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Old 04-11-2009, 06:58 PM   #15
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That could be the difference. I believe my full wheel covers that it came with were orig. to it as it was an Ohio build. I wish I could figure out a way to keep from loseing one. I thought about thin ga. stainless wire around the wheel clips to the cover in three spots. But I'll take my chances. Thanks for the reply. Robert
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #16
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Was there an option for full covers or baby moons in 71 as I have seen both and owners say they are original. Robert
What do the "full covers" you speak of look like?
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:33 PM   #17
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Sorry mabey I wasen't clear as to what I had. Just run of the mill caps. Robert
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That could be the difference. I believe my full wheel covers that it came with were orig. to it as it was an Ohio build. I wish I could figure out a way to keep from loseing one. I thought about thin ga. stainless wire around the wheel clips to the cover in three spots. But I'll take my chances. Thanks for the reply. Robert
If you want to be absolutely guaranteed to not lose hubcaps here is how to do it.

Drill a small hole thru the edge of the cap into the wheel rim and put in a stainless steel screw. Do this at 2 or 3 spots around the wheel. I guarantee the hubcap will stay on.

This does not harm the wheel or tire in any way. For many years this was the only way to install "moon disc" hubcaps and they used them on 200 MPH race cars.

You will want to mark the hubcap so you can put it back on the same wheel in the same position or the screw holes will not line up.

Carry a screwdriver in your too kit in case you need to change a tire.
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Drill a small hole thru the edge of the cap into the wheel rim and put in a stainless steel screw. Do this at 2 or 3 spots around the wheel. I guarantee the hubcap will stay on.

This does not harm the wheel or tire in any way. For many years this was the only way to install "moon disc" hubcaps and they used them on 200 MPH race cars.
Into the rim? The same part of the rim that holds the air in? How does this work?

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Into the rim? The same part of the rim that holds the air in? How does this work?

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Like I said, they do it on 200 MPH race cars.

The screw should be just long enough to go thru the steel rim. It will not hurt the tire or leak if it sticks into the rubber.

Put in 2 or 3 screws. Use stainless ones, they will match the chrome and will not rust.

Keep a screwdriver in your tool kit in case you need to change a tire.
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I am very tempted to try this but I would like to know what size screws you would recommend? I am sure this problem has shown up with orginal hubcaps for classic cars.

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#8, 3/4" long self tapping screws.
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Bertro-- suggestion on where to buy these?

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Sorry mabey I wasen't clear as to what I had. Just run of the mill caps. Robert
I haven't seen full covers like these that would fit mine..any idea where something similar can be ordered???
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