HUBCAP # w14ford1981_4 This photo shows a 14 inch Ford wire hubcap for 1983/4 cars.
This 1983/4 Ford wire hubcap is a wire wheel type hubcap design for Capri, Fairmont, Mustang, Zephyr, and other models. This product is hubcap # w14ford1981_4. The above gallery of images show the details of this nice stainless steel, wire wheel design.
Following are design details. Design details include long wires around the perimeter that are in pairs and set at a small angle; while in the back ground are short crossing wires. In the center hub area is an octagon holder for a removable insert. This insert includes a black emblem that has a Ford ‘one line’ symbol.
For this 1983/4 Ford wire hubcap, the weight is 4.6 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a nice stainless steel multi-clip design. There is also a back plate with 14 small oval holes.
Our supply quantity, of this 14 inch Ford wire hubcap for 1983/4 time frame, is fine. And, the quality of this supply is the very best. An attractive wire wheel type hubcap design.
[ Five variations of this basic design (with center changes) are listed below, including this design.
1st hubcap # w14ford1981_1 w black Marquis ctr.; no lock ability low quantity
2cd hubcap # w14ford1981_2 w maroon Marquis ctr,; lock ability quantity fine
3rd hubcap # w14ford1981_3 w black circle/bar ctr.; no lock ability low quantity
4th THIS DESIGN, hubcap # w14ford1981_4 w black circle/bar ctr,; lock ability quantity fine
5th hubcap # w14ford1981_5 w T-Bird ctr.; no lock ability.] quantity fine
DISCUSSION ON LOCK SYSTEM / SCOPE [if interested]
So this original design had a lock ability to minimize theft. But a lock hardware supply was not necessarily actually with the hubcap supply. 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 Article. And under this article, more specific discussions include the following.
1 For the word “Hubcap”, a history and a definition article . This covers an interesting discussion of how hubcaps started out as an all metal construction that later transitioned to partial metal and plastic and then all plastic.
2 Hubcap Identification Systems discussion. This covers the classic Hollander Numbering system and the newer Hubcap Hilton Numbering system. Hollander has many useful catalogs on cars … visit them at https://hollanderinterchange.net/catalog/ .
3 And finally, Hubcap Features …. which covers several features. This includes full size hubcap designs, wire wheel hubcap designs, various attachment (hubcap to wheel) designs, trim rings, and locking hardware.