I am looking for a photo of wood spoke wheel covers that fit under the rim bolts and make the wood wheel look like a disc wheel. I do not want to screw them to my rims. Some people say they were put on to keep mud out of the spokes.
Tom; I think they were put on to dress-up/modernize the look of the car. They would not prevent mud from getting around the spokes as they are open to the inside, they only cover the outside of the wheel.
OK Thanks I still need photos. Someone was making them a while back I think
They do a great job of making your Ford look like a Chevy !
I'm sure if you do a google search you will find all sorts of photos and it only takes you a few seconds.
I have a set of them. I will try to get some pictures this weekend. Leon
Thank you Leon!!!!!!!!!
Do you remember where you got them old or new?
I tried a google search first and the thread given does not have exactly what I am looking for. thanks for the suggestions anyway.
Here's a set I have on my racer. Bought them along time ago early 80,s
Somewhere I remember reading that there's a specific washing machine where the bottom of the drum makes a great looking wheel cover. I always kind of wondered if there was a galvanized steel trash can lid that would look the part. Provenance is about right for some of the more interesting speedsters through history.
They are old. The set have the outside wheel covers and inside wheel covers.
Kent, love your race car.
That is one sharp looking racer Kent, would love to own one just like it someday !!!
I stand corrected, I see now that there were covers that fit to both sides. I only knew about the ones that go only on the out side. Cool!
Disc wheel covers came may ways. Some were one sided only. Some were two sided. Some cheap sets were nothing more than flat sheet metal, some nicer ones had a nice dish effect pressed or spun into them. I have seen some really nice ones with fancy centers that cover the standard hubs. Others even required taking the wood wheel apart and assembling the covers under the hub flange.
I have played with the idea of getting or making a set to use on my boat-tail. I have mixed feelings about the idea. I prefer the look of covers both inside and outside, especially on an open-wheel speedster. But I really don't like the idea of hiding the wood wheels inside the discs where I cannot check the condition of the spokes several time per year. I think something like that could look good on the car. But my wheels have all original wood, and as they age, age failure becomes more and more likely.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The one double sided set shown in the link above, the hole to check air looks like a good place to get dirt inside the covers.