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  • 1). Modern Materials In Hubcaps And Wheel Covers  By : Phil Sollecito
    Our father’s and grandfathers’ wheel covers were gleaming orbs of chrome plated steel, glittering wire spoke patterns, or flat chrome Frisbee look-alikes. Before 1980, chrome plated steel was the only material light and strong enough to do the job. Unfortunately, plated steel thin and light enough for hubcaps was easily dented, and if scratched or driven in winter, i.
    Article Related to: hubcaps, wheel covers, chrome, plastic, steel, simulators

  • 3). Hubcaps Or Wheel Covers, What’s In A Name?  By : Phil Sollecito
    Cars and trucks built before about 1935 came on wire spoke wheels with small metal caps installed to seal the wheel hub on the axle. Those early "HUBcaps" were smaller than 3" in diameter, made of heavy gauge plated steel hammered onto the hub of the wheel. Their main function was to keep dirt out of the spindle nut and the wheel bearings. In the 1930s, automobiles transitioned from mere modes of transportation to statements of status and style.
    Article Related to: hubcaps, wheel covers, chrome, steel wheel


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