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Old 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?
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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.
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:39 AM
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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.
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:33 PM
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looks good man'.
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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?
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Old 06-01-2005, 02:46 AM
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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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