HUBCAP # w13olds1983_7

$ 36.00 EACH

This is a wire wheel type hubcap .  It is a 13 inch Oldsmobile hubcap used on models in 1982 thru 1986.  Hence, a nice 1980’s Oldsmobile hubcap.  Hollander interchange number is 4083.  Hubcap # w13olds1983_7 .

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This  photo is of a 13 inch Oldsmobile hubcap made for Omega , Ciera, and Firenza models from roughly 1982 thru 1986.  The above gallery images show further details of this nice stainless steel, wire wheel type hubcap design.  Hubcap # w13olds1983_7 details include crossing wires around the perimeter.  The center hub has an insert holder with a round OD and ID; and has a removable plastic insert with a colored Oldsmobile crest  emblem.

For this 1980’s Oldsmobile hubcap ,  the weight is about 5.3 pounds.  The wheel attachment method is a carbon steel ring clip design.  The design has no back plate .  Inventory for this attractive design is of the highest quality.

[ An alternate design, with a rocket emblem, is w13olds1985_1.  Both are nice wire wheel type hubcaps; and both are an attractive 13 inch Oldsmobile hubcap design.]

So this original design had a lock ability to minimize theft.   But a lock hardware supply was not necessarily actually supplied.  So, this wire wheel hubcap supply, for you, does not include locking hardware in the scope.  Nor do we have such locking hardware for this design….see NOTE below for more discussion on use of such hardware.

NOTE     Many owners find the locking hardware inconvenient.  First one typically installs a three prong carbon steel hardware (bracket) to the wheel under the wheel lug nuts.  Second, the hubcap is installed as normally done [but don’t install the center insert yet].  Third, insert the locking bolt thru the insert area and screw into the locking bracket  [which has a fixed nut in its design].   Last, attach the insert to complete the task.  Do the reverse to remove the hubcap.   However,  remember, this locking bolt (typically) requires a special wrench [not supplied] to tighten and loosen it.  [Theft becomes more unlikely.]  The challenge hence being access to such a special wrench and also keeping track of loose inserts and locking bolts during such efforts of simply changing a flat tire.

If you find any of the above discussion a bit confusing, a great general article is under Hubcap Data.  And, more specific discussions, in this article, include the following topics.

1   History and definition article on the word “Hubcap” .  The article covers an interesting discussion of how hubcaps started out as an all metal construction. That later transitioned to a partial metal and plastic designs.  And, then, an all plastic construction appeared.

2   Hubcap Identification Systems .  This article covers the classic Hollander Numbering system.  And the newer Hubcap Hilton Numbering system is also covered.

3   Hubcap Features .  This article covers several full size hubcap designs and wire wheel designs.  Also covered are various detail attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.

Additional information

Weight5.3 lbs
Dimensions15 × 15 × 7 in


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