I had previous bought a very poor condition Rambler partial hub cap on a whim at the local scrapyard. It cleaned up but rather nicely but what should I do with it? I am unlikely to own a Rambler equipped with three hub caps so how about a clock?
After a steel wool clean up.
A cheap donor clock was sourced in approximately the correct size.
Make sure it is able to be disassembled without wreaking it. Many lower end clocks are not meant to be taken apart.
Very carefully drill a hole in the centre of the hub cap. I initially used a small bit and worked my way larger.
The hub cap surface is very smooth and thus hard for paint to adhere to. I raided my wife’s nail polish collection and found a suitable red.
The final result. Not bad for a sub $10 investment.