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    wire wheels for my 55 convertible

    hello all I need some help, so I can install my wire wheel caps for my 55 belair convertible, are there any photos on the install of the caps or any thing that would help me thanks guys ...

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    You were considering use of '56 wire wheel covers on your '55 weren't you? If that was the direction you went, you apparently need some special clips to install the wheel covers..
    https://www.danchuk.com/ItemForm.aspx?Item=15686

    I've never had or even examined in detail the '55 wire wheel covers to know if you might need special clips for them *(or not?)...??

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    hey Gary yes I do and yes they are 56 I have them thanks for responding, I cant seem to find installing info/pictures do you.

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    Roadster: To mount the '56 wire covers, I believe you need the special clips (4-clips per wheel). They hook to the edge of the wheel, and also to the lip of the cover and their 'spring action' keeps the wheel cover up to the wheel. Of course the 'center' of the '56 wire wheel cover is simply the std '56 small hubcap.

    PS. I had a tip that these clips for Oldsmobiles are superior to the ones provided by Chevrolet (or the repro houses). Here is a source for them...

    https://www.fusickautomotiveproducts...?number=578143

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    hello Gary these clips don't fit the wire cap, the guy at the web site said they don't fit, now I have to return them..

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    Have you tried them??

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    I canceled the order, from past experience have you tried these...

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    I bought a set for the '56 accessory truck trim rings I have (on recommendation from a knowledgable person that they are better than the ones provided by Chevrolet). I believed that the '56 accessory wire trims were mounted the same (but I've never owned any of those). Can you provide a photo of the backside of the outer lip of your '56 wires??

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    hello Gary looking at car pictures for the wire wheels don't the wheels have to be painted body color including the continental wheel...

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    Yes, in 1955 and 1956 (and most of '57) the wheels for trifive Chevys were painted the lower body color.

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