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Old 02-02-2013, 08:21 PM
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:55 PM
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Not sure if it is the answer you are looking for but the 55 and 56 cars both used the same hub caps and bands, as well as the whole wheel cover as far as I know. The 54-56 Chevy used a 15" wheel with three "nubs" to hold the covers on, the 49-53 were attached with spring clips, and 57 used a 14" wheel....

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Your assumption is correct, the were used on another Chevrolet. Yes, to the best of my knowledge, 1956 was the first year they were used.






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Since the covers have Bow Ties on them I would assume we are still talking a Chevrolet vehicle. Is 1956 the first year they were used?
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Kelly, If you look at the '55/'56 wheel covers they are different. But the fact that you're studying up on hub caps tells me you're gonna figure it out.






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Not sure if it is the answer you are looking for but the 55 and 56 cars both used the same hub caps and bands, as well as the whole wheel cover as far as I know. The 54-56 Chevy used a 15" wheel with three "nubs" to hold the covers on, the 49-53 were attached with spring clips, and 57 used a 14" wheel....

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Well if I not wrong Chevy went to a 14" rim in 57 so they won't fit after that on their pass car line. We've covered p/u's , Nomads, Corvettes and Camero's. Unless they stuck them on a later model van I give up.
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Here are a few more hints.

If they were recycled, then logic would suggest that they were reused on something newer. You can't recycle something and send it back in time to be reused on something older.

The application GM used them on was only for one year.

It was an option as all full wheel covers were back then.

Photos of this year vehicle with these "custom" wheel covers are apparently rare. I have hunted and can't find a photo of an all original with this cap.

There, four hints.

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Deluxe

In the fourth hint I used the word "custom" when I meant to use "deluxe".

Ok, thats another hint.
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Nope

That ain't it BB.

Another hint; The year model was prior to the first Chevelle.




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If you read all the hints and all the replies, then do a drill down type search, the answer will be staring you in the face.







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If you read all the hints and all the replies, then do a drill down type search, the answer will be staring you in the face.
I have a collection of hubcaps starting with 55 dog dish and full covers with and without flippers thru 66 the rarest being 58 with flippers ,57 and newer are 14, 55-56 are 15 ,you stated they were before chevelle ,chevelle srtarted in 64 ,corvair,nova ,impala ,belair and biscane all used 14,Exept police cars which are 15 but used dog dish covers Kesley Hayes offered wire covers and wire wkeels which were offered on Biick and Cadillac ,but as far as 56 belair 15 deluxe covers i dont know anything else that used them , I am stumped..
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El Camino is a Chevelle he said before chevelle
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El Camino is a Chevelle he said before chevelle
The first Chevy El Camino's were made in 1959 and 1960. Ahh youth!
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