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Help Identify 1930's Hubcaps


jukejunkie1015
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Before I purchased my 1931 Chrysler CD-8 De Luxe, I noticed the hubcaps on the dual side mounts where not correct. They fit the rims perfectly and after a few days of Google photo searches I decided on Chrysler 6 caps. My problem is that "Chrysler Six" is not embossed on the banners but actually just a blank recess. Aftermarket replacements or am I going down the totally wrong road?

 

Kurt Morrison

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The 1931 Chrysler 6 cyl hubcaps will not fit a CD8 wheel. If I recall, hole in wheel for CD8 caps is about 6.5" but for 6cyl cars it is 5.5". for 1931, both 6 cyl and 8 cyl hubcaps had a stylized C in the center. For 1932, the 8 cyl cars had Chrysler Eight in script, and the 6's had Chrysler Six in script. Here are 2 different caps for 8 cyl cars, the script one being 1932 (shown on a 1930 Marmon wheel), and the "C" one being an aftermarket 1931 CD8 cap. '31 and '32 8 cyl caps in good condition are hard to find. I have 2 or 3 rough ones of both types as spares if you are interested. 

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But it will fit any Chrysler 8cyl (except Imperials) 1931-1933 wheels. Chrysler used the "Royal" term in 1931, so appropriate to use it in '31 on closed cars, or even open cars if you wish. I show illustrations from the 1931 Sales Brochure showing the options for wood spoked or wire wheels, but only the closed cars used the Royal we!.143909679_Coupefrombrochure.thumb.jpeg.a69271009628fec1e366b501c591108f.jpeg

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The "Royal" name in 1931 seemed to be used only on the Series 1 and Series 2 engines. When the De Luxe Series 3 came out the name was dropped. My 1931 De Luxe sales flyer only used that name and showed only the Gothic Chrysler "C" on the hubcaps of all models.

 

Kurt

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