HUBCAP # w14buic1990_2

$ 40.00 EACH

Featuring a 1990/6 Buick wire hubcap of 14 inch size.  The chrome hub, of this wire wheel hubcap, has a removable black emblem with a 3-shield Buick symbol.  The crossing wire layout presents a slopping wire effect.    Hollander number is 1118B.   Hubcap # w14buic1990_2.

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profile view of hubcap # w14buic1990_2This photo shows a 14 inch Buick wire hubcap for 1990/6 cars.

This 1990/6 Buick wire hubcap is for Buick Skylark and Century models.  It is a 14 inch Buick wire hubcap, and it is also our hubcap # w14buic1990_2.  The above gallery of images show the details of this stainless steel, wire wheel hubcap design.

Design details include crossing wires on the outside and shorter crossing wires that are recessed, all placed around the perimeter.  The center hub top has a flat insert holder with an octagon OD and an circular ID.  The emblem center is a removable insert with a colored “3-shield”  emblem.

For this 1990/6 Buick wire hubcap, the weight is 2.7 pounds each.  The wheel attachment method is with 3 “s” clip design.  There is no back plate, but a gasket exists on the inside of the outer rim.

Our supply quantity, of this 14 inch wire hubcap for 1990/6 time frame, is high.   And, the quality of this supply is great.   A nice 14 inch Buick wire wheel design.

{  A detail comparison of 5 similar designs (and inventory comments) follows (also see images) to assure a design understanding .

First, hubcap # w14buic1986_1 ……..a) inner steel back center b) 5 clips c) rounded/sloped octagon hub d) rounded rim e) no rim gasket f) quantity low /  quality great.

Second, hubcap # w14buic1986_2 ……..a) inner steel back center b) 5 clips c) flat octagon hub d) creased rim e) no rim gasket f) quantity ok / quality very good.

Third, hubcap # w14buic1986_3 ……. .a) inner steel back center b) 5 clips c) rounded/sloped octagon hub d) rounded rim e) no rim gasket f) quantity low /  quality great.

Fourth, hubcap # w14buic1990_1 ……..a) plastic back center b) 3 clips c) rounded/sloped octagon hub d) round rim e) gasket on inner rim  f) quantity NOW ZERO.

Fifth, this design, hubcap # w14buic1990_2 ……..a) plastic back center b) 3 clips c) flat octagon hub d) creased rim e) gasket on inner rim  f) quantity high / quality great .}

[We do not have any locking hardware (for any of these designs), sometimes used with a removable insert, to help minimize hubcap theft.]


So this original design had a lock ability to minimize theft.   But a lock hardware supply was not necessarily actually in the sale.  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.  Hollander has many useful catalogs on cars  …  visit them at   .

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.   For instance, the above product, the 1990/6 Buick wire hubcap, is an example of a wire wheel hubcap design.

Additional information

Weight2.7 lbs
Dimensions16 × 16 × 8 in


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