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'68 F-250 hub caps on '66 F-250 with newer rims?

 
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:22 AM
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'68 F-250 hub caps on '66 F-250 with newer rims?

Thanks in advance for your help on this. I'm working on getting some era appropriate hub caps on my grandpa's 1966 F-250. I'm wondering if the following 1968 3/4 ton hub caps might work (see craigslist post below)? I know that they won't be totally original, but I just going for general 60's look.

As you can see, I've replaced the old split rims with Ford one-piece steel rims.
 
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:25 PM
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Your truck has 1967 and later "outie" wheels, so you will need "outie" hubcaps.

These stainless steel hubcaps were used on 1967/77 F250 2WD; F350 & Econoline, but 1967/69 hubcaps could be "innies" or "outies" because some 1967/69's came with "innie" wheels.
 
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:38 AM
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Thanks Bill. The seller just sent me this image of the backside of the hubcap. I assume this will work since it looks like an "outie". Am I correct?

 
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^ "Outie" hubcap. ^
 
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At this point with the newer bump style rims, you must go for the closest match bottlecap style 12" hubcap, not the closest year. The '68-'77 style cap just does not match the original styling of the '61-'66 F 250 cap, IMO, do not use them. I would use the 12" '75-'78 style used on some F 250's and Econolines. Here is a set on ebay ( Not mine ) that would look great on your truck ( they are correct 12" and made of old school steel and argent silver: same color used on '66 F 250 caps). NOS FORD TRUCK HUBCAP SET 1975 FORD TRUCK 75-77 FORD TRUCK VAN HUBCAPS D5UA-1130 | eBay There a bit pricey, but, IMO, worth it. They are hard to find. Possible the seller might deal a little on price. Since you don't have to spend a fortune on body work or paint on your truck, spend some money on getting the original look back. Believe me, with these caps, 99% of the public will think they are original to the truck. The other possibility is the '92 and newer aluminum Econoline 12" bottlecap hubcaps, much cheaper and more plentiful, but I prefer the older harder to find '75-'78 steel caps on your truck . I believe your truck is worth it.
 
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Thanks for your thoughts on the hubcaps. I called the seller this afternoon and he had already sold the set that I listed above, so I guess they were not meant to be with my truck.

I'm going to keep my eye out for the dog dish style caps that you recommended. There's a Ford only car yard run by an older guy south of Minneapolis that I might check out. He's hanging up his hat soon on the business and selling everything. He claims he has thousands of hub caps to choose from.

I'll keep you posted.
 
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Hey Paul,
Take a look at this post from HIO Silver on the 67-72 forums, particularly post #6. I've got the same caps that I'm planning to use on my 66, just wish I had his painting skill. I've got the later dog dish caps in stainless on my truck now. If you want, I can take a picture next time I'm out working on it.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...rt-number.html

I still haven't taken a trip to Joe's in Hastings. It might be a place that you can still get around in the winter, I think he has most of it stored in buildings and semi trailers.

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Wow! I don't know how HIO Silver did that detail work on those hubcaps. That's impressive.

Ok, for the time-being I picked up a set of newer dog dish Ford hubcaps over the lunch hour today. I prefer the look of the older 1970's ones, but for $25 these seemed to fit the bill for now.

Ideally, I'd like to find a a 1970's version that are polished stainless, not the dull argent. The original bottle caps on this rig were polished not argent.


 
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:41 PM
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I also need to get some stuff out of my garage so the truck doesn't look like this all winter.

 
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Originally Posted by rasmuspa View Post

Ok, for the time-being I picked up a set of newer dog dish Ford hubcaps over the lunch hour today. I prefer the look of the older 1970's ones, but for $25 these seemed to fit the bill for now.

Ideally, I'd like to find a a 1970's version that are polished stainless, not the dull argent. The original bottle caps on this rig were polished not argent.

Yep, those are the '92+ Econoline, closer styling than the '68-'77, but IMO, you'll like the '75-'78 much better, especially if you find them NOS. Googled '77 and '78 F 250, 80% of the trucks had mags, but I found this clean one owner truck to get the visual. http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/upl...al-owner-2.jpg
 
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Thanks for the recommendations on the hub caps. Tripleframe, I really like the look of the linked image you provided. Thanks. Those 75-78 have a less bulging edge that seems to be more reminiscent of the original bottle caps.

Here's the temporary $25 fix. They're not perfect, but they'll do for now until I find a good deal on on some of the 75-78s.


 
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:27 AM
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This is the last day I drove my truck last January. I should've posted this pic before you bought your caps, I would've made you a deal.


 
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Corey - those are some nice looking hub caps there. Do you still have them? I may want to take a look at them if they're still available.
 
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:52 PM
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Still on my truck, but available.
 
 
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