Author Topic: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed  (Read 3584 times)

Offline 1957biarritz

  • Posts: 8
  • Name: Tim Kirkegaard
1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:28:38 AM »
Hi
I am looking for good restorable hubcaps for 1937-1938 Cadillac

The large ones 15-16 inch in good restorable condition

Please help me finding  some

Panhead@mail.dk

Best Regards

Tim Kirkegaard
« Last Edit: October 13, 2012, 04:16:36 AM by 1957biarritz »

Offline Steve Passmore

  • Posts: 4820
  • Name: Steve Passmore
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 03:30:39 AM »
At the cost of restoration and chrome its sometimes cheaper to buy repro.
Steve

Offline 1957biarritz

  • Posts: 8
  • Name: Tim Kirkegaard
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 04:12:48 AM »
Thanks Passmore

But i have been searching and searching, and i could not find any repro

Do you know where to buy them

Any help appreciated

Here is a picture of the Hubcaps i need

Thanks  Tim
« Last Edit: October 13, 2012, 04:15:20 AM by 1957biarritz »

Offline Classic

  • Posts: 542
  • CLC # 474
    • CLC Member
      CLC Member #474
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 06:02:01 AM »
According to the 1937 authenticity manual (available from the CLC headquarters), there were both hub caps (smaller diameter) and accessory wheel discs (larger diameter) available for 1937.  I can't remember if I've ever seen the smaller ones on a car, but there is a picture in the authenticity manual.  The cars I've seen all have had the larger wheel discs.  Keep in mind there are 2 different larger wheel discs.  The 70 Series and below (5-stud wheels) have a 2" high mounting ring, whereas the 75-85 Series (6-stud wheels) have a 1.5" high mounting ring.  They are not interchangeable.  McVey's had the larger wheel discs.  Not sure if they still do.  It's worth giving them a call at  (913) 722-0707 .   Or contact them at http://www.mcveys.com/parts/pc/contact.asp.
Gene Menne
CLC #474

Offline 1957biarritz

  • Posts: 8
  • Name: Tim Kirkegaard
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 06:34:40 AM »
Thanks Classic
I have send them an email request
I will let you all know if they are still available

But i am still interested in buying some original wheel covers

Thanks  Tim

Offline Stinson

  • Posts: 806
    • CLC Member
      CLC Member #22330
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 08:29:29 PM »
I have a set of four large series hubcaps cleaned and ready for chrome plating. Minor work to be done to remove slight dents and repair some valve stem hole area. $400 the set. Offers considered - thank you.
Ty Stinson
CLC22330
« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 09:44:55 AM by Stinson »
Ty Stinson
'37 Cad 8519 Touring Sedan V12
CLC22330

Offline C.R. Patton II

  • 1939 LaSalle C4D
  • Posts: 1213
  • Motor City, Saguaro, Socal & Switzerland
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 08:16:34 AM »


Hello Tim

Glad to hear you are improving your Cadillac. There is a set on EBay now for $325.00
All good men own a Cadillac but great gentlemen drive a LaSalle. That is the consequence of success.

Offline 1957biarritz

  • Posts: 8
  • Name: Tim Kirkegaard
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 01:31:17 PM »
Hi All

Thanks for your help............

Anyone that knows the cost of chrome plating as i woould like the original ones

McVeys send me this fast answer



Hello Tim,

We do still offer 1937-38 Full Wheelcovers, 16" only. The cost is $217 each
(medallions not included, $55 each for medallions.) They are a special
order item, and take 4-6 weeks before delivery.
If you wish to order, we would need to know the series of your car to insure
proper fit. If your car is a V-16, we would be unable to provide the
wheelcovers you would need.

Thank you for your inquiry, let us know if we can help you further.

Regards,


McVey's Cadillac/LaSalle
5040 Antioch Ste E
Merriam, KS 66203
Phone: 913-722-0707
Fax: 913-722-1166

Offline 1957biarritz

  • Posts: 8
  • Name: Tim Kirkegaard
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 02:41:05 PM »

Hello Tim

Glad to hear you are improving your Cadillac. There is a set on EBay now for $325.00

Thanks for the Link to EBAY, but they are too rough for me

One of them is nice :-)

Offline 1957biarritz

  • Posts: 8
  • Name: Tim Kirkegaard
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 02:46:03 PM »
I have a set of four large series hubcaps cleaned and ready for chrome plating. Minor work to be done to remove slight dents and repair some valve stem hole area. $400 the set. Offers considered - thank you.
Ty Stinson
CLC22330


Thanks for the offer, but i look for some dent free if i can find any :-)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 12:26:02 PM by 1957biarritz »

Offline Stinson

  • Posts: 806
    • CLC Member
      CLC Member #22330
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 02:49:51 PM »
Hello Tim,
McVeys will sell you new covers and new medallions for a fixed price delivered to you in a few weeks.
I'm asking $400 for a set of original 16" wheel covers for the 70, 75, and 85 1937 big series. But a quote to me would cost $220 each by A.W. Custom Chrome. They do beautiful work but that would be $400 plus $880 for chrome and I don't have the medallions. Also, there is a rubber insert that should be included around the edge of each new cover from McVey's,
Hope this helps.
Ty Stinson
« Last Edit: October 19, 2012, 02:55:51 PM by Stinson »
Ty Stinson
'37 Cad 8519 Touring Sedan V12
CLC22330

Offline Steve Passmore

  • Posts: 4820
  • Name: Steve Passmore
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 02:58:59 PM »
I did say in the beginning its cheaper to buy the repros, you cannot get decent chrome done for the price of McVeys caps.  I would have yours in a heartbeat Ty if they were the smaller type.
Steve

Offline SB5332

  • Posts: 7
  • Name: RICH ALMETER
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 02:50:30 PM »
BIARRITZ,
 DID YOU GET THOSE HUBCAPS? I HAVE A NEW STAINLESS SET OF THE 3/4 ONES MADE AT TRICO IN THE TOOL AND DIE DIVISION.
RICH
716-662-0111

Offline Stinson

  • Posts: 806
    • CLC Member
      CLC Member #22330
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 08:59:57 PM »
I have a set of four large series hubcaps cleaned and ready for chrome plating. Minor work to be done to remove slight dents and repair some valve stem hole area. $400 the set. Offers considered - thank you.
Ty Stinson
CLC22330

Sold

Ty Stinson
'37 Cad 8519 Touring Sedan V12
CLC22330

Offline Thomas Lindholm CLC#13781

  • Posts: 102
    • CLC Member
      CLC Member #13781
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 04:21:59 PM »
I have a set of new reproduced hubcaps on my 1938 Series 75 and they are of very high quality, would be really hard to find anyone that can rechrome used hubcaps to this condition. Chrome job is proffesional
Thomas
Thomas Lindholm CLC#13781

Offline gpohls

  • Posts: 1
  • Name: Gustavo Pohls
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2017, 09:45:59 AM »
Hi guys,

I am new to this forum and this thread actually got me here because my Dad left me a 1938 Imperial Touring Cadillac Limousine....without hubcaps.

The car is in mint condition, except we never found hubcaps because my dad was very old school in looking for parts before the internet.

Can someone point me in the right direction where I can find reproduction hubcaps for this model?

Thanks

Offline Steve Passmore

  • Posts: 4820
  • Name: Steve Passmore
Re: 1937-38 Hub Caps needed
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2017, 12:30:58 PM »
It would seem even McVeys no longer stock them.
Steve