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This post got me thinking about them again.

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Can you add them to stock 59 covers?

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Yes. That's what they are designed for.

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Yes. That's what they are designed for.

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Didn't know how hard it was to add the holes in covers without them, or is that how the factory (dealers??) did it?
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It's not that hard at all. I don't know if the kits come with a template but if they don't you can transfer the screw holes in the centers to a piece of paper and use that as a template. None of the hubcaps came with pre-drilled holes so either the dealer or the customer had to do it.

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It's not that hard at all. I don't know if the kits come with a template but if they don't you can transfer the screw holes in the centers to a piece of paper and use that as a template. None of the hubcaps came with pre-drilled holes so either the dealer or the customer had to do it.

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OK, thanks. Now I just have to decide if I want to drill holes in my original caps, or try to find another set.
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OK, thanks. Now I just have to decide if I want to drill holes in my original caps, or try to find another set.
I tried to look for caps that had a dented or scraped center since it was going to be covered up. They were usually cheaper than ones that were perfect. Of course I used to buy them for $1 or $2 a piece back then. Most of the people selling hubcaps had no idea what they fit. They just knew they weren't Chevy's.

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I tried to look for caps that had a dented or scraped center since it was going to be covered up. They were usually cheaper than ones that were perfect. Of course I used to buy them for $1 or $2 a piece back then. Most of the people selling hubcaps had no idea what they fit. They just knew they weren't Chevy's.

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I bet there is a set somewhere in dads basement, I mean the rest of his 60 is still there in the garage. Finding them?, that could take a month (or 6).
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Howard Prout was kind enough to give me a set of full sunburst caps that he bought from JC Whitney, years ago.
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Howard Prout was kind enough to give me a set of full sunburst caps that he bought from JC Whitney, years ago.
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Are they stainless steel? The reason I ask is that years ago I found a JC Whitney replacement sunburst hubcap but it was chrome plated. Strange. I might still have it.

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Roughly $60 each new - ouch - anyone have a cheap source?



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