HUBCAP # w15buic1993_1 This photo shows a 15 inch Buick wire hubcap for 1993/9 cars.
This 1993/9 Buick wire hubcap is for Buick LeSabre, Park Avenue, Regal and Roadmaster models. It is a 15 inch Buick wire hubcap, and it is also our hubcap # w15buic1993_1. The above gallery of images show the wire wheel hubcap details of this stainless steel and plastic design.
Design details include angled wires on the outside and shorter angled wires that are on the inner side, all placed around the perimeter to give a nice appearance of crossing wires. A large smooth chrome center piece has, at its center, a removable insert with a “3-shield” emblem.
For this 1993/9 Buick wire hubcap, the weight is 4.0 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a 3 point “s” clip design. The back structure is plastic.
Our supply quantity, of this 15 inch Buick wire hubcap for 1993/9 time frame, is very low. However, the quality of this supply is is very good. An attractive Buick wire wheel hubcap design.
[Locking hardware components are not included in this supply. Such hardware (again, not included) is an original option, used in combination with a removable emblem insert, to reduce potential for hubcap theft.]
A LOCK SYSTEM DISCUSSION, if interested
So this original design had a lock ability to minimize theft. But a lock hardware supply was not necessarily actually on the original hubcaps. 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, under a removable center insert, inconvenient. The steps to use the locking hardware are as follows. The hardware consists of a bracket and locking nut for each hubcap. 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]. Lastly, attach the insert to complete the task. Do the reverse to remove the hubcap. However, remember, this locking bolt (typically) requires a special wrench 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 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. The above product, the 1993/9 Buick wire hubcap, is an example of a wire wheel hubcap design.