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1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims #1311070
Sat May 18 2019 05:04 PM
Sat May 18 2019 05:04 PM
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Dusty53  Offline OP
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North East Missouri, USA
Has anyone installed Original 1954 3/4 Ton Hubcaps onto the Dexstar , AM20766, 16" x 6" Rims ? If yes, what is required to do this retro-fit ?

Last edited by Dusty53; Sat May 18 2019 05:08 PM.

Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311086
Sat May 18 2019 08:50 PM
Sat May 18 2019 08:50 PM
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Mother.Trucker  Offline
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Skull Valley AZ.
There are several ways to adapt the original hubcaps to fit the modern rims. This link is just off the top of my head....

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1273663/1.html

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Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311096
Sat May 18 2019 11:03 PM
Sat May 18 2019 11:03 PM
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Dusty53  Offline OP
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Thanks M.T. , following that thread.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311284
Mon May 20 2019 07:14 PM
Mon May 20 2019 07:14 PM
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Gord&Fran  Offline
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Mill Bay, BC, Canada
Your wheels have the bumps to hold the hubcaps on. My wheels also have the bumps. I made correct era appearing hubcaps using 1970s era caps and repro caps.

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Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311709
Thu May 23 2019 11:49 PM
Thu May 23 2019 11:49 PM
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Dusty53  Offline OP
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North East Missouri, USA
Gord, those are beautiful. So far the problem I've run into is the depth of the hubcap being the issue on the 3/4 truck due to the size and length of the wheel hubs. Not sure what direction to go in now.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311750
Fri May 24 2019 03:44 AM
Fri May 24 2019 03:44 AM
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Gord&Fran  Offline
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Mill Bay, BC, Canada
Years ago, I posted a description of how I made those. However, it seems that many of my older posts have vanished. I still have the pictures, so I can re-post. My rims are 15" - not sure if the donor caps fit both 15 and 16" rims. Anyway, the mating of the two caps makes the hubcap deeper so it's allows for more space for the hubs.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311780
Fri May 24 2019 12:41 PM
Fri May 24 2019 12:41 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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Gord if you would write it up as a Tech Tip and submit it directly to editor@stovebolt.com (John Milliman) it can be kept here forever. It would be a great addition to our Tech Tips section.


Martin
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Re: 1954 3604 - How do you ? - Original Hubcaps on Dexstar 16" x 6" Rims [Re: Dusty53] #1311814
Fri May 24 2019 05:11 PM
Fri May 24 2019 05:11 PM
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Gord&Fran  Offline
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Mill Bay, BC, Canada
Hi Martin,

I re-posted it last night here: https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...e-vintage-hubcaps-fit-modern-wheels.html

Tech tip? Well, it's just one solution to a problem as Mother.Trucker wrote above.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed

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