Hub Cap spring clips

35 Terraplane35 Terraplane Posts: 219Senior Contributor
Does anyone have a source for the spring clips and rivets that hold the hub cap on the rim?

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  • dholckdholck Posts: 122Expert Adviser
    I think a good wheel repair shop should be able to help you.  I have one of those 4-lug artillery wheels (for the spare) to pick up from powder coating right now!  I talked with a wheel shop and was almost in a position to tell you something definitive, but ...one clip was missing from my wheel, and I had another wheel that had only one good clip, so I transplanted that one instead.  We just attached it with a regular pop rivet tool and then used a punch to make a divot in the clip for the other hole.  I also thought about how I could attach it with a little bolt; the back side of the wheel you don't see, and the front side is hidden by the hubcap. 
    I wonder if some of these Chevy clips might not work?
     https://www.tuckersparts.com/Hub-Cap-Clips.html

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Chevy-GMC-1-2-Ton-Truck-Hubcap-Hub-Cap-Wheel-Clip-1937-1960-/352322526574
  • 35 Terraplane35 Terraplane Posts: 219Senior Contributor
    Thanks for the links.  The Chevy clips looks almost the same shape and may work.  If I go that route I'll report back.
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