Patent Number: 6,254,195

Title: Vehicle wheel simulator attaching apparatus

Abstract: A wheel simulator attaching apparatus (10) for a vehicle and more particularly to a truck wheel (20) that is fastened to the truck wheel with studs (22) and lug nuts (24). A decorative wheel simulator (26) is mounted over the truck wheel with bores (28) that are aligned with the studs and its outer periphery touches the wheel rim. Retaining extensions (30) align with the bores, and are threaded onto the studs. A hex nut (42) or lock ring (44) is attached to the retaining extension that includes external threads, in the preferred embodiment, and holds the simulator against the wheel rim in an adjustable manner. A second embodiment utilizes an integral head (48) on the extension and one or more flat washers (50) height for adjustment.

Inventors: Plumer; Mark J. (Pacific Palisades, CA)


International Classification: B60B 7/00 (20060101); B60B 7/14 (20060101); B60B 007/14 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018