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Standard hubcaps for 14x7" cars - how deep?
#1
I've been trying to pick up a set of hub caps for the '71 with some difficulty.

Far as I can tell, there are two variants of "Ford Motor Company" hub caps (within the variants used for '71-73, that is - not including the brushed vs. polished finish):

Deep:
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Shallow:
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Is the deep one strictly an Econoline thing, or are they the correct caps for 14x7" wheels?

-Kurt

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Kurt your looking for the deep and brushed cap.


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Got it. Thanks!

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Are you sure? I always thought the shallow caps were correct for Mustangs.
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I always thought these caps were factory correct for my '71 Grandé.

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Kit Sullivan;190417 Wrote:Are you sure? I always thought the shallow caps were correct for Mustangs.
I'm sure I have a shallow cap here some wear. I will post some pics.
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goodnigh;190419 Wrote:I always thought these caps were factory correct for my '71 Grandé.

mike

Yes those are the base hubcaps
next would be optional dogdish
then sport covers
then magnums

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Kit Sullivan;190417 Wrote:Are you sure? I always thought the shallow caps were correct for Mustangs.

Interesting - your comment made me review the screenshots of Eleanor. Toby Halicki split the difference, apparently. Front left of Eleanor has a shiny, shallow cap from a pre-1971 car. The rear left has deep caps from a 14x7" car:

Shallow:
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Deep:
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I should have looked at my own image archive too. The surviving Diamonds are Forever car wears deep caps (though they are not necessarily the originals - Buzz Bundy drove this car with Cragar S/S wheels in Ford's Tournament of Thrills, so the source of these wheels and caps could be anything):
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Seems to be the case on a factory original too:
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The econoline caps are very deep and therefore different from the Mustang caps. I used econoline caps on the 15x8 aftermarket wheels to keep a similar look as the front 15x7 wheels with stock mustang caps. The Mustang caps on the wider rear wheels looked shallow and odd. The econoline caps looked right.

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Don65Stang;190671 Wrote:The econoline caps are very deep and therefore different from the Mustang caps. I used econoline caps on the 15x8 aftermarket wheels to keep a similar look as the front 15x7 wheels with stock mustang caps. The Mustang caps on the wider rear wheels looked shallow and odd. The econoline caps looked right.

Aren't the Econoline caps about an inch larger in diameter? Or is that exclusive to the larger 5x5" bolt pattern rims vs. the Mustang's 5x4.5"? Have any photos?

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