Team Chevelle banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part May's Ride of the Month Challenge!

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
321 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey all,

I'm getting back into the swing of working on the car. I currently have most of the front clip disassembled for cleaning and painting (looking NICE!) but I noticed something the other day. Two of my SS wheel center caps have the "deep" sticker area while the other two have the "shallow" area.

Does anyone have the story about the difference between these caps? Is it possible to have both kinds from the factory? I've owned the car for coming up on 25 years and it's the first I've noticed this.

Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,629 Posts
Originals were deep.

Late over the counter replacements were the shallow ones. Part number wasn't changed though, just the design.
 

·
Gold Founding Member
Joined
·
63,822 Posts
I read somewhere that back in the days there was specific center caps for front disc brakes.
:noway: has nothing to do with brakes
Originals were deep.

Late over the counter replacements were the shallow ones. Part number wasn't changed though, just the design.
:yes:

The earlier replacement caps were the same as the originals then for some reason later on they changed.
I got my replacements from the dealer in 1985 and they are like the originals.

Also there are two types of the shallow ones - bolt on type and fall off if you hit a chuck hole type.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,828 Posts
X2 on the deep centers being original. The shallow ones are later issue caps. GM did sell the shallow caps as replacements, but the original and earlier caps were the 1/4 inch deep versions. The later caps could most likely have come from a different vendor.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
321 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks for the input, everyone. It's a question I've been wondering about for a while, but never thought I needed to ask until now.

Cheers!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
321 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I've owned the car for coming up on 25 years and it's the first I've noticed this.
Wow. Either my memory or my math skills are REALLY slipping. I just looked at Team Chevelle membership join date. 25 years? More like 16! Wow.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top