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willowbilly3 05-30-2005 02:51 AM

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I have had this idea for a long time so Saturday I picked up a couple early 80s Ford aluminum aircleaner lids. I cleaned this one up a little with some B-12 and fine steel wool. Then just laid the old spinner on for the pic. First problem is with a stock wheel the front hub hits and holds it out just a little. I had thought I could mount them with the hubcap mounting thingy for the center screw like my 88 Merc has but that thing holds the cover out almost 2 inches. Maybe cut out the center for some sort of cone, or take it out to the hubcap bumps and use a dogdish cap. Any ideas? comments?

baddbob 05-30-2005 07:10 AM

Find a wheel with a little less backspacing and your clearance problems should be solved, Fab up a center mounted bracket for attachment similar to those found on the wirewheel covers of the eighties, you might also need 3 or 4 rim screws.

willowbilly3 05-30-2005 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by baddbob
Find a wheel with a little less backspacing and your clearance problems should be solved, Fab up a center mounted bracket for attachment similar to those found on the wirewheel covers of the eighties, you might also need 3 or 4 rim screws.

That was pretty much what I was thinking except on the front of my rpu I don't want a wide or dished out rim.

crazy larry 05-30-2005 09:33 PM

looks good man'. :thumbup:

packratwrecker 05-31-2005 08:19 PM

May not be the look you are wanting, but what about cutting the center, and fitting in a GM rally sombero, then putting the spinners on them?

willowbilly3 06-01-2005 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by packratwrecker
May not be the look you are wanting, but what about cutting the center, and fitting in a GM rally sombero, then putting the spinners on them?

I am still playing with it. I was thinking something like a dogdish center. I have a couple sets of early 50s Ford script caps. I need to find more aircleaner lids so I can experiment. Right now I have 2 but they are common, and most junkyards around here don't even charge for stuff like that.


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