: anything special about these hubcaps ??



steck
07-03-11, 09:32 PM
neighbour just dropped them off, said he had them for awhile...wondered if they worth a case of beer ?

i bet they will polish up nice..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/steck/IMG_2483.jpg


but i do like the originals too !


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/steck/IMG_2482.jpg



whatcha guys think ?

MoistCabbage
07-03-11, 09:47 PM
I never like "spokies" on pre '77 Cadillacs.

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 10:54 PM
those are 1976 optional wire discs for a deville/calais. a little TLC and they'll shape up nicely.

cadillac kevin
07-03-11, 11:01 PM
those spokes need some polishing and the emblems need new paint. I'd stay with the dog dish hubcaps. IMO simpler is better when it comes to caddy hubcaps.
I wouldnt pay a case of beer for them (unless it was nasty light) but I think a good quality 6 pack may be in order.
as for choosing which set, I'd take a pic with the current hubcaps, then I'd put the spokes on the car, take pics, put the pictures side by side and think about which one I liked more. when it comes down to it it is your car and your choice.

cadillac kevin
07-03-11, 11:02 PM
double post.

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 11:29 PM
I'm sure someone with a 76 Cad would like a set of those. They don't look dented.

sven914
07-04-11, 12:07 AM
I'd try them for a month to see if they add anything to the car. If not, sell them on eBay (they go for $49-$130, depending on condition) and get a set of these:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac7/sysgenss02/RF/RF1889-1.jpg

It's for a '74 Fleetwood and I believe was the first RWD hubcap to use the wreath.

robb257731
07-04-11, 09:01 AM
I like the ones you have on it now....love the wide whitewalls too!

steck
07-04-11, 11:53 AM
thx guys, i like the dog dish's too. thats why i posted...i may try them for a month and see, nice to have a back up set in storage...or good idea to flip them on ebay !

DouglasJRizzo
07-04-11, 03:24 PM
I'd try them for a month to see if they add anything to the car. If not, sell them on eBay (they go for $49-$130, depending on condition) and get a set of these:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac7/sysgenss02/RF/RF1889-1.jpg

It's for a '74 Fleetwood and I believe was the first RWD hubcap to use the wreath.

Optional "Turbine Vane" wheel disc. You are most correct - 1974 was 1st year. Standard on Fleetwood Talisman and Brougham D'Elegance, optional on Brougham and Limousines. Also, these were optional on DeVille/Calais WITHOUT the Wreath but the Crest was slightly larger. Same for '75. 1976 saw the use of "Argent" and Gloss black centers on these covers. They were also optional on Seville WITH the wreath and crest in 1976.

Eldorado had a specific wheel disc that was made to clear the larger brake calipers.

brougham
07-04-11, 06:28 PM
I like the plain tin hubcaps over the spoked ones.

DouglasJRizzo
07-04-11, 08:24 PM
neighbour just dropped them off, said he had them for awhile...wondered if they worth a case of beer ?

i bet they will polish up nice..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/steck/IMG_2483.jpg


but i do like the originals too !


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/steck/IMG_2482.jpg



whatcha guys think ?

I have to say that on a very formal looking car like this '73 Fleetwood, the standard disc really looks "correct" for it.

69Chateau
07-05-11, 02:23 PM
I switched to the "spokies" and like them better. But my car is a lot different than yours.

77415

Bro-Ham
07-05-11, 03:50 PM
Both are nice, the original look is so classically formal and Fleetwood-esque. :)

csbuckn
07-05-11, 03:56 PM
Now that I see the spokes on that style Caddy, They look nice too.

DouglasJRizzo
07-05-11, 07:44 PM
Nice 69. Chateau Mauve Firemist?

69Chateau
07-05-11, 10:37 PM
Yes sir, Chateau Mauve Firemist. And thank you!