Steel Wheel Road Bands

Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:30 am

I plan to have road bands made for my 1934 F12 and 1944 H (both on steel). Does anyone have any photos of what they would recommend as a good design? I suppose they could be a single band around the lugs then clamped or welded to connect, or 4 sections of band each attached seperately to the lugs, a full width band or perhaps a 1/2 width band. I suspect once I put them on they will not be needed to be removed.

Any ideas or suggestions are welcome,

Re: Steel Wheel Road Bands

Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:53 pm

I would suggest bolting strips of old tire to them for traction loading and unloading. Smooth steel is mighty slick with even the slightest hint of moisture.

Re: Steel Wheel Road Bands

Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:59 pm

Following in EJPs advise, rubber belting would work too (I believe) Something from a quarry would probably work the best. I think it's always reinforced (nylon).

Re: Steel Wheel Road Bands

Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:05 pm

Thanks, iIfound a couple folks interested in making them and they too suggested I install "Amish rummer" on them, srj