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gmc 16" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. R72K5

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    gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    identical to the following, except are 16" ones and have one more black slot- total of six instead of just five, are these common enough to ruin by painting over, just like what looks like GM did for military trucks ?

    http://pix.auctiva.com/pix/11/42/74/__mp/GMC_hub_caps_0003400x300.JPG


    or should i just use chevy ones of these ?
    i have a bunch of both, 15" and 16" 2wd and 4x4
    this painting will require that two 16" 4x4 front caps get painted too.
    how common are these ? common enougn ?



    thanks
     
  2. BowtieBlazer

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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    I've NEVER seen the GMC ones, come across the chevy ones fairly often but still not all that common /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    On my C20 the PO had put 2 GMC caps and 2 Chevy caps on there.... took about 2 days before I went to junkyard and got 2 more Chevy's
    Still have the GMC's, but they are 16.5's
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    I've never seen the GMC caps, plenty of chevy though.
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    never ?
    what happens to them all ?
    they get removed because ppl replacewheels or ?

    do you guys see any of the 70's style GMC ralley wheels and caps ?
    whjat about 73-75 full wheel covers chrome yellow black and with the fake lugnuts large pattern ?

    or the deluxe bonanza full covers, or the silverado full covers ?

    i see all the above now and then, and own some sets
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    You mean these?
    [​IMG]
    I didn't seem to have any trouble finding them, but who knows. I'd hang on to them if I were you. I think you can get them from LMC though, but not sure.
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

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    never ?
    what happens to them all ?
    they get removed because ppl replacewheels or ?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    EXACTLY
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    do you guys see any of the 70's style GMC ralley wheels and caps ?


    [/ QUOTE ] RARELY[ QUOTE ]

    whjat about 73-75 full wheel covers chrome yellow black and with the fake lugnuts large pattern ?


    [/ QUOTE ]Those are fairly common[ QUOTE ]

    or the deluxe bonanza full covers, or the silverado full covers ?

    [/ QUOTE ] barely[ QUOTE ]


    i see all the above now and then, and own some sets




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    Hang on to them, may fetch a pretty penny on e-bay to someone restoring something
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    This is poopy stock farm truck country around here, so I see about 90% of the stock parts on these trucks. The Chevy/GMC center caps are a dime a dozen around here, as are the stock rallies. I have a set of the stainless stock 75 center caps, hoping to fetch a few bucks out of them on ebay.
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    Visited a few small west texas towns like that, wish I was around to get the deals when the people passed away, as thats about the only time our old trucks come up for sale
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

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    You mean these?
    [​IMG]
    I didn't seem to have any trouble finding them, but who knows. I'd hang on to them if I were you. I think you can get them from LMC though, but not sure.

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    yep those, i like that 68, what is going on with it ? 68 are my all time favorite year, i drool over every single one, no matter condition


    thanks
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

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    This is poopy stock farm truck country around here, so I see about 90% of the stock parts on these trucks. The Chevy/GMC center caps are a dime a dozen around here, as are the stock rallies. I have a set of the stainless stock 75 center caps, hoping to fetch a few bucks out of them on ebay.

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    im with you on that, i see them all the time, but wondered about other regions of the country though, hmm..
    i could say alot more, but im not gonna,

    thanks
     
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    Re: gmc 16\" aluminum caps, common enough to paint over and ruin ?

    Hey Randy...if you look by the very right edge of the photo, you'll see a bright blue engine. That's your ex-350 all dressed up and ready to drop in the truck. It's in there now and running great! Hope to do a little body work (she doesn't need all that much) and slap a John Deere green paint job on her and use her as a tow rig for the Blazer. Life's great in a '68 /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif!
     

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