46-47 hubcaps

40indianssgmailcom40indianssgmailcom Posts: 140Senior Contributor
Do the "dog bowl" style hub caps attach to the inside of the wheel or over the bumps on the out side of the wheel center?  I am thinking of using 16" 'smoothie' aftermarket wheels for my 47 pickup.  As I have jaguar suspension it has the same bolt pattern dimensions as Chevrolet.  Therefore I think I wilI need to have clips if inside the wheel.  Photos of the front and back of a hubcap would be nice also.  Thanks for the info

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  • 40indianssgmailcom40indianssgmailcom Posts: 140Senior Contributor
    More questions.  Are these chrome or stainless?  Would stepdowns also work?  Thanx again
  • scar426scar426 Posts: 25Member
    clips on inside. I have crown vic wheels on my 57 and can't use the caps. 48 Chevy wheels with clips work for Chevy bolt pattern though. I can take photos in a bit for ya.
  • TomlewisTomlewis Posts: 11Member
    The hubcap itself has a chrome plated skin over a steel base.

    It fits over five clips on the original wheel.

    Tom
  • 40indianssgmailcom40indianssgmailcom Posts: 140Senior Contributor
    Any of the small hubcaps, any year in stainless?  Looks like the clips will work if the inside diameter is the same for the smoothie wheels.
  • 40indianssgmailcom40indianssgmailcom Posts: 140Senior Contributor
    Thanks for the photos.  That is the look I was thinking about with small cap and trim ring.  Looks good
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