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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I've decided I'm not going to put my dog dish caps on my 15" steel wheels. For one, they won't fit, and I can't find a shop that can keep a 14" center section and make it into a 15" wheel. That would cost more than I want to spend too.

I like the idea of a plain black steel wheel (gloss black powdercoated) and either just chrome lug nuts or a simple chrome center cap. I've heard of "spider caps" which are supposed to be this way. Does anyone have a picture they could share, or at least describe what they look like?

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I don't have a picture, but most dealers of custom classic parts have them, such as speedway motors,moon,coker tire,etc. There are a few variations but most include a small domed center (that covers only the hub) and five tabs that go under your lugs to hold it on the wheel, others have fake lug sleeves or bullets that clip over the real lugs.
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go look at a police cruiser. They have just steel wheels with the lug/axle cover
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Thanks for the information guys. Okay, I know now what a "spider cap" is. I've seen them a lot, like you said, on police cruisers. That's the look I'm going for, but I didn't want anything that looked modern. I'll check out Moon, et al.

Shark, to let you know, one of my prized possessions is a vintage Masillon Tigers football t-shirt. It's orange with the tiger in an old-style helmet running with a football.

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Thanks for the information guys. Okay, I know now what a "spider cap" is. I've seen them a lot, like you said, on police cruisers. That's the look I'm going for, but I didn't want anything that looked modern. I'll check out Moon, et al.

Shark, to let you know, one of my prized possessions is a vintage Masillon Tigers football t-shirt. It's orange with the tiger in an old-style helmet running with a football.

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Have you checked with Stockton Wheel?

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/wheel_widening.htm

"Stockton Wheel cuts the center out of the steel wheels you provide, or the company will use its cores, when available. Often a center from a 14-inch rim can be used to build a 15-incher using Stockton's new outer wheel piece."
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Have you checked with Stockton Wheel?

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/wheel_widening.htm

"Stockton Wheel cuts the center out of the steel wheels you provide, or the company will use its cores, when available. Often a center from a 14-inch rim can be used to build a 15-incher using Stockton's new outer wheel piece."
Thanks. I'll check them out. I've checked with other good custom wheel shops, and you would have thought I had asked for them to make a wheel out of sytrofoam or something. They were trying to describe why it was impossible to keep the 14" center section and make the outer portion of the wheel a 15" diameter. I'll try again.
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