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Let's see your "unique" hub caps and wheel covers.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by decker, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    These are wheelcovers that are held in place by stock Ford or Mercury hubcaps . Fronts fit 4" wheels , rears are for 4,5" wheels. ( `40-`48 Ford KH ) Found them on Ebay, .. I have no idea who made them , but IMHO : they sure look cool :)

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  2. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    I have put Corvette 2 bar spinners on them, the ones from the 58/62. Don't have any pics though.

  3. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909


    Sure do, sure do,......why coudn't they just stay on my car????? :D:D
  4. Nothing special here, just thought I'd point out that you can get some of the tall drag racing lug studs under a small re-pro Ford hubcap.

    Although these are actually long bolts with threads all the way to the thinner than normal head.
    Supplied with the Dutchman alloy axles.

    Measure for clearance with a small ball of modeling clay on the end of the stud before you pop the caps all the way on.

    6" x 15" double pattern steel wheel fwiw.
    3" backspace.
    56" wide axle.

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  5. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,758


    the small "hub caps"(because they cover only the hub) were called poverty caps, because you must be poor because you can't afford full wheel covers. that's all there is to it. mostly tongue in cheek of course.
  6. jambottle
    Joined: Apr 11, 2003
    Posts: 559


    these are canadian 48 mercury.the big ones are nos 51/52 chrysler new yorker

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  7. here is another ! olds with a bullet

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  9. k-member
    Joined: May 25, 2002
    Posts: 2,114


    Nice, we have a set that we screwed 15" beauty rigs onto for 15" wheels. Rare!
  10. ray
    Joined: Jun 25, 2001
    Posts: 3,758


    don't keep reminding me, i just sold them! i'm sure i'll regret it down the road.:rolleyes:

    if oy look closely in the pic, you can see a star shaped object in the reflection of the hubcap, that's another unique one i need to post pics of, it's a radir looking "mag" insert hubcap for steel wheels...
  11. 49 Pontiac dog-dish caps on 56 Poncho 15" steelies on my 55 poncho wagon

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  12. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,734


    '55 Plymouth cheapies, aren't they?
  13. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999


    I was think the same thing for a set I have. I might just go with simple bullets. I'm kinda tired of the Caddy emblems.
  14. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    Joshua Shaw

    I ran these for a while as a tribute to the So-cal coupe and Belly tanker. A buddy of mine that worked in an Elevator factory cut them out for me. There a 1/16th inch thick.. Kinda heavy. In the rear I ran a "Dummy" bolt with a nut and cotter key to simulate a Banjo Rearend...
    I didn't realize how good this worked till I did it. The outter most part of an early ford steelie center(Where the four bolt are) is on the same plane as the outer rim... So, you don't get any distortion or "sucking" in.
    Ol' Alex had it figured out.. Not as cheep looking as a moon disc, but has that cool simple look.[​IMG]
  15. Magnus B
    Joined: Jun 19, 2005
    Posts: 886

    Magnus B

    The french curve Ford aftermarket hubcap on what I was told was a Buick 1935 wheel (16x5"). I think it looks pretty cool. Only unique hucaps I have anyway.

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  16. Mist Green 50
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 90

    Mist Green 50
    from New Mexico

  17. earlymopar
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,288


    Wheels.JPG I made these up roughly 20 years ago. Series 09 Vintique wheels running 33-34 Ford "V-8" stainless hubcaps and my custom O-ring retainers.

    - EM
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  18. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,734


    These are Chrysler spinners from 1956 -- '55-56 was the golden era for spinner hubcaps, IMO. They are very rare -- I've only seen two sets, both on original Chryslers -- but I scored a set on eBay and am restoring them (replating the spinner centers, which were badly pitted):
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  19. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 754


    Regarding the '57 Caddy caps, I got tired of the bullet centers, and took the trim ring and medallion out of some Sombreros and put them in the center. The car is dark grey and the grey in this pic came out too light... cadcap.jpg
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  20. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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  21. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48

    1940 Ford accessory cap...**clic the pic** 100_3580.JPG
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  22. 41FordVert
    Joined: Sep 1, 2013
    Posts: 89



    Spider rings, ribbed outers, and chrome lugs
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  23. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48

    15" wheel cover fits over dog dish cap...**clic the pic** hub caps 007.JPG with blackwalls 003.JPG
  24. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,812

    from Clovis,Ca.

    I just started a thread and then noticed this one. Are these trim rings factory or aftermarket for 37 Chevy? We're in the trunk of my grandfathers coupe.

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  25. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,326

    blue 49
    from Iowa

    Not really a hub cap, but kind of unique.

  26. ojai/jan
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 110

    from ojai, CA

    Hi, I've got five like this, 4 good and one not so good. I think the centers on yours were for Desoto, I have one like that. My other 4 are Chrysler centers. I was going to use these on my 1952 Plymouth Suburban but not going to now. I would sell mine if you know someone interested.

    Jan In Ojai, CA
  27. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    Made these from scratch to replicate the missing ones off my one off 1961 Cadillac Eldorado show car caddyameliaisland.jpg 61-3.jpg 61-3.jpg
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  28. dechrome
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 303


    Home spun cap on 77 Ford wheel.

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