I talked to the gentleman (Walter) in charge of the Indiana region CCCA project for sidemount covers. He has had some health issues but says they are now moving forward with the project again. The downside is that they have not found a vendor to spin the mounts. He was pretty sure they would be making them again but his estimate was 1 year. Victor, he is taking names so I think you should give him a call. I'm going with plan B and having them fabricated from scratch. I do not know the cost but was clear I wasn't planning on spending 3k for set. When mine our done I will have a firm price and if anyone else needs a set made up I can get them done.
Victor, the sidemount cover fabrication is on hold while I search for snap rings. I discovered those beautiful chrome wheels on my car are 17 inch and not 18. John is providing me with 6 wheels but I need to find snap rings. Once I find a single snap ring I'll start on the sidemounts with that.
I think the Indy guys may end up coming through for you as you are in no hurry. At the rate I'm going they may end up saving me too.
There was an advertisement on the AACA forum yesterday for a set of side covers (not the tread covers) that measured 17.75" across inside. I was very hopeful until John measured his again and reported inside diameter is 19 inches. You can see that in the picture posted previously in this thread. Close examination of the pictures in this forum shows that the trim ring is visible which I guess accounts for the extra inch.
A.J.:I need a couple of snap rings myself, in case you come accross more of them.
Just thinking to myself... most surely, REO was not the only manufacturer using 18" wheels. Perhaps some other brands offered similar accesories. I have seen similar sidemount treatments on 1930-31 Packards, which appear the same with the chrome tread cover and the painted side cover... but of course I am not sure if tire size would be the same or not.
I have followed up whith Paul Loebel of renascence Restoration about making side mount cover for us. He has agreed to take on the project starting in November. Cost will be about 1100.00 for both pieces and both sides. However. that cost is for mild steel for both pieces, and he will own the tooling. I inquired about doing the band in Stainless Steel and he will investigate that option and let me know if he can. If not and you want the original look of Stainless then those pieces will need to be Chrome plated. Maybe they were originally, I am assuming they were SS. If anyone knows that answere please let me know. The other question would be for you to give me a count of who needs what so that we can have an idea of how many of these to make. John Phillips has given me an approximate count of what he thinks the needs of the group are. I would like to make that a more firm number. Thanks for any input.
tim: Mark my hood is complete and you are welcome to examine when you come over to Michigan. Also, the chrome strip or stainless stops at the rear of hood. Does not go to the windshield
Apr 24, 2015 13:38:30 GMT -6
davidsnow: Just saying hello as a new member. Thank you to John Phillips for reaching out and letting me know about the forum. I live in Wisconsin and have been in the REO club for several years. My wife and I currently are serving as custodians of REO merchandise.
Jan 17, 2016 10:57:38 GMT -6
harley: My attempt at creating a thread with an attachment of the Royale stationary does not seem to allow the attachment to open for view. What did I not do correctly? This is my first time on a forum so it is all new to me. (Harley)
Aug 20, 2016 13:49:41 GMT -6
JohnGPhillips: The spam topics and offending users have been removed. Apologies to all.
Aug 14, 2018 11:36:56 GMT -6
lovecars1: My Father owned a 1931 Reo Royale 8 that once belonged to Premier Hepburne of Ontario Canada in the 1930s,my Dad owned this car in Kingston,Ontario in the mid to late 1940s.I remember him saying it was horrendous on fuel.
Aug 22, 2018 15:02:20 GMT -6
coley: Hi John and Mark. Coley here. Making more REO door handles. I need to find a supplier for the lock cylinder and keys for the outer locking door handles for a 1930 flying cloud and others. Or a handle with keys.
Feb 22, 2019 12:08:45 GMT -6