HUBCAP # w14olds1979_2
This profile photo shows a 14 inch Oldsmobile hubcap made for Cutlass models from about 1979 to 1982. This design is a wire wheel type hubcap . The above gallery images show additional details of the stainless steel design of hubcap # w14olds1979_2 . Design details include an inner and outer set of crossing wires. The center hub is round and has a removable plastic Oldsmobile rocket emblem.
For this 1970’s and 1980’s Oldsmobile hubcap , the weight is heavy at about 6 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a carbon steel ring clip design. The back design has 14 small trapezoid holes in its back plate. Inventory quantity of hubcap # w14olds1979_2 is fine, and, even better, the quality is close to the best.
[ This design, hubcap # w14olds1979_2 has a removable center emblem; vs an alternate design w14olds1979_1 with a fixed emblem.]
BELOW [VERY BOTTOM OF PAGE] IS A DISCUSSION ON LOCK SYSTEM, IF INTERESTED.
[ And, there are additional variations, where both the emblem and emblem holder vary; and also the emblem is not a Oldsmobile car manufacturer. These variations, for reference information, are as follows.
BUICK 1st Hubcap # w14buic1979_2
2cd Hubcap # w14buic1979_3
PONTIAC 3rd Hubcap # w14pont1979_2
4th Hubcap # w14pont1979_3
CHEVROLET 5th Hubcap # w14chev1980_5
6th Hubcap # w14chev1980_8 .]
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.
NEXT, THE LOCK DISCUSSION
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.