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cowman
05-17-2012, 02:38 AM
I've posted this way in the past but I'm still looking. $100 CASH REWARD + shipping costs + whatever reasonable amount you have to pay to get it.

Missing one off my baby and I really want it complete :(
Car is a 77 Marquis, 75-78 models are pretty much identical but others likely fit. The big problem is these were optional alloy wheels not steelies and they were kinda rare. I have yet to see another set of them except in old brochures and such.

I actually wouldn't be opposed to a spare set of wheels either if they happened to be available...

Cap looks like this, is held to the wheel with 3 screws.

http://marquis.thecowman.com/wheel2.jpg

Lincolns had a similar cap that I think might fit but I'd want a set of 4 so it all matches...

Anyway, if anyone is in a salvage yard or at lemons or something and runs across this lemme know. There has to be one out there somewhere.

cowman
05-17-2012, 02:43 AM
Also, a 77 Marquis looks like this...
http://marquis.thecowman.com/marquis-front.jpg

cowman
05-17-2012, 02:53 AM
Couple more pics to assist in identification...

http://www.thecowman.com/pics/iphone68.jpg

Without the cap :(
http://www.thecowman.com/pics/iphone69.jpg

Jinx
05-19-2012, 04:27 AM
Thanks for the pictures Cow. I'm putting in a couple inquiries here locally.

Jinx
05-22-2012, 09:05 PM
No luck so far Cow. That cap is a tough find.

cowman
05-22-2012, 11:33 PM
I know it, been looking for a while and opted to crowd source it ;)

I may have found some from a thunderbird that will fit but the center emblem is different.

cowman
06-18-2012, 10:06 PM
http://thecowman.com/pics/pad9.jpg

Well, I found one and it matches. Bad news is its not perfect... There are some gouges and it looks like someone cleaned it up with a wire brush. Still, maybe I can get some polish or something- my other 3 aren't perfect either- and clean it up. I'm just glad I found a matching cap!

cowman
06-27-2012, 01:02 AM
Got my cap on and the wheels shined up. Now I just need to address a couple issues... like the slipping transmission and she should be trip-worthy again.

http://thecowman.com/pics/marquis2012-1.jpg

http://thecowman.com/pics/marquis2012-2.jpg

http://thecowman.com/pics/marquis2012-3.jpg

http://thecowman.com/pics/marquis2012-4.jpg


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