Patent Number: 6,168,243

Title: Hubcap protective device

Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a wheel cover locking device which includes a flexible cable 18 having one end attached to the wheel cover 12 of a car 14 and the other end of the cable 18 attached to and around the wheel lug 24 of the wheel 30 of the car 14. The end of the cable which is attached to the wheel lug 24 includes an annular fitting 20 for being bolted onto the lug bolt 24 by the lug nut 22. The other end of the cable 18 passes through and is attached to the wheel cover 12 by means 16 which secure it to the hubcap. This prevents the wheel cover 12 from being removed from the car 14 without totally destroying the wheel cover 12 or, at the minimum, making a large and noticeable hole in the wheel cover 12 which would detract from its street value and thereby discourage theft of the wheel cover 12.

Inventors: Abrahams; Paul McWhinnie (Laurelton, NY)


International Classification: B60B 7/00 (20060101); B60B 7/16 (20060101); B60B 007/16 (); B60B 007/00 (); F16B 041/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018