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Features Traditional Wheels, Part 4 (Full Wheel Covers)

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 50Fraud, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    from Tampa, FL

    I like the smoothie caps FAR better, the seem to match the gentle curves on the body. IMHO, of course. LOVE that car. I've always wanted one. Gary
     
  2. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
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    ken1939

    I imagine this will make a comeback, as did the steel wheels with trim rings and caps, the Cragar SS, Boyds (I try to forget the 80s).

    I think the right wheel always makes the car. Use of trim items always makes a car interesting and different.

    And as pointed out, build the way you want it to be.
     
  3. wacko1
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    My son just picked up four of these for his 54 F100, and is looking for a few more (spare tire on the truck and a spare...) Don't even know what they are, but they look right on his truck.

    Anyone have a few?
     

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  4. LSGUN
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    ^Lyon hubcaps
     
  5. 50Fraud
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    The Buicks that I had on my shoebox were sorta similar -- '55 Roadmaster spinners with Galaxie centers to hide their Buick origin. I thought the '55-56 Buick caps were very good looking, and underutilized even when they were new:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. peter schmidt
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    I didn't see anyone mention the plymouth sailboat hubcaps I think they had a couple different kinds. I have 53 olds hubcaps around my hudson and a couple 53? mercury laying around. I just bought whatever I could in sets or pairs that went to beat up. My olds came out of 4 different cars none of them were a olds and none were even mounted on a wheel. I've been wanting a set of the late 40s early 50s? Plymouth sailboats hubcaps ever since I saw a set on a car at a local junk yard. They wouldn't sell them I'm pretty sure the car got crushed with them in it. Kinda wish I had just took them but I'm no thief just sucks they were in mint condition.
     
  7. peter schmidt
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    [​IMG]Can anybody I.d. These two caps I couldn't find a pair I did buy the louvered one in the 3rd pic just to hang up maybe I'll find another one eventually. And there was 3 of the caddy caps but I don't know the year or if there's desirable.
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  8. 50Fraud
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    The logo in the louvered one is Lyons, an aftermarket manufacturer. I don't recall every seeing one before; kinda neat.
     
  9. straykatkustoms
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    466947_10151598079894275_61003533_o.jpg

    Very kool post. I have many favorite hub caps but I run my 15" Lyons the most.
     
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  10. sub006
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    Sorry, no picture, but maybe someone can post a '63 Avanti hubcap. WAY cooler thtn the pretender '65 Mustang and better looking than most mag wheels IMO. And I believe they were 15 inchers!
     
  11. Ned Ludd
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    Google Image search is a very useful thing:
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  12. titus
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    alright all you hubcap guys, take a pic at these and let me know your thoughts on them, they are cadillac, but are chrome steel, aftermarket? the badge is pretty decent detail, i assume they would be aftermarket but have seen some factory chromed steel stuff? also, the kicker, they are 16"

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    ill get some more pics of the attatchment style but it isnt like the normal cadi style i see where they mount in a inside bump poverty cap deal. this mounts on the outer edge of a rim like a normal hubcap.
     
  13. scrap metal 48
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    Hard to find 16" wheel covers...
     
  14. hdman6465
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    Here are a couple of repros on my cars, but I like them. 55 Chev panel (12).jpg 094 (800x490).jpg

    Cadillac & 56 Merc
     
  15. ojai59
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    Are you interested in selling the16" hubcaps??

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  16. Wheel covers, not hubcaps. The title of this thread is significant. Sheesh.
     
  17. SteppinOut
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    Here are the covers I made for my 55 Plymouth with 15 inch wheels (stock).
    I used 52 Plymouth wheel covers with an aftermarket cone.
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  18. SteppinOut
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    To Peter Schmidt above in answer to your question
    This cover is from a 56 Dodge non-lancer
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    The Cadillac cover I believe is from a 58 Eldorado
    Here is a pic of one from another site that I believe is the one you found
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    The last cover you show I know I have seen but cannot place it at this time. I'll keep looking and see what I can find.[​IMG]
     
  19. Got some 52 Buick wheel covers I'll sell if anyone needs them. All are have original paint and aside from minor dings are pretty straight.

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  20. Shamus
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    Nothing like wide white walls & '56 Olds Fiesta spinners IMG_5647.JPG !!!
     
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  21. 302GMC
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    The last cap in #138 is a '57 or '58 Desoto ...
     
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  22. 50Fraud
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    I don't think so. This is a '57 DeSoto; a '58 is different, but doesn't look like the one in #138:
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  23. dorf
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    they are 60 not later 60 .
     
  24. dorf
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    geez no one mentioned 59 buick 57 olds 58 olds even though u needed spring clips to hold them on and my all time favorite 69 mercury maurader caps . most people don't even know what they are .
     
  25. Hotrodhell35
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    Can anyone identify these?! I've never seen another one...
     

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  26. froghawk
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    Looks like yet another aftermarket variation on '57-'58 Dodge Lancer. They are unusual though, never seen them before.
     
  27. TonyVan
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
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    I just picked up one of the louvered Lyon caps. If you still want one, let me know
     
  28. Rand Man
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    I'm a fan of the late fifties era, where the full cover was the rage. I plan to use these Desoto's, with a little bullet to cover his head. I think they're Boss.
     

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  29. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Here are a few wheel covers that I have had on my Merc over the past years.

    '57 Buick with a bullet. Adding bullets make any cap look kool....

    57 buick.JPG

    '57 Lincoln with a bullet

    57 lincoln.JPG

    57 Lincoln caps with a '54 Caddy centers and a Bullet center.

    57 lincoln w54 Caddy centers and  bullet.JPG

    Very dirty Lyon hub cap with a bullet. One of my all time favorite.

    McPhails 1.jpg
     

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