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Old 11-12-2008, 06:21 PM
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Back in the day old 5 hole chrome reverse wheel trim

Back in the day at Kmart/Rinks/Checker stores you could buy a Cal Custom piece that trimmed out where the axle passed through the wheel center. Most folks used them with chrome reverse wheels but they would also work with stock wheels. They were chrome and slipped over the studs before you put the wheel on. The chrome center part covered the center of the axle hub that protrudes through the wheel center hole. They were for the rear only and I believe they came in a kit with some fancy lug nuts. The nuts had a depression that was painted candy red, blue, black, silver and white. Some people painted the nuts to match the color of there car.

My uncle had a pair on the back of his 66 GTO with chorme reverse and tiger paw redlines...I know I saw these things when I was young. Does anyone else remember them? Am I dreaming? I have never ever seen any other ones.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:27 PM
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Check JC Whitney they seem to have some stuff that is similar..Speedway motors is always a good place to look for some of the older style items as well.

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Center cover

Contact this guy ,I think he has them new for sale:Lugnut King , Phone is (909)376-8011 website is www.lugnutking.com He had a large booth at the Glendale,AZ swapmeet he has all kinds of centercaps for almost anything and replacement lugs for most of any wheel ever made.
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Look into American Racing and maybe some other wheel manufacturers.. I have a set of 4 that came on my camaro, and the wheels look like AR Outlaws.
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stock wheels index on the center hub,
no tolerance for additional metal sticking through the hole.
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He's not talking about stock wheels
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stock wheels index on the center hub,
no tolerance for additional metal sticking through the hole.
Some do, most don't. I know for a fact that most old Fords
don't...

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stock wheels index on the center hub,
no tolerance for additional metal sticking through the hole.
I think you are right. I remember the trim pieces for sure but after thinking about it I can't say I know for sure how they bolted on. On chrome reverse wheels there would not be enough clearance for the wheel to slide over the axle. In light of that the trim pieces I'm talking about must have bolted on between the lug nut and the wheel itself. That's probably why the kits came with the custom lugs nuts.

They wouldn't work at all with mag wheels and again the ones I saw all those years ago were used on chrome reverse and stock wheels.

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You mean these? If so I don't recall them being sold with lug nuts. I used to ruin them on aluminum slots (between the wheel and the lug nit washer. They would be used with regular lug nuts they would jsut round out the holes a bit.
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You mean these? If so I don't recall them being sold with lug nuts. I used to ruin them on aluminum slots (between the wheel and the lug nit washer. They would be used with regular lug nuts they would jsut round out the holes a bit.
1957 thank you! I knew those things exisited. Its probably been 35 years since I've seen a pair of those things. Where in the heck did you find them?

Again thank you!
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You mean these? If so I don't recall them being sold with lug nuts. I used to ruin them on aluminum slots (between the wheel and the lug nit washer. They would be used with regular lug nuts they would jsut round out the holes a bit.
Also if you want to sell them let me know. I would love to put them on my Impala when I run with the slicks and stock wheels.
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may be these will suit you..............

http://www.hubcapmike.com/spider-c8056.html
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Those spiders would look good the front (but ouch are they pricey) with the flat caps on the back of a set of chrome reverses.

I bought those sets of covers back in the early 70's. I've got some future plans for them so for now I guess I'll be hanging on to them.
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