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I always refered to those as 'knock offs'. When I think of 'spinners' I think of those awful things that keep spinning even when your vehicle is stopped. :poke:
 

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..X3 on the knock-off, I thought spinner are the ones that looks like your still rolling while standing still..:dontknow:
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That's them.....
 

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In 1958 I had spinner hubcaps on my 1956 Chevy convertible. They looked a little like knock-offs but in those days we called them spinners, at least in this area. The terminology is probably a mix of generational and geographical. I even had bubble fender skirts on it. Remember those? Oh how I wish I had that car today so I could post a pic of it, and drive it again!:smileyb:
 

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I should probably clarify that my spinner hubcaps did not sit there and spin after the wheel stopped turning. That's just plain ugly!
 

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I am looking for '61 SS centers for a similar idea!

I am looking for '61 SS centers for a similar idea!

Going to have to find them one at a time at swap meets and wrecking yards, complete sets go for silly money.

I do not need the wheel cover portion, just the centers.

Three eared version, with cast-in Chevy logo's.
 

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yea... spinners

 

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Those are what I'm looking for.

these were the optional hubcaps for 63
That is the type I'm trying to find.

Years ago they were as common as dirt, the wrecking yards did not even save them, threw them in with the scrap fenders.

Of course back then I was only interested in european cars and did not save any.
Damned hindsight!
 

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In 1958 I had spinner hubcaps on my 1956 Chevy convertible. They looked a little like knock-offs but in those days we called them spinners, at least in this area. The terminology is probably a mix of generational and geographical. I even had bubble fender skirts on it. Remember those? Oh how I wish I had that car today so I could post a pic of it, and drive it again!:smileyb:
Ahhhhhhh! The good olde days! Spinner caps, bubble fender skirts, "dummie" spotlights, lowered (not slammed) rides, bare foot go pedals, Moon Eyes decals, etc., etc.!

Doug
 

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