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Center Cap

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by landtoy80, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. landtoy80

    landtoy80

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    My center cap for the wheel fell off crossing a RR track. I went to pick it up and some one ran it over. Where can I get a used one cheap?
    kurt
     
  2. Rogue

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    Ditch 'em. They only degrade performance. Removal will shed at least a pound.
     
  3. landtoy80

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    I live in the rust belt. As rust is heaver than clean steel, over time the hubs will add back the weight of the center cap.
    kurt
     
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    Kurt

    It turns out that your motto (signature line) is true after all:

    "What you don't have is your own fault"

    You should have dived in front of the oncoming car to save it.

    I fear your only option now is to visit your dealer and buy a replacement.

    Jim
     
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    The dealer price is going to be pretty high. When I was looking to replace one I had lost, the cheapest I found them for was $45.00. I have a friend who has a wheel business and works with new car dealers. I had him look in his storage room of factory take-offs but no luck. He did find a set of factory chrome wheels, I can see if he still has them. :D I then decided to take off the other three and call it good. If you can wait a week or two I would be more than happy to send you one. I am in Vegas and they are in Phoenix. I do believe they are sun checked (faded) but there may be a good one in there somewhere.
     
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    Gave all mine away.

    Ditch them, spray some black paint on everything (including the rims :flipoff2: and go.
     
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    Jim,

    >> You should have dived in front of the oncoming car <<
    >> to save it. I fear your only option now is to visit your <<
    >> dealer and buy a replacement. <<

    But the Kurt we've come to know and love will try to carve one out of a bar of soap and paint it with moly grease. :D

    -B-
     
  8. landtoy80

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    B that is a great Idea. I have some plaster. I could make a mold and use up my Por15 and make one 8)

    I saw at the dealer that they have CHROME linners that snap on the rims. I will have to get some for the 80, that would be 8)

    I am sure uall will want to copy me so I have made plans for a GROUP BUY
    C-dan, how well do they hold up??
    kurt
     
  9. Curran

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    Three months ago, I was wheeling through the potholes of D.C. and happened to notice my DS rear center cap take a hop skip and a jump past my window and into traffic heading the other direction. I watched as an Olds crunched it. By the time I circled back around to retrieve the remains, I think that it was hit by at least one more car. The thing was battered, scraped, and cracked. I threw it in the rear and was going to give it a proper burial in the basement with the old springs, bumpers, running boards and what not until I called the local dealer about a replacement. [ :eek: whole lotta $$$ :eek: ]. So I pulled the thing out of the truck, grabbed some duck tape, and super-glue necessary for proper BDAR, and went to work... but low and behold the thing snapped right back on -- no tape, no glue, nuthin'. And to this day it's holding in there like a champ.
    If you haven't noticed yet, this post has absolutely no value.
    Cheers.
    CJ
     
  10. Beowulf

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    Curran,
    Your post has a *lot* of value. It gives a ray of hope to Kurt and his bar of soap. :D
    -B-
     
  11. landtoy80

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    I installed rear brakes and... thats right, I drove to work and back home,
    one CENTER CAP IS MISSING :crybaby:

    I have no $$ after fixing the brakes and need a cap.

    I guess I could drive just down the road from Safari LTD or Slee's , put a board in the road and wait for an 80 to hit it and loose a cap or two:D
     
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    Go to Ebay. Buy a set of four knock offs for $100. Put new shiny caps on your cruiser.
     
  13. jamisobe

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    The hubs will still rust with caps (not as fast). Use rustoleum rust reformer/paint on the hubs.