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    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel
    Not Studebaker, they were available aftermarket.

    JDP/Maryland
    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      Thanks John. Does anyone you know if they were offered as optional equipment by other car makers?

      Richard Quinn
      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review
      Richard Quinn
      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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      • #4
        The center doesn't appear as pointed as the Stude version.

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        • #5
          Richard I saw a set years ago that were smaller then 15 inch at a fella that collects wheel covers he told me that they were off a Comet , at least thats what he thought .

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          • #6
            How mangled was the nos box? Did it have a Studebaker logo on it? I would think that clue might hold the answer. If both 14" and 15" options were on the box, perhaps the original vendor offered them for earlier cars since they were supposed to be new technology and not simply decorative. The parts books were all '59 and up, so they wouldn't list them, but maybe they had them at the parts counter?
            If 14s were offered I would think we would have heard about them by now, though, right? Unless they just didn't sell well to the 14" Studebaker crowd.
            The rings around the center point are different than any of the Studebaker 15" that I've seen, however. If no Studebaker logo was present on the box, I agree with John. That design difference in the center is enough to spell aftermarket, or another marque's option.

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            • #7
              If you want to approximate the look, I always thought the 1960 T-bird covers would work. Not quite the same cut outs but look a lot like them. Im not sure if they came both 14" and 15" though. But I think they were optional for galaxies to in 59/60.

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              • #8
                Were those right and left, or the same for all, Ted?

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by 2R5

                  Richard I saw a set years ago that were smaller then 15 inch at a fella that collects wheel covers he told me that they were off a Comet
                  YES! That's exactly right! I hadn't thought about it in years, but I remember a neighbor with a '63 Comet S-coupe that had those wheel covers. Wow!

                  Mr. Quinn, since these are obviously for a Ford product and therefore worthless, I will happily take them off your hands to make room for genuine Studebaker parts. I'll even cover the cost of shipping so you're not out-of-pocket


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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by barnlark

                    Were those right and left, or the same for all, Ted?
                    If you'll look closely at Richard's picture, you'll get your answer. [)]

                    John

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                    • #11
                      I have two of them that were on a Triumph Spitfire I bought several years ago. Mine are 13" NT


                      Neil Thornton
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                      • #12
                        I've had one of these in my hands awhile back. They seemed to strike me as being of a lighter gage than the Stude units. Of course, this was at an open swap meet, so I didn't have a real stude one to compare it to. As has been mentioned, the center difference is the giveaway.
                        Interesting to see that these too, have lefts and rights.


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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by barnlark

                          Were those right and left, or the same for all, Ted?
                          From what I can tell by the pictures I can find they all are the same direction.
                          But at least they have no brand markings so would work on any kind of car

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Johnnywiffer
                            If you'll look closely at Richard's picture, you'll get your answer. [)]

                            Sigh...Ted only has one T-bird cap in his photo, that's why I asked Ted about that one. Two years ago I found a full set of right and left Stude air-flo caps in a trunk. A fifth had a crunched center. Pretty cool caps.

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