Good result, Fabe ! I very much look forward to seeing more......
thx - I just wrote to the seller, that make sure he uses a metal-saw to get the wheel off the axle - don't touch oiriginal bolts & screws
...just suggest that he sends you the whole cart......!
the wheel arrived - this is some photos after a quick shower in the bathtub:
I think I won't try to clean it more - lots of paint left, don't want lose any of it...
Thankfully, the seller eventually used a saw to get the wheel off the axle - the bolts and nuts and the frame for them are untouched - and looks to be original - but please do confirm this for me...
There are no visible markings on the rubber...
hey guys...another wheel...and alas my last one, for I have no more space left. (but I never say never)
I just got this single 251" wheel (no bolts this time) - it was 92 EU but with almost brand new rubber, very little rust and the paint on it has a slight green tint - so did I actually get a "normandy camo" paint wheel? (not a problem if not)
markings on rubber:
"DEKA" - on both sides
"575 / 48 - 510" - on both sides
"043" ( probably dated 1943)
"217096" & "22" - serial number?
a small "14"
and on the rim, where it meets the rubber: "48 / 510"
first seller's pics:
and my pics:
interesting paint on the front side - those darker spots with no yellow/green paint are not rust but panzer-gray paint (under that is actually red primer), on top of that is sand yellow mixed with green.
on these pics - it looks more like a "plain" sand-yellow paint - but I placed my other "yellow" wheel next to it - there you can see the difference - on the last 2 pics:
That's a nice-looking wheel, Farbe ! It's not unusual to find vehicle parts on which Sandfarbe has been applied over grey. It's possible that on this vehicle a further green overspray was applied at unit level.
And heck - I ran out of space after just one wheel !