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    Just picked up a set of Aerostrut hubcaps from a guy who thought they were aftermarket hubcaps from the 60's. From the topics here I found that they are a Studebaker option. Just wanted to know what they are worth. I just bought em because I like the way they look, but if they are worth something and somebody can use em I might sell em rather than letting them hang on my wall. Thanks for the info.
    Oh and by the wat 3 are in pretty good shape, could use a good cleaning, and a few light rust spots, and one has been curbed, with one of the cross bars being broken but could probably be repaaired decently.

    http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc013498tu.jpg

  • #2
    They are not the Studebaker caps, maybe MOPAR ?

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    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
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    • #3
      JP are you sure? They look like Aerostruts to me. Here's what my parts book shows:



      Here's a Mopar:


      quote:Originally posted by JDP

      They are not the Studebaker caps, maybe MOPAR ?

      Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
      64 GT Hawk
      64 R2 4 speed Challenger
      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
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      • #4
        I could very well be mistaken. After my first post I looked them up in a old TW hub cap issue and they look very close. At first glance the struts looked too thick on your picture, but StudeBob can settle it for sure.

        Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
        64 GT Hawk
        64 R2 4 speed Challenger
        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
        53 Street rod
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          My manual shows the exacte cap on pg.418 under "Wheel hub covers & caps.It is listed as 1409-1G.There is a after-market available but the centre ribbing is more of a mesh than lines & they are a lot lighter metal.The manual covers 59-64 cars.
          I saw a set in Charlotte that were V G go fast for $250.

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          • #6
            Yes,

            They're Aerostruts. Pretty rare option, but a point of personal taste as far as worth goes. There's not many of them around because not many were sold when they were new!
            I suspect they might be a bit more well recieved nowdays, by "boomers" who see them as a flashback to the days when "spinner"-type covers were a hip sign of "COOL".[8D]
            Not being made of Stainless, as most Stude wheelcovers were, these tend to degrade over time. And given the stuff they're made of, restoration would be REALLY expensive![:0][:0][:0]
            I can't imagine what you'd be charged to rechrome a set of those - being as how the main disc is chromed steel and the center parts are chromed pot metal[V].
            Of course, if TWO people want them bad enough, the selling price will reflect the desire of the party that wanted them worst.[}]

            Just guessing - from what I've seen of late - if they're presentable - $300 OR MORE could be expected for a set of them.[]

            Miscreant at large.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President 2-dr
            1955 President State
            1951 Champion Biz cpe
            1963 Daytona project FS
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. I love the way they look so maybe they'll just spend time on my wall for now. Looks like I got pretty good deal on em either way. Thanks again for the replies.

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