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Standard hubcaps for 14x7" cars - how deep?
#11
I always thought cars got chrome caps, and trucks got brushed.

I have a set of chrome car caps on my F-100 that I saved from a metal yard.

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I don't know if the 14" vs 15" caps have different diameters, but I do know that the 16"/16.5" truck wheels have a larger diameter cap the the 15" truck wheels..

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#12
Totalled;190682 Wrote:I always thought cars got chrome caps, and trucks got brushed.

I have a set of chrome car caps on my F-100 that I saved from a metal yard.

I don't know if the 14" vs 15" caps have different diameters, but I do know that the 16"/16.5" truck wheels have a larger diameter cap the the 15" truck wheels..

Some sources say '71 went to brushed. The unmodified cars in Diamonds are Forever appear to correlate this theory.

The 16/16.5" truck wheels must have the 5x5" pattern. Case in point: The 15x7" Ford steel wheels on the 1970's Lincoln Continentals and Marks are 5x5", with the larger diameter hub cap ridge on their centers. They'd be a good source for 15" Mustang steelies if it weren't for the bolt pattern and center.

-Kurt

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#13
8 on 6.5" pattern. Pre '97 five lug trucks are 5 on 5.5".

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#14
Well Kurt I gave you some bad information. Kit is correct it's the shallow cap your looking for. Today I went threw my stash and found the 2 extra caps I have. Once I put my hands on the big cap I knew kit was right. Then I pulled my trim ring on my car, whoops i'm a dumb ass.Big Grin Over the years I've seen cars with caps that seem to be to short or flush with the back of the trim ring like the pic you have of Eleanor. So is it the wrong trim ring on these cars or?


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mach71351c;190698 Wrote:So is it the wrong trim ring on these cars or?

Someone put a 14x6" steel wheel on your Mach in place of the 14x7". That's why the deep-dish hub cap is too deep on it.

-Kurt

P.S.: I have two driver-quality 14x6" trim rings that I'd be glad to pass on to anyone for the price of shipping (and I'll even cover shipping if someone will trade me one driver-quality 14x7" ring for the two 14x6" rings).

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goodnigh;190419 Wrote:I always thought these caps were factory correct for my '71 Grandé.

mike

OMS;190493 Wrote:
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

I believe both of you are correct - the base full wheelcover was correct for the Grandé for 1971. But for '72 and '73 a new unique wheel cover was standard for the Grandes.

http://mustangattitude.com/mustang/1972style.shtml

This pic sucks - hopefully someone can take pic with one on their car. Not many use them as most Grandé owners run repop Magnums that I have seen.

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#17
The 72-73 Grandé wheelcover was styled to emulate the painted wheelcovers on many Mercedes sedans of the era. Ford took a liberal amount of "inspiration" from Mercedes styling over the years...especially on the early Granada and 79-era Mustang.
It was actually so blatant that it probably worked against the "sophisticated" image Ford was trying to co-opt from Mercedes.
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Kit Sullivan;190765 Wrote:The 72-73 Grandé wheelcover was styled to emulate the painted wheelcovers on many Mercedes sedans of the era. Ford took a liberal amount of "inspiration" from Mercedes styling over the years...especially on the early Granada and 79-era Mustang.
It was actually so blatant that it probably worked against the "sophisticated" image Ford was trying to co-opt from Mercedes.

Here it is, Kit:

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Nice looking though, reminds me of some of Lincoln's turbine designs.

-Kurt

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#19
They look just like the hubcaps my '70 LTD had, as well as the caps I got from a coworker's '69 fairlane... Except they had the ford crest instead of the pony.

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