If you want to know what the original stock hubcaps look like for a 65 or a 66 ford mustang, you’ve come to the right place. See our pictures of both 1966 and 1965 mustang hubcaps and find out!
Without further ado:
1965 mustang hubcaps :
1966 mustang hubcaps :
It actually took me two years to realize that I was driving around in a 65 mustang fitted with the stock hubcaps for a 66 mustang. Granted, it’s not a major issue, but once I knew I just had to start looking for a correct set (finally found them on eBay).
Notable differences are the wheel cover center caps which say ‘Mustang’ on the 65 version and have the tri-bar logo on the 66 version, and the fact that the earlier wheel covers do cover the entire wheel while the later version has open sections.
I know some people will disagree, but personally I actually much prefer the look of the 65 stock hubcaps to the 66 version. However I do prefer the 66 center caps…
As I now have both versions I might combine the 65 covers with the 66 center caps. So that will turn out okay in the end! 🙂
Get the right hubcap size
Of course, it’s very important to get the right size hubcaps for your wheels:
- 13 inch: Originally, early Mustangs were equipped with 13-inch wheels. Six-cylinder wheels had a four-lug pattern, and V8 wheels were five-lug.
- 14 inch: 14-inch wheels where optional on both straight six and V8 Mustangs, and standard on 289-4V K-code cars.
- 15 inch: Up until the fall of 1965, 15-inch wheels were optional for V8 Mustangs that were equipped with the ‘handling package’.
The most common size for classic Mustang wheels and hubcaps is 14-inch, but it’s always best to check before you buy.
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