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Old 04-15-2021, 09:14 AM   #1
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To the "old timers" () here, Back in the 50's what year Caddy hub cap was the "one" to have, 15" Ford wheel??


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Old 04-15-2021, 11:51 AM   #2
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To the "old timers" () here, Back in the 50's what year Caddy hub cap was the "one" to have, 15" Ford wheel??


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Actually, there were TWO different Caddy hub caps that were popular with 'car' folks, especially the custom Merc guys. First below is the 1950-'52-ish "SOMBRERO" hub caps. Then secondly, there was the 'not quite as popular' 1957 Caddy caps, second picture below! DD


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Back in the 50's the '57 Caddy's I believe were the most popular (and most stolen) wheel covers.
I have one that the owner stamped his name in the outer rim to deter would be thieves.
The Sombrero's needed the correct wheel or to be modified in order to be used.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:11 AM   #4
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Depending on where you lived, just as popular were the mid-fifties Oldsmobile three spinner wheel covers.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:15 AM   #5
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Yep, It was Olds "Fiestas" and Dodge "Lancers" where I lived. Nobody I knew ever ran "Sombreros".
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