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Old 07-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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What non-airstream hubcaps will fit on 15" rims?

OK, I'm trying to be cheap here. Would really love a set of aluminum rims but havent had much luck finding a set yet. The tires I have are still pretty good, so I'd like to keep using those. So to make the rig look nicer I'd like to find a set of hubcaps that will cover the rims till i can get my aluminum rims. There are lots of sets of older 15" hubcaps on ebay and in junkyards locally for cheap money and they are fairly high quality as well. What I would like to know is what make, model and year hubcaps people have been able to use on the standard rims that come on a 73 airstream? I am aware that besides the diameter of the "teeth" I also have to keep in mind the hub sits a bit proud of the outside surface of the rim. I'm not looking at baby moons right now, really want to cover the whole rims.

Here is what the current rims look like:



Thanks for any suggestions.
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These should fit, and ghost what is on the slightly later models:
Single 1 Vintage 1966 Lincoln Continental Hubcaps Wheel Covers 15" Good Caps | eBay
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I had 1957 chevy hub caps on my 1965 Caravel.
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I had 1957 chevy hub caps on my 1965 Caravel.
Would that have made it a Chevel?
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These should fit, and ghost what is on the slightly later models:
Single 1 Vintage 1966 Lincoln Continental Hubcaps Wheel Covers 15" Good Caps | eBay
Those looked ok and the price was right (25) till I saw that was for just one hubcap. Appreciate the response, just want to find a set a bit cheaper.
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What non-airstream hubcaps will fit on 15" rims?

Fifteen-inch wheel covers from a full-size 1970s Cadillac, particularly an Eldorado, should fit with no problem. An example is below:


1973 Cadillac Wheel Covers

The Cadillac center crest on these wheel covers is easy to remove and leaves only two small slits. An Airstream "A" could be riveted to the center to make them even more fitting for an Airstream. I thought of these as they are what came on my '75 Eldorado from the Factory.

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Tried to put period Chevy truck hubcaps on my 66 Tradewind only to find that there was not enough dish on the inside to accommodate the Airstream's hubs, so the hubcaps would not go on. Please check this before buying. Even some baby moons are too shallow.
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Fifteen-inch wheel covers from a full-size 1970s Cadillac, particularly an Eldorado, should fit with no problem. An example is below:


1973 Cadillac Wheel Covers

The Cadillac center crest on these wheel covers is easy to remove and leaves only two small slits. An Airstream "A" could be riveted to the center to make them even more fitting for an Airstream. I thought of these as they are what came on my '75 Eldorado from the Factory.

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I saw a few sets of those and thought they would look real nice. Very high quality too especially considering the price. Thanks.
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80s F150 hubcaps apparently work. The '76 Argosy I recently bought came with a set of these on it.



I don't care for the way they look, but that may be because it make me think of an old pickup instead of a travel trailer.
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I was wondering how those would work with the 6 lugs on the wheel vs the 5 on the cap. Probably not my favorite look either.
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