HUBCAP # w15cady1975_2
This photo shows a 15 inch Cadillac hubcap for several Cadillac models in about 1975 thru 1984. It is a wire wheel type hubcap design. This product is hubcap # w15cady1975_2 . Design details include a nice stainless steel design as shown in the photo gallery. The wires are the usual crossing style for both the outer longer wires and the inner shorter wires. The center area has a fairly large hub with a flat chrome top surface. The center has a large removable attachment of a Cadillac shield emblem. [Caution … this removable attachment often breaks when the attachment is removed.]
For this 1970’s and 1980’s Cadillac hubcap , the weight is heavy at about 8 pounds each. The wheel attachment method is a steel ring with a multi-point clip design.
Inventory quantity is NOW ZERO. See note below if you need a set of 4.
[Three different designs, with the same visual outer appearance exist of this basic design …. w15cady1975_1, _2, and _3. The difference is in the details of emblem attachment and locking hardware to reduce theft potential. This design, w15cady1975_2, has a removable center emblem and a center lock potential …. but we have no locking hardware and hence do not include any locking hardware. See each product page images for back side appearance details.] The locking NOTE below should also be considered.
So, if your willing to not have any locking use [typical case], you can buy any combination of the three following options to make a nice set of 4. If you desire a locking ability then _2 (this design) and _3 are options to consider.
Hubcap # w15cady1975_1 , inventory now is now less than 4.
This design, hubcap # w15cady1975_2 , inventory now at ZERO.
Hubcap # w15cady1975_3 , inventory now at 4.
All are basically a great 15 inch Cadillac hubcap supply.
NOTE Many owners find the locking hardware, under a center removable insert, 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. [And, the this removable insert / attachment often breaks when removed …try lifting from right side of emblem to avoid such breakage.]
And, a second option is locking via holes near the outer rim. We can’t guide you any on that design.
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.