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Technical Custom guys- sexiest hubcaps ever?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Roothawg, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. '34 Ratrod
    Joined: May 1, 2019
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    I'm not way into hubcaps but when I saw these I was near in love.. IMG_20200625_114239.jpg
     
  2. 50Fraud
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    Those are '56 Olds poverty caps. When I bought my '57 Olds new, I chose the '56 caps to replace the '57s that it was delivered with. I always liked 'em too.
     
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  3. radio_king
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    Made my own by using 1949/50 Lincoln hub caps and adding a -58 Buick cap medallion.These are going to my -40 Buick hardtop custom.
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  4. demon452
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    from Michigan

     

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  5. 31 5w
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  6. 31 5w
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    I have a full set good but not paint perfect. If you need contact me 352-383-1989. $50 + shipping.
     
  7. fordcoupeguy
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    Sweetbaby got it right-56Cadillac 002.JPG You have to use the deep 56Cady wheels and they are 5on5 bolt pattern
     
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  8. 50Fraud
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    Not only are the early Fiestas attractive statically, but IMO they look really good in motion. I think 3 bars may be the best number for attractive motion at slow cruising speed.
     
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  9. japchris
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    My Olds hubcaps are a bit banged up, but you take what you can get in UK.
    Yesterday I put some colour in the centres using this car wrap stuff -
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    Easier than me trying to create the same thing in paint.
     
  10. Elcohaulic
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    Caddy Spiders. Chevrolet SS spinners were hard to keep on a car back then. We used to have to screw them down or they would get stolen..
     
  11. Steve More
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    My personal favorite from mid 70s Plymouth Fury plymouth huib cap.jpg
     
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  12. CrcooperPhotography
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    Dependent on time periods, style etc.
    Personal favorite. So F#$king bad ass!
     

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  13. Sum54ford
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    D91ABC4B-7D5F-4B44-ABE3-86325D33311D.jpeg I think if you are going for an early traditional kustom look then this is as sexy as you can get! Remember tires are just as important as the hubcap!
     
  14. 54delray
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    Oh yeah .... Pie crust Firestones 7.10 15's. A definite must have on my next car, '53 Buick Special.
     
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  15. straykatkustoms
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    Kool idea. Going to have to add Mercury comet gas cap to my wheel cover accessories.


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  16. straykatkustoms
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    I’m not sure if it’s Sexy but here is my new cap.. 1969 International Scout with an after market, fake wire wheel, center cover accessory. Need to powder coat my wheels again.

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  17. BartnPenni
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  18. Love the caps Mick! You definitely have the eye of an artist!

    Yes, your wheels might need to be touched up, but we all know that your kooool taildragging Merc gets driven.......alot. No shame in scratched up wheels. They are small badges of honor for the many miles you've passed under your sled! E
     
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  19. CrcooperPhotography
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    I’ve been wanting to recreate the infamous Olds Fiesta caps with added flipper bars for quite sometime.

    I bought a complete set of caps, plus two spare, and enough flipper bars to do this.

    For those playing home, the REPOP bars are about 1/2” shorter than originals. Thankfully I bought the spares, as I decided to use the original flipper bars.

    Not perfect, took my dumb ass hours to do, but I’m stoked on this test! Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG IMG_8878.JPG IMG_8879.JPG IMG_8880.JPG


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  20. Jacksmith
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    Those are gonna look bitchin' turning under the street lights!
     
  21. Those look great!
     
  22. 1oldtimer
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    I dunno......these are HOT.
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    or I do have some of these....fake nuts and all:
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  23. CrcooperPhotography
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    Thank you very much mate!!


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  24. Jacksmith
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    There are hot! and really hard to maintain wheel balance!
     
  25. Okie_greaser
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  26. CrcooperPhotography
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    I certainly hope so!! Can’t wait to be driving again!


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  27. My vote ... Caddy caps every time...

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