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    Super Moderator LarrBeard's Avatar
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    " The advertisement says they are "New Army Surplus"? I didn't know army jeeps ever had hubcaps."

    I looked at eBay listings and I did not find those hubcaps listed. As far as I know, Army Jeeps DID NOT have hubcaps, so there is at least a little BS in the posting - not
    unusual on fleBay - the world's biggest flea market.

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/26565235409...gAAOSwUM5iXwwO
    Seems like a legit item. redriverparts is the vendor. See if this link works.

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    The hubcaps are from a J series truck from what I can tell. They should fit any steel wheel from the late '60s through the '70s that have the center hub cap lip. The older Jeep, (Kelsey Hayes steel wheels) did not have the lip, and required a full wheel hub cap. I'll try and hunt up some photos of the wheels to help demonstrate.

    Center dog dish style caps example with wheel;

    https://www.bjsoffroad.com/15x8-Stee...ug_p_1400.html
    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/steel-c...71-jeep-willys

    Early Willys style with center cap clips;

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/144641412298

    Early Kelsey Hayes style with no provision for a center dog dish hub cap;

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/categor...71-jeep-willys
    Last edited by gmwillys; 09-01-2022 at 03:11 AM.

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    The second great post you have put together on hubcaps gm! I think its safe to say there is no such thing as a military hubcap is that correct gm?

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    A note from the KWAS early style wheel listing:

    "Also comes with a single 3/16" offset hole in the raise lug hole area of the disc that identifies rims with the safety beads."

    And we learn something else today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorgil View Post
    The second great post you have put together on hubcaps gm! I think its safe to say there is no such thing as a military hubcap is that correct gm?
    Yeah hubcaps would make perfect targets in the war fields

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    All the front line military equipment didn't have any bling, but a base support vehicle could have hub caps. So it isn't out of the realm of possibilities to have a military stock of hub caps sitting on a shelf.

    Just a quick search yielded a few examples of some military patrol vehicles having hub caps.

    https://www.usafpolice.org/base-patrol-vehicles.html

  8. #108
    Thanks to everyone for the hubcap info! Unfortunately I'm still waist deep in sheet metal repairs. Definitely takes on a "snowball effect". Does anyone offer the vertical piece in the floor where it transitions from the front floor to rear. It's immediately behind the driver seat and in the passenger side it's the backside (inside) the tool box. It runs the entire width of the Jeep.

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    You are quite welcome.

    KW has your floor riser sheet metal;

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/categor...-75-cj-5-m38a1

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    That's it! That's what I need. Thank you for the info!

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