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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 09:14 PM
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So on this caddy that I don't own yet. It's got these 20's that I don't have any interest in.

I was wondering if anybody on here had - or has pics of a 94-6 FW that's rollin on old school CADDY hubcaps. I've seen some from the 50's through the 70's that I thought would be worth a shot. Not one year in particular, just various ones I have seen throught my life at car shows and whatnot.

Anyways, I was figuring on dumping those 20's in favor of something cheapish - like 15's and was wondering if anybody else had pics of this idea, since I'm sure it's not a new one.

You guys know what I'm talking about, right?

Anyways, I'm the suck at photoshop, so even if somebody could try that and put a good looking set on a black caddy for me, I'd be most appreciative.

Thanks guys,
J
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 06:30 AM
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I have seen several 1993 Fleetwoods that came with the locking wire wheel covers:







These are the wire covers that came on the 1987-1993 Fleetwoods for 15 inch wheels.
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 09:26 AM
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Thanks, but I wasn't really thinking about wires. I was thinking something along the lines of solid, old, yet classy looking - yet could be easily - VERY EASILY kept clean.
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 11:12 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by BewbZowt ( + Y + ):
Thanks, but I wasn't really thinking about wires. I was thinking something along the lines of solid, old, yet classy looking - yet could be easily - VERY EASILY kept clean.
Ralph did that with his, steels and older Cadillac hubaps, in conjunction with wider 15" tires.

When he had them on his black one:



And then on the green one:




Something similar, but with OEM-like tires that are a little taller or have a whitewall or plain blackwall would look great--and still OEM.
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 04:46 PM
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If I had mine to do over, I'd use the repro '53 Cadillac wire wheels on wide whitewall radials. I was afraid of it being too "pimp", but hell, I get all those jokes anyway, so what's the difference. I'd like it better--except for keeping them clean!

You have to be careful with that idea. Some 50's Cadillac full wheelcovers attach funny with clips, or they just don't look right on modern wheels. There could potentially be an issue with rubbing on the fender skirts with a big old hubcap sticking out, too.

Some early 50's - back Cads had dog dish type hubcaps, but I would test them out on whatever wheels you get before I'd assume they would fit the circumfrence of the hub. Also, you'd have to use some kind of truck steel wheels from the get-go, because Caprices with this bolt pattern generally don't have the bumps for any small hubcaps.

Also, these cars are pretty fancy, so you need to find a middle ground between too much razzle-dazzle, and something that makes it look like a POS out of the junkyard. I think Fleetwoods are pretty hard to make look right, because they don't accept some of the same treatments as a Caprice will and still look right. Also, beyond the weirdo's around here, they have a stigma with normal people (I'll let you figure out what that is), so you're walking a fine line looking good, or looking way wrong.
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 05:20 PM
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i like these
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 07:04 PM
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I think I've got a picture at home of a flatblack FW with red steelies. I'll look for it.
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 07:23 PM
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Oh yeah what happened to that dude... I thought I had that pic but I don't...
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 01:39 AM
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Here ya go.



post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 08:59 AM
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Wow, never thought I would see the flat black rat-rod look on a Fleetwood... bleh
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