Hub cap mounting bracket

  • US 4,626,037 A
  • Filed: 10/29/1985
  • Issued: 12/02/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/1983
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A bracket for mounting a decorative hub cap on the end of a vehicle axle, said bracket comprising a substantially cylindrical base portion having a longitudinal axis adapted to be substantially coaxial with the longitudinal axis of a vehicle axle when said cylindrical base portion is mounted on a vehicle axle, said cylindrical base portion having a split therein, each end of said cylindrical base portion at said split having an outwardly extending ear, aligned holes in each of said outwardly extending ears, means extending through said aligned holes adapted to pull said ears toward one another, three resilient tabs located at spaced points around the circumference of said cylindrical base portion and extending outwardly from said cylindrical base portion in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of said cylindrical base portion, each of said tabs having a flat inner end portion attached directly to said cylindrical base portion and a flat outer end portion substantially parallel to said flat inner end portion adapted to support a decorative hub cap and an intermediate portion angled outwardly away from the longitudinal axis of said cylindrical base portion integral with said inner and outer end portions, said outer end portion of each of said tabs lying in a circle coaxial with said cylindrical base portion and having a diameter slightly greater than the diameter of said cylindrical base portion, whereby the inner circumferential surface of said cylindrical base portion of said bracket is adapted to engage the circumferential surface of the end of a vehicle axle and said outer end portion of each of said tabs is adapted to tightly engage a decorative hub cap to hold said decorative cap onto a vehicle axle.

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