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'36 Dodge (all Mopar?) wheel inner trim rings


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A while back someone wanted a set of these really bad.   

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-1938-Dodge-optional-wheel-trim-rings-Lyon-inner-wheel-trim-rings/203344648787?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3Df6808cf426764e648434512ab1091d12%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D254943746338%26itm%3D203344648787%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseUnbiasedWeb%26brand%3DDodge&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851

 

They are ever so slightly different than the ones I have on my '35 Dodge.  Believe mine were bought in '36 at the dealer store.   Take a look.   Very rare accessory.

 

I have provided seller with what I know.    Not mine.   Just trying to help another hobbyist.

 

Good luck  Image 1 - 1935 - 1938 Dodge ? optional wheel trim rings Lyon ? inner wheel trim rings

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I to have them for my 1936 Dodge and mine are different than the ones in this sale.  Mine are the right ones for 1936, as shown in the 1936 Dodge accessories fold out.  Check out the original price for these.

 

 

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Mine aren’t the greatest they have some pitting, but since I had the wheels striped I’ll save them for another car. My car came with a set from the factory, they are listed on the build card. But they are long gone. These replacements were bought by a PO.

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Thanks. The pinstriper did the outside rings and the body shop did the sunburst. Then clearcoated all of it. 36 was the last year of artful wheels so IMHO covering them fully is the wrong way to go. This version adds some zing I think.

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12 hours ago, Steve9 said:

Thanks. The pinstriper did the outside rings and the body shop did the sunburst. Then clearcoated all of it. 36 was the last year of artful wheels so IMHO covering them fully is the wrong way to go. This version adds some zing I think.

Thanks for the picture of the correct optional trim rings and the beautiful starburst on your wheels. I was always wanting to have those optional discs but now, looking at your wheels, I think I'll go with the starburst and forget about looking for the discs. And that colour combination is particularly attractive!

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Wondering if you have taken a good look on the back of your rings to see if they are marked with a rubber stamp as being made by Lyon Mfg.   Their good condition would suggest a couple of stamps likely survived.  One of mine barely did and my rings have experienced more deterioration than those in your pic.

Also, do you have a scan of your build card?   I have the one for my '35.  Which is part how I know they weren't on the car new. 

 

Thanks.

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No, I can't positively verify Lyon as OEM supplier to Chrysler.   Two of mine are actually "cleaner" than the one showing the stamp yet nothing at all is there.   It is known that Lyon began manufacturing accessories in the '20s and by the early '50s almost ALL of the US car wheel covers were made by them, plus a great variety of aftermarket wheel covers sold by everyone from Western Auto to Warshawsky (Whitney, Chicago).   Lyon even made the ribbed trim rings so popular for 1940 Ford DeLuxe cars.

3 hours ago, 36 D2 Coupe said:

Snip:      I think I'll go with the starburst and forget about looking for the discs. And that colour combination is particularly attractive!

As far as I know the '35 and '36 Dodge artillery "Starburst" pattern is identical.  If someone knows otherwise, please say so.   

For your additional reference,  Here is a good shot of the totally original paint on my '35 Dodge DU wheels.

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Regrettably all 4 of the trim rings are rusty. No trace of ID. Here’s a copy of my build card. Very early 1936 model. Handwritten “chrome disc”.

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I have a set of 6 of these rings for my '36 Dodge RS cp.  I like the looks of the painted wheels with the sunburst and pin striping too.  I have thought that if I could ever get mine done, I would use the painted wheels without the disks for the road tires and use the disks for the side mount spares.  A couple of my disks had the Lyon stamp on the back.  I have put a few pictures from the original 1936 Dodge accessories fold out showing the rings.

 

 

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