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Re: Hard to find parts for 1 ton
52 Blue #1367794 Sun Jul 05 2020 12:33 AM
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Are there any after market manufacturer's for 17" wheel hub caps ? Or can originals even be restored ? Would hub caps from a 3/4 ton truck work or are the rims a smaller size ? Thanks again for passing along your expertise smile


1952 GMC 9430 (Family owned since new)
Re: Hard to find parts for 1 ton
52 Blue #1367812 Sun Jul 05 2020 03:32 AM
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I think 3/4 and 1 ton hubcaps are the same larger size, about 11 inches across.
I’ve seen both Chevy and GMC reproduction caps, the gmc are less common.
Finding the chrome gmc originals is rare
Originals are two parts, metal inside with a shiny cover on top.
If someone make a good reproduction please let me know

FYI I have a set of damaged original “chrome” GMC caps for a 1ton
Only one is in decent condition, the skin is polished stainless steel, I can take photos of it if someone needs a reference for what an original looks like.
-s

Re: Hard to find parts for 1 ton
52 Blue #1367936 Mon Jul 06 2020 11:32 AM
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Nice looking truck. I agree if the other side is as nice as the drivers side then you have a gem!
One of the first things I look at on these one tons is the running boards. You drivers side looks great.
With a little elbow grease, you might be surprised what you can do with that paint. Below is mine after a wash and some old turtle wax applied with a cheap buffer.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RQNDXU3q8KRXhdJd8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/s9cUFeH5uUSRas1K9

Enjoy your one ton!


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Re: Hard to find parts for 1 ton
John Milliman #1368065 Tue Jul 07 2020 01:54 AM
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I thought ChevyOfThe40s had “3/4” ton gmc and Chevy caps a while back
But they might not have been for 17inch rims I suppose
I didn’t order any
It may have been a different usual suspect parts website
But I wasn’t aware there was a smaller cap for the 3/4 ton which isn’t the 11incher caps I need.
So I guess my set of GMC polished stainless caps must be rare enough to repair
-s

Re: Hard to find parts for 1 ton
52 Blue #1368070 Tue Jul 07 2020 02:29 AM
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Jim Carter lists repop 3/4 & 1 Ton hub caps for both Chevy & GMC.
I don't have either size truck so have never ordered anything like that. I did buy a used 1/2 ton hub cap there last year and they did have a used 3/4 ton at that point.


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Re: Hard to find parts for 1 ton
52 Blue #1373278 Fri Aug 14 2020 05:07 AM
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Hi Dale: I've pretty much looked all over between Alberta and B.C. and only found 2 hub caps 1 stainless and 1 painted. I've checked out numerous farm yards and swap meets they are very hard to find. Mine were not to bad and with some gentle hammering I got them looking pretty good. I'll have to check my parts and may know somebody who has 1 or 2.


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