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Old 01-21-2018, 01:58 PM
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In Search of a 1950 F1 hubcap: Lost one while driving

I took my truck out today to drive since all our snow melted. During my drive, I lost a front hubcap somewhere. I retraced my route and can't find it anywhere. It was an original hubcap and I was wondering if anyone has one they are willing to sell for a 1950 Ford F1?

Or does anyone know where I can find an original?

Send me a message if you do. Thanks so much. I appreciate anyone's help.

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Old 01-21-2018, 02:06 PM
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I took my truck out today to drive since all our snow melted. During my drive, I lost a front hubcap somewhere.

I retraced my route and can't find it anywhere. It was an original hubcap and I was wondering if anyone has one they are willing to sell for a 1950 Ford F1?
6A-1130-A (replaced 6A-1130) .. Hubcap-Stainless Steel w/blue FORD letters / Reproduced

Late 1947 & 1948 Ford Passenger Cars; 1948/52 F1 // Today, this cap is also used on 1953/56 F100's, but the original (not repro'd) for these trucks was painted steel with red Ford letters.

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Old 01-21-2018, 04:34 PM
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. I retraced my route and can't find it anywhere.

I feel your pain. And I can tell you from experience that when a hubcap comes off it can travel a whole lot farther than you think.


Years ago I had a 49 Pontiac. I had early 80's Cadillac wire hubcaps on the car and they didn't fit the wheels very good. I was always loosing a hubcap somewhere and was constantly retracing my steps looking for my wayward wheel covers. You would think the hubcap would be right there in the gutter or along the roadside....nooooo....There were numerous instances when they hubcap would wheel itself 50 yards or more from the roadside. I learned to spot and follow the trail.


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Old 01-21-2018, 05:30 PM
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See if your neighborhood has a Nextdoor.com following. Can get people on the lookout that way. Offer a reward.
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Since the F2 hubcaps are expensive, I have written my name and phone number on the inside of them. Haven't lost one yet but these reproduction ones don't fit very well. It's only a matter of time before one of them goes sailing into the next county. I feel pretty good someone will get in touch with me if they find one.
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Here's a repo. Might work in a pinch.

https://www.cjponyparts.com/hub-cap-...SABEgKV6PD_BwE

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Here's a repo. Might work in a pinch.

https://www.cjponyparts.com/hub-cap-...SABEgKV6PD_BwE
Link shows an oil filter ?????
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EDIT: Those are F1. I got my SS F2s on eBay. They fit fine.
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LMC Truck - $24.95 The F2 versions fit fine.
The F1 caps are that price but their F2 caps are $60 on that page. That is why I don't want to lose mine. I bought mine from LMC and they fit loose, I can pry off three of them with my fingernails. Oddly enough, one of the repro caps fits tighter than the other three in the set. When I popped on an old original cap, it went on and off really nice - took a firm whack to seat them and a screwdriver blade to pop it off.

I do have to say that the repro F2 caps look pretty nice after install. They have a nice shine on them that has maintained well in five years.
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The F1 caps are that price but their F2 caps are $60 on that page. That is why I don't want to lose mine. I bought mine from LMC and they fit loose, I can pry off three of them with my fingernails. Oddly enough, one of the repro caps fits tighter than the other three in the set. When I popped on an old original cap, it went on and off really nice - took a firm whack to seat them and a screwdriver blade to pop it off.

I do have to say that the repro F2 caps look pretty nice after install. They have a nice shine on them that has maintained well in five years.
Yes, you are correct but OP asked about F1s. But you are right about the price on F2s. I got mine on eBay for about the price you quoted but they were SS and they fit fine. I sold them when I changed to the Wheelsmith Artillery-style wheels.

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The F1 caps are that price but their F2 caps are $60 on that page. That is why I don't want to lose mine. I bought mine from LMC and they fit loose, I can pry off three of them with my fingernails. Oddly enough, one of the repro caps fits tighter than the other three in the set. When I popped on an old original cap, it went on and off really nice - took a firm whack to seat them and a screwdriver blade to pop it off.

I do have to say that the repro F2 caps look pretty nice after install. They have a nice shine on them that has maintained well in five years.
Tom, have you tried putting a few layers of tape over the nubs on the rim to make them more snug?
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Yes Abe - I used some blue painter's masking tape. It helped, but they are still too loose for comfort...or for driving like Smokey and the Bandit.
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Yes Abe - I used some blue painter's masking tape. It helped, but they are still too loose for comfort...or for driving like Smokey and the Bandit.
Or like the General Lee when they jump over fences and creeks!
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Brian, I went and checked my original spare in my parts pile. I do have one but it looks like it laid flat during a hail storm. Don't know if it's worth the price of shipping. Sorry I tried
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Link shows an oil filter ?????
Came up as the hub caps just now.

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