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for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: corsa1 ()
Date: October 28, 2022 06:39AM

for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps in very good condition.pictures are to big for this forum.Ilive in the pittsburgh area.text me at 412 952 3190 for pictures.cost is 550.00 for all 4 hubcaps.

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: October 30, 2022 08:09PM

$ 550.00 for "mag" / aluminum wheel hub caps ? I guess I live on another planet.I just can not imagine what these things look like or what they are made of. I hate to sound so negative but this is not reasonable.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: October 30, 2022 08:25PM

Here is a discussion with pictures back in 2019. This is not a link to another ad, just pictures of cars wearing them and typical pro/con discussions by the people on here.grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: October 31, 2022 08:08AM

Here is what they look like on a car.

Personally, I think they only look good on certain cars. On most cars they are ugly as sin, IMHO. I feel they ought to be priced at half that of wire wheel covers. A lot more people like them than like the mags, hence the half price.

-Mark

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: October 31, 2022 09:24AM

Oops, link did not post. Here is another link:

[corvaircenter.com]

The link I though I posted was to Mark's car's picture.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: illinicorsa ()
Date: October 31, 2022 12:31PM

I have a set of these that are like new -- but I cannot get them on my factory 13" steel wheels -- pounding with a rubber hammer, short of damaging them. Any suggestions?

I would like to sell them as I don't need them.

Steve
'66 Corsa
Ofallon, MO

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: October 31, 2022 06:58PM

I need to apoligize for the statement I made previously about these "hub caps". What I consider hub caps to be are the smallish center mounted caps that cover or enhance the lug nuts. I see now that you are selling full wheel covers.I just couldn't see how a set of hub caps could be worth the asking price. Full wheel covers are another thing.
These are pretty nice looking & I hope you get a buyer soon. Doug Ward

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: corsa1 ()
Date: November 01, 2022 05:27AM

instead of trashing my ad , why diden't you call for pictures.

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 01, 2022 05:42AM

Did you read the above post?

Doug retracted and apologized.

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: November 01, 2022 06:34AM

Steve, if they are indeed "like new" then a rubber deadblow hammer is probably needed (and carefully wielded), as they and the wire wheel covers both have rims that are lined with little spikes that dig into the rim. They are needed to keep the heavy wheel cover on the rim. Over time, the sprig steel that holds them tight weakens, but initially they are a bear to install. So go ahead and swing that rubber mallet, but just be careful not to damage the chrome rim.

The pictures in the link Frank posted show them on cars that look good with them, just like my Texas 4 door. It depends on the car, as I said, and those cars all look good with them. Wires, on the other hand, seem to look good on anything. Hence my previous statement. Odd thing is, despite their limited appeal, the vendors all ask the same price for them as the wires. Go figure.

-Mark

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: November 01, 2022 06:59AM

illinicorsa Wrote:
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> I have a set of these that are like new -- but I cannot get them on my factory 13" steel wheels -- pounding with a rubber hammer, short of damaging them. Any suggestions?

Sometimes they will interfere with the wheel weights. I had to have weights relocated to the inside bead on one of my wheels. Ken

Ken Henry, Rochester, NY USA
1965 Corvair Corsa
140 hp, 4 speed

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: November 01, 2022 11:34AM

These should not interfere with standard wheel weights. They cover the outer part of the rim where the weights are but are over the top of them.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: for sale 4 13" corvair mag hub caps
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: November 01, 2022 12:30PM

All the NOS or near new sets I've encountered have sold in the $800-$1000 range. They are scare in nice condition.

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White
1969 Monza Convertible, 110HP-PG, Frost Green

Black Mountain,NC

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