Various Wheel Covers-Headed For The Trash

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Various Wheel Covers-Headed For The Trash

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Post by desertdave55 » 30 Nov 2011, 01:26

Three 69-73 Wire Spoke

Four completely beat-up 71-73 XR7

Two 68 wheel covers.
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Post by tmh » 30 Nov 2011, 06:46

Would those XR-7 caps work with other rims? My wheels have spinners that I think look sorta silly, I've been wanting to replace them with Cougar-specific caps. But I assume that they're not plug-and-play such that they'd work with my wheels. If there's a way that they would, I'd love the caps.
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by desertdave55 » 30 Nov 2011, 23:30

I don't recall how those XR7 caps are affixed to the hub. I'll dig them back out in the next day or two and take a closer look, along with some measurements. I'll keep you posted!

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Post by 428cougarguy » 01 Dec 2011, 00:43

Those wire wheel covers were used from 1970 to 1973. Not available in 1969. There are a really heavy wheel cover, high quality, and the spokes are real metal - not plastic. Originally these wheel covers cost almost as much as the styled steel wheels! I personally don't care too much for them, but they do look classy, especially with white wall tires.

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Post by desertdave55 » 01 Dec 2011, 01:26

Appreciate the clarification on the non-69. http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/69wirecap.html is what I used for reference, and it's listed as D0WY-1130-D, I guess WCCC is allowed a mistake here and there! Now that you mention it, yeah, those covers are quite heavy. I may have to weigh one just to see how hefty they really are!

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Post by desertdave55 » 03 Dec 2011, 01:16

Interesting.......
70-73 Cougar Wire Wheel Cover: 4 lbs-13.5 ounces
67-68 Cougar Wire Wheel Cover: 2 lbs-13.5 ounces
67-68 Cougar Std Wheel Cover: 1 lbs-13 ounces

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Post by 428cougarguy » 06 Dec 2011, 18:07

Hey Dave, I would be interested in the wire wheel covers if you don't have any takers yet. No rush, let me know what shipping costs would be to Chandler, Arizona, 85224. Thanks, Scott

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Post by tmh » 06 Dec 2011, 18:37

Did you happen to check if the center caps detach from the covers?
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by desertdave55 » 06 Dec 2011, 23:34

428cougarguy wrote:Hey Dave, I would be interested in the wire wheel covers if you don't have any takers yet. No rush, let me know what shipping costs would be to Chandler, Arizona, 85224. Thanks, Scott
Scott, you're the first to ask, so they're yours if the shipping doesn't scare you away! Having trouble finding a box big enough, I'll have to scrounge around at work tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

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Post by desertdave55 » 06 Dec 2011, 23:51

tmh wrote:Did you happen to check if the center caps detach from the covers?
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The hubs are all one piece, there's no separating the assembly pictured. It's just under five inches in diameter, so I doubt that would work for you. What about the Fenton hub sitting next to it? It's about 3.25 inches in diameter, wondering if that might be the proper size for your wheels? If so, might want to check around auto parts or off-road stores for some.
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