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Customs SOMBREROS and what inserts???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1929FORD5WINDOWCOUPE, May 18, 2013.

  1. First of all this Design belongs to Rick Dore. I am just trying to get ideas. These are Caddy Sombreros with what kind of center wheel cap?

    Last edited: May 18, 2013
  2. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,482


    Not sure I understand
  3. If what you're trying to find out is what the centre of the wheel cover is made of? It looks to me like the ribbed section in the centre is off a corvette rally hubcap, the 3 ribs mounted to it are possibly off another 50's wheelcover (eg olds fiesta or aftermarket) and the centre bullet would probably be an aftermarket one (I think you can buy them from summit etc). hope this helps.
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  4. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 989


    Extremely ugly... Why would someone do that?!
  5. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 3,885


    Dang, scrapiron, fuzzy and flatout have nailed it!
    Why would you want to?
    Just because you can?
  6. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    Maybe ask mad max he used them in the waste lands
  7. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,672

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Perfect example of how people totally screwed up customs w cheap gawdy doodads and continue to this day.
    Subtle elegance makes a true class custom .
  8. The Custom Royal Lancer '59 Dodge used a 4-bar 'spider type' spinner shuch as that.

    The Bullets are aftermarket
  9. ,,,,,,,,,, oops 'Mo types faster than I do,,,,,,,
  10. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 806


    wow that's not very cool looking...something out of mad max but worst...
  11. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,996


    Closest thing to that, that's not gawdy, is a set of Lancers. I have a set for sale in the classifieds. Cut 'em up if you like.

    Sent from atop my toilet using the TJJ app for Android.
  12. At least the one's on James Bond's car would retract.......
  13. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,144

    from MI

    The wheel covers you posted a pic of are not Sombreros.
  14. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 806


    your right underneath all the neanderthal stuff are a set of 56 caps
  15. First off Rick Dore had large billiet CC wheels on that 51 Merc. The new owner Chris had them removed due to tire to fender issues. It now has 15" steel wheels with 1957 Caddy cap with 1959 Lancer center crab claw with a center die cast bullit. I know this as i supplied most of the parts and my brother Duwane installed them. Later Chris added the 4 uglly spikes out on the end of the bullit.

    I think these would of looked better IMOP

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  16. I guess I just don't get it (probably too old)......why a person wants some of
    these spikes, bullets and other stuff on their wheels----sometimes on the body as
    well. I don't think it adds a thing. But, to each his own I guess.
  17. ev88f
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
    Posts: 371


    Those are from Ben Hur's chariot, Or a dodge lancer cap.

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