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Testing the waters to see if there is enough interest in reproducing the aluminum hubcaps for 30 Rugby trucks, and 30 Durant wood wheel hubcaps. Would need orders of 12 for each design and 50% down.
This is just in the exploratory stage right now, if interested I can forward the information I have from Vintage Reproductions in Australia.
Where Are You From? Iowa
Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes
Dave-You would think that since you are only talking about 8 potential vehicles that there would be enough need out there to move forward. We know that these flimsy Aluminum hubcaps are so easily damaged if you even have them. I guess it would come down to quality and price. I've got four very good ones on my Durant. Are they perfect--no. So I would want perfect reproductions and at a good price. You notice I didn't say a reasonable or affordable price because that is different for everyone. But I'd say no more than fifty bucks apiece and that changes every day I can't work these days! I know that the late great Harvey Frid did reproduce some wood wheel Durant caps in that Koroloy material he was using for all his repros, but then he had them chromed which "covered the hole". That's my long winded response.
Where Are You From? Orygun
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14
I have one nice set of aluminum caps and a couple of not so nice ones, but I do not have them on my barn find 614 sedan. Instead I run the 1929 brass/chrome wood wheel caps (the ones with the larger diameter opening). They have the Durant name on them and look correct. The only people who would notice this are probably those of us with a 1930. And if a souvenir hunter stole one of those, it would not be as big a loss to me since I have extra 1929 caps and they are more common than the aluminum caps.
It would be nice to have new aluminum caps available, but I probably would not buy any unless I began restoration on one of my 407s.
Knowing what a challenge a project like this can be, if one more participant was needed to be able to go forward, I would pitch in and buy a set.
Where Are You From? Ellensburg, WA
Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes, several
I had a set made of the "D" hub caps for my 1928 from Vintage Reproductions. Their caps are made of a heavier aluminum and look and fit perfectly. They were great to work with too.
Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan
This is from the hubcap collectors site and not quite correct in info.
Durant car 407, 610, 611, 612, 614, 617, 619 models built between 1930 - 32. 618 had wire wheel
Rugby trucks 406, 416, 614, 615, 616 built between 1930 - 1933. Rugby truck was not a Star or an automobile as he says and his cap isn't the best of shape but is the 30 - 33 style. And yes the 614 can be Durant car or Rugby truck, also 416 was a 1931 Rugby 4 cyl truck made at Leaside.
Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada
Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors
The top cap is the ones on my 31 model 619.
Where Are You From? Fremont, CA
Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them