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    This has also been brought up on the Yahoo Groups but thought I’d post here and see what others have to say.

      Most of us have the plastic (Fake) snap on wire wheel covers and they seem to get loose over time or parts snap off making them less attractive.

      Were can I get replacements? Below I’ve listed a few that I found about the net. Only problem I have is, My spare has no cover there for I need a wire wheel cover for it also and most people seem to sell them in sets of four. I suppose I could just keep the best on of the five I have, if they match the others, but something feels good about having “ALL NEW” but the additional cost makes that feeling go fast LOL


    Here’s some I’ve found.

    JCWhitny set of 4 59.00 plus shipping

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ProductDisplay/c-10101/s- 10101/p-219320/mediaCode-ZX/appId-598076

    Automotive Enhancements (an online store)  set of 4 $49.99 plus shipping

    Scroll to bottom of page http://www.autoenhance.com/dealer15inch3.html

    Hub-Cap.com (another online source)

    Set of 4 $49.99 plus $9.99 shipping

    One for $16.99 plus $7.99 shipping


    For any one interested. I?m considering going with Smoothies or mayby EMPI .

    If I change over. I?ll sell the five wire hub caps I have. CHEEP  They are in good condition.

    More on that later.




    Paul Mossberg



    The JC Whitney and Automotive enhancements look like the same cap. So whichever gives you the best price makes sense.

    If you can only get them in a set of four, you could put a vinyl tire cover over the spare (matched to the top or interior).

    I have have set of five, but they are used. No curb rash, but would need to be cleaned up, with some minor rust (very minor) removal. One nice thing about them is that they bolt on and lock.

    I’ve gone to a copy of the original MG style hub caps and no need the wires.

    Let’s chat out of the forums if you are interested. (pmossberg@iso.com)

    Or…you can always break the bank and go for a real set of Dayton wires. I believe they still make them for the four-bolt VW rim. Probably run over $2,000 for a set of four. Last time I looked, they were 52 spoke wheels, which is the correct spoke count for the original, optional MG wire wheels.

    My last thought, original TD’s came with stamped steel wheels and a small “dog-dish” chrome hubcap. Wire wheels were optional equipment. They were painted gray, not chrome. The correct color is available from Eastwood, Moss Motors (and probably other vendors).


    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    B Harrington


    I Purchased a set of JC Whitney caps and they don’t stay on. Also tried Auto Zone and Pep Boys. The problem is that they are not deep enough. I also went the smoothie route. If anyone finds a wire wheel cover that will fit and stay on please let me know. I’m tired of buying and returning the items. it cost more in freight and my time than getting the right part in the first place and of course when you call the yo-yo’s they don’t have a clue.

    Good Luck

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