HUBCAP # w14pont1979_3
This photo shows a 14 inch Pontiac hubcap made for Grand Prix, Le Mans, Ventura and Phoenix models from roughly 1977 thru 1981. This is hubcap # w14pont1979_3 . The above gallery of images show the details of this nice stainless steel, wire wheel type hubcap design. Design details include crossing wires around the perimeter. In the center is an octagon hub which has a fixed red Pontiac arrow emblem.
For this 1970’s and 1980’s Pontiac hubcap , the weight is about 6 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a carbon steel ring clip design. The back plate has 14 small [1.0″ x 0.5″] trapezoid holes.
Inventory is good in quantity, and the quality is the very best for this attractive design. A nice 14 inch Pontiac hubcap supply.
[ An alternate design, hubcap # w14pont1979_2 , has a removable center emblem …see gallery for a comparison image.]
This particular design, hubcap # w14pont1979_3 , has a fixed emblem and hence no lock ability.
[ And, there are additional variations, where both the emblem and emblem holder vary; and also the emblem is not a Pontiac car manufacturer. These variations, for reference information, are as follows.
1st Hubcap # w14buic1979_2
2cd Hubcap # w14buic1979_3
3rd Hubcap # w14chev1980_5
4th Hubcap # w14chev1980_8
5th Hubcap # w14olds1979_1
6th Hubcap # w14olds1979_2 .]
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.