HUBCAP # c15buic1977_7 This is a 15 inch Buick hubcap for 1976/79 cars.
This 1976/79 Buick hubcap is for Buick Estate Wagon and LeSabre models. It is a 15 inch Buick hubcap, and it is also our hubcap # c15buic1977_7. It is a nice all stainless steel design.
Design features include a narrow outer chrome ring around the very outer perimeter. Then the surface has 55 long radial ribs around the perimeter with a fairly large hub, with a plastic insert, in the center. The insert has a silver background and a colored “3-shield” emblem. Note that the first Buick emblem shield is red in color [vs some alternates discussed below].
For this 1976/79 Buick hubcap, the weight is 1.7 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a nice integral stainless steel multi-clip design.
The gallery images provide you with a view of the design, and details of the appearance and dimensions.
Our supply quantity, of this 15 inch Buick hubcap for 1976/79 time frame, is presently great. And, the quality of this supply is the very best. A nice 15 inch Buick hubcap design and supply.
[ALTERNATES There are three variations of this design where just the center emblem is varied.
This above design has an emblem with a silver background and first Buick shield is red.
One alternate emblem also has a silver background, but the first shield is silver. It is hubcap # c15buic1977_8 .
Another alternate has a black background, and the first shield is red. It is hubcap # c15buic1977_9 .]
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. The above product, the 1976/9 Buick hubcap, is an example of a metal design with a small plastic center.
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 https://hollanderinterchange.net/catalog/ .
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.