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Technical Custom guys- sexiest hubcaps ever?

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

  1. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Sexiest ever were one of a kind. (Isn't that what customizing is all about?)
    Watson color-coated/customized about a million caps.


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  2. Moriarity
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    53-55 olds fiestas got used a lot for a real good reason....[​IMG]


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  3. I've always loved '60 Buick Caps....... IMG_8425(1).JPG
     
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  4. Johnnyolds98
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    That is impressive ...
    ... and probably way more than you actually need - I would love to take the excess off your shoulders... ;)
     
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  5. Shamus
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    Had these on my avatar, then went to wires.
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  6. BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    I say again, those are 49 and 50 Lincoln wheel covers, not 51
     
  7. 50Fraud
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    IMO, wires suit your car much better.
     
  8. BuckeyeBuicks
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    Me too, plain and simple with just the hint of spinner:cool:
     
  9. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    Now after seeing enough hubcaps to make your eyes blurry,did you choose one yet?
     
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  10. 50Fraud
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    I bought that set of four in very nice condition for $75 on eBay, but that was about 8 years ago, and they've become much more popular since then. If I had to choose some reasonably priced caps for a '55 now, I'd look at '52 Fords (post #97, upper right) or plain aftermarket Moons (chrome, not aluminum) like I have on my shoebox currently:
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  11. flatheadfreakv8
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    [​IMG] I’ve always been a fan of these 53 ford caps.


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  12. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
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    Got these for my 54 Linclon project, dont know what there from but I like em.................[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  13. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    Those may be the most perfect looking marriage of caps and car I ever saw and this image is always etched in my brain when someone mentions looking for the perfect cap.
    Thats a nice lookin car if it didnt even have caps but those were the perfect choice to make that car complete ;):cool:
     
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  14. I don't know about "sexiest ever" but I thought I would share mine. These are Cal Custom "Ripple" caps, with a bullet center, the spokes are modified drawer pulls from Menards. The caps are spindle mounted so they "float". Finished them off with a fake valve stem to really make people scratch their heads.

    Also painted the outer edge of the wheel white

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  15. 50Fraud
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    Thank you!
     
  16. leadfoot1000
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    Here’s one on my car[​IMG]
     
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  17. Used Up Junk
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    Here’s something a little different for you. These are ‘57 Ford caps on my Wife’s ‘54 Customline. A very close friend of ours gave them to her when she picked the car up years ago. The car has undergone many changes over the years but the caps have stayed. I think they have a nice custom look to them with the factory bullet in the centers and the “roulette wheel” outers but they are stock my wife just repainted the factory white areas and gave them a good polishing. You can’t beat the way they throw light around when you’re going down the road either! 942B6F8C-25EA-406A-B510-826C1418A22A.jpeg
     
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  18. Top row, second from right.... '50s Corvette full covers. I remember these as being popular (after the 'Vette guys who usually had money bought chrome wheels) on more than a few mild customs. Haven't seen a set in years....
     
  19. leadfoot1000
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    Here’s an old advertisement from Lyon.
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  20. 1951hudson
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    My Hudson hubcaps [​IMG]


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  21. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    I'd have to go with the 55 Studebaker caps with the 3 bar spinners. or 55/56 Olds Caps 44974687_2490595710952312_987365560616484864_o (2).jpg 10610586_846361292042437_926444694853348445_n.jpg 1501442_729783420366892_470709264_o.jpg
     
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  22. You put a small chrome bullet in the center of that cap and it looks so bitchin'. I've done it. A favorite of Gene Winfield's.
     
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  23. These are so righteous.
     
  24. Von Brush
    Joined: Nov 20, 2016
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    from Corfu, NY

    Here are some of my caps but these as 14 inch. They are for my 57 Chevy . The Lancers with the extra bars are made from drawer pulls. The Chevy center emblems replaced the knights head. The 57 Chevy spinner is mounted to the spindle so it is stationary. The caps are Comet. The 57 Chrysler Windsor caps have aftermarket spinners. I also have a set of Lancers with the 4 bars. IMG_20170728_155927.jpg IMG_20170728_155945.jpg IMG_20170728_160106.jpg IMG_20170728_155958.jpg

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  25. Both great, but if had to choose, probly the Sombreros.
     
  26. 50Fraud
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    Those are all ingenious. I like the Chrysler/aftermarket knockoff the best.
     
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  27. BuckeyeBuicks
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    They look like 51 Lincoln
     
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  28. brokedownbiker
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    My '41 Chevy needs these!! Can anyone tell me what these are off of or where I can find them? They just might be the best looking caps I've ever seen!
     
  29. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Those are '56 Olds optional wheel covers, generally called Fiestas (although Olds called them Starfires). They've been popular since they were brand new; used ones sell for about $150 apiece currently. Google '56 Olds Fiestas and you'll find a bunch of references.
     
  30. Back in the day, I thought 4 bars were kool... 6th car - 1955 Buick Special.jpg
    Today, I have '55 Oldsmobile wheel covers... 2.jpg
    But I wouldn't mind a set of '57 Lincolns....
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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018

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