HUBCAP # w14olds1984_1
This group photo shows a 14 inch Oldsmobile hubcap . The design is a wire wheel type hubcap , likely made for Ciera models from about 1983 to 1986. The above gallery images show further details of the stainless steel design we call hubcap # w14olds1984_1 . Design details include an inner and outer set of crossing wires. The center hub is round, and flat at the top. The hub has a removable plastic Oldsmobile crest emblem.
For this 1980’s Oldsmobile hubcap , the weight is heavy at about 5.5 pounds. The wheel attachment method is a carbon steel ring clip design. There is no back plate.
The quality of hubcap # w14olds1984_1 is the very best and we have a good inventory.
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.