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Out of curiosity I looked at some Dorman copies. $50 dollars per cap! Wow, that's insane. They're just Chromed plastic.
 
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Out of curiosity I looked at some Dorman copies. $50 dollars per cap! Wow, that's insane. They're just Chromed plastic.
Going back and looking at those caps, the bolts I have won't fit them. I was thinking they'd use the same screws as the Ranger wheels but they're not the same.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:43 PM
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That's okay.

I found a set of four caps with screws on eBay which I think will fit for about $48. I hope they fit but I'm no expert. They were for the 1989 RWD F150. I'll paint the center of the caps so they don't look like fake hub *****.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:47 PM
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Now you just need the stainless trims rings..
 
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Those are cool. My '69 Torino GT had those. I suspect they won't fit my rims though. Still, they would "pop".
 
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Those are cool. My '69 Torino GT had those. I suspect they won't fit my rims though. Still, they would "pop".
No, those would have been 14" wheels
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:54 PM
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Good thing I don't have them anymore. Otherwise it'd be time to get out the cable ties.
 
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Those are factory wheels, look at the screw holes for the factory hub caps. Aftermarkets didn't have them. The late 80's Rangers had similar wheels but in 14" and 5x4.5 bp They had stainless trim rings to go with the plastic hub caps. And what's wrong with deep dish wheels ? I've got 70's style aluminum slots on my 96 E150. The 10's in the rear fill out the fender flares nicely.
I found a source for the trim rings, pricey but not too pricey. I'll buy a set in a few months. I bought four center caps yesterday.

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I found a source for the trim rings, pricey but not too pricey. I'll buy a set in a few months. I bought four center caps yesterday.

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10-4 !
 
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I got the center caps mounted today. A neighbor who loves my '86 Caravan and my '85 E150 happened by just as I was starting to put the caps on and installed all four of them for me. The E series caps don't have the center silver stripe in them, the F series do, I suppose to mimic locking hubs. I had to buy twelve of the E series mounting screws, the F series screws wouldn't fit my rims.

I need to get remove the center caps later, clean up the wheels then re-mount the center caps. But I had to see what the van would look like with them installed.

New F series center caps on my E150.
 
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I've seen them red in the center, dad found one in the road once, you could paint those wheels brown to match the van.
 
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Looks good!
 
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I've seen them red in the center, dad found one in the road once, you could paint those wheels brown to match the van.
I looked at the red ones as well and decided against them. It was a tough choice, I nearly went with the E series caps. I probably should have since the F series screws wouldn't fit, I had no idea they weren't the same size.
 
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:31 AM
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Looks good!
Thank you.

I think that once I clean up the wheels and find the stainless steel trim rings they'll look great.
 
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I've seen them red in the center, dad found one in the road once, you could paint those wheels brown to match the van.
Forgot to mention. I played around with Gimp and looked at color options. I am considering having the rims media blasted then powder coated. I want to see what the rims would look like cleaned up first though. My father in law is planning on trying to clean up my rims when time and weather permit.


Gimp retouch right rear wheel

 

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