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center caps won't fit over dust caps, suggestions?
« on: June 26, 2010, 02:45:42 PM »
I got my new wheels on, and tried putting the center caps in place.  The rear ones went on no problem, but the front ones don't seem to clear the dust caps.  It looks like the retaining clip is actually hitting the dust cap, but without the retaining clip, I'm afraid the caps will fall off.  Any suggestions?

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Re: center caps won't fit over dust caps, suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 03:45:46 PM »
I used a dremel tool to grind out the inner diameter.  Grind to the lip and you should be good to go.

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Re: center caps won't fit over dust caps, suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 04:12:07 PM »
That's a good idea.  Thanks, I think i'm going to try that.
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Re: center caps won't fit over dust caps, suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 08:21:31 AM »
the dust cover on my 79 is lot shorter then what you have.  this is the only pic I have , but you can see it's shorter

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Re: center caps won't fit over dust caps, suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 01:30:29 PM »
Mine are also a lot shorter.  I got mine in the "help" section at Autozone.  I think they were $3.99 each, if you didn't want to cut the retaining ring of your new caps. 

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Re: center caps won't fit over dust caps, suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 02:17:01 PM »
there you go , thats what I have on mine. 
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