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Old 03-22-2008, 02:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Seems a lot of '80's cars had nice flat caps. Maybe a trip through the local scrapyard would be fruitful. '93 Tempo caps are about as flat and smooth as your ever gonna find outside of moon discs.
You made me look. Here are my favorite from the 1980's :

STOCK CLASSIC 1982 PONTIAC TRANS AM


However, I didn't know that there was this infamous problem with them :

ORIGINAL RECALLED "BOWLING BALL" HUBCAPS
http://mtinvestments.net/transam.aspx
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This Trans Am is virtually stock right from the factory to include the defective recalled "Bowling Ball" hubcaps. You would be very fortunate to find another Trans Am sporting these original hubcaps because they eventually worked their way loose and fell off. The manufacturer evenutally issued a recall notice on these hubcaps, but for the most part, most owners simply did not want to deal with them and went on to buy custom wheels. Although my Trans Am was brand new right off the lot, in short order I lost three of mine as well. I then went on a determined search (early 1980's) to locate three original hub caps. After an exhaustive search I came up with three. My Trans Am sports the original hubcaps to this day.
They used these hubcaps on Knight Rider :



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