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ncjdlj
11-06-2009, 01:03 AM
Were wire wheel covers ever available for the '64 Daytona Hardtop? If so, does anyone know where I can find a picture? Thanks for your help!

Don Juday
LaGrange Park, IL
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1953 Land Cruiser
1964 Daytona Hardtop

2R5
11-06-2009, 06:28 AM
They were available for the '66 Daytona.



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barnlark
11-06-2009, 06:47 AM
Members here have better photo examples, but here are two original, dirty ones:

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53k
11-06-2009, 07:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by ncjdlj

Were wire wheel covers ever available for the '64 Daytona Hardtop? If so, does anyone know where I can find a picture? Thanks for your help!

They were a late '64 on accessory. Here are a couple pix from when I had them on an Avanti. They are very sharp looking, but pretty tricky to mount. They have no hole for a valve stem so you have to use very short valve stems.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Wire%20Wheel%20Covers/8-Cover%20snapped%20in%20place.JPG
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Wire%20Wheel%20Covers/9-on%20the%20car.JPG




Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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candbstudebakers
11-06-2009, 10:09 AM
Paul did they go with the Avanti? are they the ones I sold you ? hard to come by...Bob

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Roscomacaw
11-06-2009, 11:27 AM
No disrespect, Paul, but I always thought they were chincy-looking. WAY too few wires to even suggest a real wire wheel.[B)]

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JDP
11-06-2009, 12:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 53k


quote:Originally posted by ncjdlj

Were wire wheel covers ever available for the '64 Daytona Hardtop? If so, does anyone know where I can find a picture? Thanks for your help!

They were a late '64 on accessory. Here are a couple pix from when I had them on an Avanti. They are very sharp looking, but pretty tricky to mount. They have no hole for a valve stem so you have to use very short valve stems.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Wire%20Wheel%20Covers/8-Cover%20snapped%20in%20place.JPG
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Wire%20Wheel%20Covers/9-on%20the%20car.JPG




Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%20broken%20circle.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20002.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20004.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20006.jpg


As I recall, you sold me a set because you thought you had to take them off to add air when in fact, they snap open.:)

JDP/Maryland

53k
11-06-2009, 01:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Paul did they go with the Avanti? are they the ones I sold you ? hard to come by...Bob
'Fraid so. I offered a $600 price reduction to keep them, but the buyer wanted them. However, when he showed the car at Palm Springs, he had regular covers on the car (???).
I had such a hard time coming up with the clips and the repro ones I found didn't work very well, so I in a weak moment I let the covers go with the car.




Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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mrjazzmillcreek
11-06-2009, 05:03 PM
I have a set of these wire wheel covers,they were notorious for coming of the wheel when driving,because of the 5 clip arrangement.I have had them panel bonder onto 15" trim rings which just snap onto the wheels like ordinary discs. I there fore have 20 NOS clips .for sale

Ray Martin