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Projects 1950 Pontiac Hub Cap Question

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 50'SilverStreak, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. 50'SilverStreak
    Joined: Sep 12, 2015
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    50'SilverStreak
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    from Alabama

    Hello everyone,

    I have a 1950 Silver Streak that I want to change the hub caps on. I like the original, but want to spice it up a little. I have found a set that I like, but they attach differently than the originals.
    Here is a picture of the ones I am considering:
    Pontiac Hub Cap.JPG
    Pontiac Hub Cap Back.JPG

    My question is how exactly these attach to the wheel. The description says they are about 8" inside diameter. The original hub caps attached by 3 tabs, but these seem to just press into place.

    Has anyone had experience with these? Will they fit inside the original wheel?

    I will measure the diameter of the center of the rim tomorrow, but wondering if anyone can enlighten me on how to attach them.

    Thanks
     
  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Those are '49-'50 caps. If your wheels don't have the 3 slots for the clips, you don't have the '50 wheels. Any '49-'56 Olds or Pontiac, & '49-'53 Cad wheels will fit your car & the caps will fit. Finding the clips will be the hard part ...
    Hang on to the caps no matter what - they look amazing on 14" x 6'' reversed chrome wheels with black tires.
     
  3. THE BRONSON
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    THE BRONSON
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    Im in the market for some of those, message sent
     
  4. 50'SilverStreak
    Joined: Sep 12, 2015
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    50'SilverStreak
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    from Alabama

    Thank you for the response 302GMC. Here is a picture of the caps that came on the car:

    IMG_20150921_124212.jpg IMG_20150921_124222.jpg
    So you are saying that I need to find the back for the new caps, like the one on the back of the old one pictured above? It has 3 slots to fit onto the clips on the wheel.
    There are 3 clips on my car's wheels that hold the current hubcaps in place.
     

  5. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Both the small cap & wheel cover shown above fit the Pontiac & Olds wheels as is - if you have the right wheels.
     
  6. 50'SilverStreak
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    50'SilverStreak
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    from Alabama

    Ok. Thanks again.
     
  7. 50'SilverStreak
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    50'SilverStreak
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    from Alabama

    Fit perfectly!
    IMG_20150924_104845.jpg IMG_20150923_132207.jpg
     
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  8. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I like those too, have a set on my '51 wagon. I have 94 Impala disk brakes, the wheels clear the calipers after "clearancing" the calipers with a grinder...
     
  9. 50'SilverStreak
    Joined: Sep 12, 2015
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    50'SilverStreak
    Member
    from Alabama

    Thanks for the info about the Impala brakes. I am about to start a Scarebird disc brake upgrade. Hopefully they will go on easily. What did you do about a master cylinder?
     

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