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Old 05-19-2010, 06:47 PM
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Jed good stuff and great story about the 58 hubcaps. When they arrive please take pixs so I can see what they actually looked like in the day. The price was certainly conducive
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[quote=frank58;44958]Are you saying you bought a set of '58 hubcaps for $20. ????quote]

Yup, sure did! $20 buck for all 3. 15 years ago I paid $50 a piece for a set of 4. I spun a cap or two off into the ditch or median a few times until I learned to file V-grooves in the lock grips. Haven't spun a cap since. But then I don't really ever drive the Bird too often these days.

I think it was in '96 or '97 while I was spinning caps off the Bird, my wife was driving a '65 Mustang and she spun one off and lost it. I always found my caps in the ditch, but then I probably spent more time looking in the ditch until I found it then she did. She came home crying about her lost hubcap. I recall it must have been our anniversary or maybe her birthday that was just around the corner. So I surprised her with one hubcap for her gift. I hid the hubcap under her pillow and filled the hubcap with a new sexy lingerie ensemble. She was wondering why I hadn't got her a gift until she went to bed that evening. The story ends with all happy including the Mustang that got to wear the new hubcap.

I won't even start the story of her running that '65 out of gas on top of the Thomas High Bridge crossing over the LA harbor from Long Beach to San Pedro. However I will say that all of the toll booth workers on the bridge were thoroughly entertained.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:07 PM
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Great story... I also paid $50.00 each for a set of 4 about 3 years ago. Thats interesting about the grooves... i dont suppose you have a pic? sounds like a good tip for everyone.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:33 AM
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Thats interesting about the grooves... i dont suppose you have a pic? sounds like a good tip for everyone.
Frank, Sorry no pic to show, but make the grooves into the hubcap lock tabs by using a triangle file. File the grooves down about 1/8" - 3/16" deep so you are creating teeth into the metal tabs that will grip into the painted steel of the wheel.
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