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?
Last edited by Joe S.; Sun Aug 25 2019 01:48 AM. Reason: grammar, spelling
'49 3100 "Sweet Caroline" because the truck has fabulous curves .... like Caroline!
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.
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.