Thank you very much for the info. I have a slew of books, but I don't have the one's you mentioned. If you could post a picture, that would be helpful.I looked at the 1970 Mustang Prices page (34) of the 70 Mustang Illustrated Facts Book and it lists only two $26.00 wheel cover options:
1. Trim Rings/Hub Caps (Std. Boss 302, No Cost on Grande and Mach 1)
2. Wheel Covers (Std. on Grande, N.S. on Boss 302 or Mach 1)
The sports wheel covers (Std. on Mach 1) are listed, but would have cost $32.00.
The difference between the shallow and deep sports wheel covers is engine size. 302 and 351C-2V got the shallow ones, 351C-4V and 428CJ/SCJ got the deep ones.
By deduction, it seems the wheel cover your car came with is #2, and is the standard wheelcover used on the 1970 Grande', which is not a hubcap/trim ring and not a Mach 1-style sports wheel.
I don't know if you have either of these books, but I believe I've found photos of the wheelcover:
Mustang Does It! page 170 (top)
Mustang Recognition Guide page 172 (bottom)
70 Mustang Illustrated Facts Book page 5 (Hardtop, top)
It's a full-face hubcap and considered an upgrade over the base 10.5" "dogdish" cap with no trim ring.
Out of time but can provide scans later if you don't have any of those books.
I bought my first 70 GT vert in 75 from the original owner, an egnineering associate. He had ordered it new. His wife became the primary driver when he got his super hot Mopar! She ground the edges off the stainless trim rings, the rims with the balance weights and through the F70 sidewalls. I bought the battered original in 75 for $625! Oh by the way it was the only Ford I saw that had a destroyed automatic! The yellow with laser vert sold me! Yes those were original 7" wheels, the ground down trim rings and all!Slim - Were your Torino's all original or partially restored when you purchased them, or did you order them new? It is interesting that you have two cars with 7" rims. However, I have seen many examples of people who purchased these cars new, discarded the original rims for Magnum 500's, Cragers, or something else then the new owner in the 80's put orginal Ford rims back on the car. Many people put the 7" rims back on the car.
My point is that I am trying to find hard evidence one way or the other.
I've always been a fan of these wheel covers. My '72 Mach 1 had a very similar design, but it was a brighter silver. A great alternative to Magnum 500's in my opinion. Many of these were destroyed by clueless mechanics putting an air wrench to sping the hub cap lug nuts.hope this helps.