Jump to content

Hubcap spring clips


Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, Greg W 41 Dodge WC said:

The rims I bought from http://www.wheelvintiques.com for my 41 didn’t include spring clips for the hub caps. The spring clips are available on eBay. I used a 5/8” tall threaded spacer to bring them up to the correct height. 

Sweet! Nice solution. Must of been a little tricky figuring out getting those standoffs in just the right positions before welding?  Do the oem hubcaps fit well and go on and off easily? I'd like to do the same on my 39 Plymouth's rear rims which I had custom width wheels made by the Wheelsmith. I'm now running a smoothie cap which looks OK, but would be better if I could use my oem Plymouth hubcaps.

DSCN2728.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was lucky to have an original rim, complete with springs, for my spare tire. From it I was able to determine that I needed a finish height that was approximately 1/2” above the top surface of the rim (this determined the 5/8 spacer) and a pattern that gave me an approximately 7” diameter. I bought a $3 7”embroidery hoop and then spaced the springs evenly as a jig. Once they are welded you can flex them to get a fit that is as tight as the original. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Terms of Use