  Thanks one and All.

Are you sure you contacted the right company? These wheels are a new item for Drag City Castings, if they have even hit the online "catalog" yet. Ed is a member here, but you can contact him at lowcab36@epix.net

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Thanks, Jantrix, for taking time to write, and attempting to instill  a little good sense into me.  (By the way your inbox is full.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And I did talk to Ed Fluck on the phone and he said he had nothing like what I was looking for.  "Tall and Skinnies" that is.

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I spoke with Ed and I have ordered a set of his '41 Lincoln wheels and tires.  Thanks everybody.

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