Wheel question

DocleeDoclee Posts: 47Member
There are these sheet metal rings mounted between the wheels and drums of my '50 C6. I would like to know what they are and if they are necessary, since they don't seem to be in very good condition. Any ideas?

Thanks again.


  • Courtesy ManCourtesy Man Posts: 244Expert Adviser
    Could they be wheel spacers to move the wheel further out from the drum? Would the wheel's tire rub the inner fender especially on the back wheels? These would be aluminum or steel and have wheel lug spacing to fit.

  • DocleeDoclee Posts: 47Member
    One of the HET members informs me that this is a dust shield. Don't know if it is a factory item or not, but given the number of aftermarket sexy bits on this car, I'm thinking some kind of J.C.Whitney shenanigans.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,026Member
    They are factory. I'll take a photo of one on a drum when I get home from work tonight.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,026Member

    A photo of front and rear.
  • trdrewtrdrew Posts: 33Member
    They are OEM. Shields to keep out water & dirt.
  • DocleeDoclee Posts: 47Member
    Where would I locate something like that? I'm not even sure what to call them in order to go looking.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,026Member
    I live in an area that doesn't get a lot of rain, so If it were mine, I wouldn't bother with them. Al Saffrahn in Arizona should have them, or possibly Jason at Vintage Coach (909)-823-9168
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