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Mr34
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Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2020 7:34 pm    Post subject: Spare Wheel Covers

I have seen a few rods using the Rav 4 wheel covers (i think thats what they are) with the chrome outer rim, but i dont really like them.
It is really difficult to find a rear wheel cover for a 34 or 35 chev, because they were an option, not standard.
Are any early Ford/plymouth/anything wheel covers similar? Any one know where i can get one? You see them on Ebay on occasion in the US, but huge prices and then postage.... what d'yas reckon?
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Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject:

Try hunting down a pilot one !
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Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject:

I've got a mint '36 ford one , I've been contemplating taking a glass mould of it and sellin em. Would there be a market for them?

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Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2020 8:30 am    Post subject:

I think there would be, i never see any at swaps so thats a good indication that there are none about.
A good way of telling if something is due for aftermarket production is if you can feasibly manufacture it for less than original crappy ones are selling for. A good example is 34 Ford grilles.....
It also depends on market demand, how many people want 36 wheel covers? Can they be used on 33-38 fords also for example?
i know i want a 34 chev one though. damn i want a 34 chev one.....
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Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2020 3:05 pm    Post subject:

Jamie: if you pop that spare cover, put me down for at least 2. Gonna need some to cut down for cycle guards!!
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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2020 12:26 pm    Post subject:

peddro wrote:
Jamie: if you pop that spare cover, put me down for at least 2. Gonna need some to cut down for cycle guards!!



What do you mean guards?
I vaguely remeber seeing a set somewhere in my shed, must rember to put 'em back on one day
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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2020 1:14 pm    Post subject:

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What do you mean guards?


For the rectal inspection, of course!!

Who wants steel ones when ya gonna toss them in the shed anyway?
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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2020 3:13 pm    Post subject:

Yes I would be interested, Iím looking for a steel one to cut down for front gaurds on my pickup, but Fibreglass would OK .
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Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2020 4:07 pm    Post subject:

I bought some from Gerald Clancy that are a copy of the cut down 36 type
but I wouldn't recommend using them.
Problem is vibration at speed, you have to use a heavy mounting bracket ( that won't break after a week ) so then you have a lightweight guard hanging off a heavy bracket flapping around at speed, eventually causes problems.
Bloke in our club with a highboy A coupe bloody near killed him & his missus on the way to the Nat's when a rear guard let go and caught under the wheel.
There are steel types available, but not exactly like the 36.
Sorry to be so negative, but that's my experience.
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