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What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
#1323343 Sun Aug 25 2019 01:46 AM
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Joe S. Offline OP
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Dear friends,

My '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels need hubcaps but checking the vendors offerings I do not know which ones will fit my wheels. In the pictures there seems to be bosses on the wheel the cap snaps over, Could anyone help with a model and vendor they have found fits these wheels?



Best regards,

Joe

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'49 3100 "Sweet Caroline" because the truck has fabulous curves .... like Caroline!
Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323383 Sun Aug 25 2019 12:32 PM
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Factory or reproduction AD hubcaps require retaining clips, it appears this wheel does not have them. Reproduction clips are available, installation requires you to locate, drill and attach them.

Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323412 Sun Aug 25 2019 03:39 PM
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Those wheels are likely from mid 60's trucks. The stock caps from that era vehicles would fit but would not be correct for your year.
Fred

Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323429 Sun Aug 25 2019 05:09 PM
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You could just go with B F Goodrich or Goodyear raised white letters without hubcaps and roll like old school NASCAR. I really like that look.

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Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323734 Tue Aug 27 2019 04:20 PM
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Call Jim Carter , he sells reproduction hubcaps to fit later model style of wheels.

Tim


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Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323764 Tue Aug 27 2019 08:18 PM
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I'm not trying to knock Carter, buy I bought a set of his repop hubcaps several years ago when I restored my 1940 truck. They are correct, and look very nice, and they also fit. BUT, the metal is so thin that no matter how gentle you try to be when installing them, you will dent them. I ultimately tried tapping with the palm of my hand and still dented them. Of course when you dent them putting them on, there's no way to get to the back side to pop the dent back out. So, you end up driving around with expensive dented hubcaps. I imagine that all of the reproductions are the same, and I'm not really sorry I bought mine, but I was very disappointed in the extremely thin metal.

Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323793 Wed Aug 28 2019 12:47 AM
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Definitely not stock, but I purchased a set of "poverty caps" at a swap meet that the seller claimed was off of a 71 Nova for my 15 inch wheels styled like that. Pretty cool baby moons with little Chevrolet emblems on them , and the uneducated public assumes they are stock. I think they are a 10 1/4" diameter.

Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323814 Wed Aug 28 2019 03:20 AM
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I doubt that the "poverty caps" or "baby moons" would fit with a long spindle as shown in the OP's pix.

There was a discussion recently about this; https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread.../true/re-hubcap-dilemna.html#Post1296622

and here: https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...h/true/new-wheels-tires.html#Post1294628

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Wed Aug 28 2019 03:31 AM.

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Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323857 Wed Aug 28 2019 03:42 PM
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Thank you for all the great answers.

Hubcaps.com have 10-1/2 dia nova hubcaps that are raised which may accommodate the hub.

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'49 3100 "Sweet Caroline" because the truck has fabulous curves .... like Caroline!
Re: What Hubcaps will fit my '49 3100 15" 6 bolt wheels?
Joe S. #1323913 Thu Aug 29 2019 12:03 AM
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Can confirm these poverty caps (Nova so I've heard) fit my 15 inch 6 lug rims like those pictured in original post. Front hubs no problem. thumbs_up
[img][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/450/31990757985_b1623d9f33_c.jpg[/img]cap on by Skooter Pics, on Flickr[/img]

https://live.staticflickr.com/450/31990757985_b1623d9f33_c.jpg

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