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hubcaps
#976828 Sun Oct 06 2013 10:13 AM
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eyell Offline OP
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is there a way to positively tell the difference between reproduction hubcaps and the original ones. From my 1941 chevrolet pickup.

Re: hubcaps
eyell #976956 Mon Oct 07 2013 02:01 AM
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The original hubcap will have an outer skin crimped over the
inner actual hubcap. The reproduction hubcaps are only one layer.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: hubcaps
eyell #977053 Mon Oct 07 2013 05:37 PM
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Not true, my repros have an outer skin crimped over the inner cap as well.


1946 GMC Pickup - S-10 Frame, 455 Buick, TH400, original patina.

My 46 GMC on Photobucket
Re: hubcaps
eyell #977237 Tue Oct 08 2013 01:09 PM
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All the originals I've seen have the letters BLC stamped on the inside cap, which was probably the vendor GM sourced them from. Some have Made In USA along with the BLC mark.

Re: hubcaps
eyell #977246 Tue Oct 08 2013 01:51 PM
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Must be different than the AD caps then. The four repops that I
bought from Chevy Duty for my 50, 3600 were all single layer.
I'll try to post a couple of pictures later.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/152778730
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/152778731

I don't have an example of the Art Deco hubcaps so you obviously
have a better handle on the earlier reproduction hubcaps than I
do. Sorry for misleading the group.

How's it goin' Bob, anything new going on in your shop???

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Last edited by Denny Graham; Tue Oct 08 2013 02:05 PM.
Re: hubcaps
Denny Graham #977293 Tue Oct 08 2013 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Denny Graham
Must be different than the AD caps then. The four repops that I
bought from Chevy Duty for my 50, 3600 were all single layer.
I'll try to post a couple of pictures later.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/152778730
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/152778731

I don't have an example of the Art Deco hubcaps so you obviously
have a better handle on the earlier reproduction hubcaps than I
do. Sorry for misleading the group.

How's it goin' Bob, anything new going on in your shop???

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL


All reproductions are not the same. I'm sure there are vendors that do it the cheap way and those that do it the right way. On this old stuff it's hard to know what you'll get.


1946 GMC Pickup - S-10 Frame, 455 Buick, TH400, original patina.

My 46 GMC on Photobucket
Re: hubcaps
eyell #977392 Wed Oct 09 2013 12:41 AM
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Hey there GMC, you wouldn't happen to have a picture of those
double layer reproduction hubcaps would you??? I'd like to add
that to my reference files.
Also it would be helpful to know where you got them from so the
next guy can get ones that are more like the original ones.
Thanks
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: hubcaps
eyell #984505 Fri Nov 08 2013 11:39 AM
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eyell Offline OP
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ok back to the hubcaps. does anyone know where i can find blue letter decals for a 1941 chevrolet pickup hubcap?

Re: hubcaps
Denny Graham #984570 Fri Nov 08 2013 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Denny Graham
Hey there GMC, you wouldn't happen to have a picture of those
double layer reproduction hubcaps would you??? I'd like to add
that to my reference files.
Also it would be helpful to know where you got them from so the
next guy can get ones that are more like the original ones.
Thanks
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL


I don't have a picture of the back side of them. I'll try to get a picture when I can get easier access to the truck.


1946 GMC Pickup - S-10 Frame, 455 Buick, TH400, original patina.

My 46 GMC on Photobucket
Re: hubcaps
eyell #984571 Fri Nov 08 2013 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by eyell
ok back to the hubcaps. does anyone know where i can find blue letter decals for a 1941 chevrolet pickup hubcap?


If you can take your hubcap to a local sign place they should easily be able to make you decals in the correct color. The letters on my hubcap are painted or something and I think most aftermarket ones are, so you may not find the vinyl letters from a vendor.


1946 GMC Pickup - S-10 Frame, 455 Buick, TH400, original patina.

My 46 GMC on Photobucket
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