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Technical What Do you call this and where can you buy them?

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  1. rockable
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    I know they were used for mounting fake wire wheel covers but I dont know what the proper name for them is and I havent been able to source them. Any help is appreciated. 1229211444_HDR.jpg
     
  2. Superdangerdave
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    Gorilla automotive products still makes them for adding spinners. Gorilla-auto.com Screenshot 2021-12-29 145613.jpg
     
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  4. oldiron 440
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    I believe that I have a set of them, never used....
     
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  5. I don't know if these are really so much to retain the wheel covers as they are to make them somewhat theft-proof. They used a center bolt with a security pattern and a matching key/wrench for removal, but I'm sure you could use a standard bolt instead. Do your wire covers not have any other retainers to hold them snugly on the rim?

    If you don't need them to be "chrome-goodie-go-fasters" these night be an alternative. But you'll also need to verify the bolt circle and the proper depth or offset.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1240820201...Web&brand=Ford&_trksid=p2563228.c101113.m2108
     
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  6. Squablow
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    I've always referred to them as "towers", I see the ad that SuperDangerDave posted also calls them towers. Chrome wheel towers, spinner towers, center cap towers, all might be keywords to search for on the internet, but I feel like everyone calls them towers.
     
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  7. The ones I linked to above I found by searching for "wire wheel cover brackets".
     
  8. rockable
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    Cool! Thanks!
     
  9. rockable
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    Thanks everybody! Its all in the keywords and I just couldnt get the right ones
     
  10. Lone Star Mopar
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    Push through towers, Ive used them to mount "spinners" on Astro Supremes instead of the stock center cap.
     

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