Hub Caps - were they ever offered on a Scrambler?

JeepScrambler

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I bought a set of hub caps that supposedly came on the white CJ 15" solid steel wheels. The guy I got them from said they were originally off of his '84 CJ7. Since they were priced right (almost free) I decided I couldn't go wrong with picking them up because I can always hang them on the wall in my shop! I also noticed a yellow '81 CJ8 on Ebay which had a similar style of hub caps. I asked the owner and he said the hub caps were original to the Jeep. I have searched through all of my dealer brochures I have from '82-'86 and didn't see them in there. Does anyone know if these hub caps were ever offered on the late model CJ's? I know some of the older Jeeps have hub caps but I wasn't sure of the new models. Here is a picture of the hub caps I have:



 
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John N

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I had hub caps just like those on a '76 J-10.
 

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I believe the red / blue color combination was AMC era starting in about 1972. I have seen these on 1972 - 1973 Jeep Commandos.
 

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There were a set of those on my 83 cj8 when I purchased it in 88 from the original owner.

Later, Ken
 

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Cool, wouldn't be the least surprised if they were a dealer add-on. Never seen them on a Scrambler before (not that that means anything). Would love to see a picture with those on one!!!
 

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Cool, wouldn't be the least surprised if they were a dealer add-on. Never seen them on a Scrambler before (not that that means anything).
Bigwalton, I think you may be right that they would have been a dealer installed item, if they were in fact available one CJs, much like many of the items that were optional on CJ's. Maybe they were left over from the 70's era of AMC and the dealership still made them available? :shrug:


I wouldn't think the rear hubcaps would clear the AMC 20 two piece axle.
If would probably be a tight fight but the hub caps are fairly deep so they should clear. There is an '81 CJ8 on ebay right now with the 2 piece rear axle and hub caps that the owner says are original to the Jeep and they clear.:confused:
 
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