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Offline donagh

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Center caps for Fuchs
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:58:13 AM »
Anyone have any experience with placing centre caps on Fucks.  I'm stuck due to the dust caps.  I have made one work with some massaging with a hammer but can't make the other work with the speedo cable in it.  I have used spacers but I'm can't put any more on due to wheel well space.  This is on a 61 bus with a stock beam on adjusters with a arkewlds disk brake conversion.

Insanely frustrating, any ideas???

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Don

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Re: Center caps for Fuchs
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 02:17:29 PM »
I ground off the end of my speedo cable. Fits nice now.

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Re: Center caps for Fuchs
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 03:49:12 PM »
The issue is the dust cap, if I take the duct cap off it works but then no speedo.  I need to either get someone to cut out a cm or so and weld up or come up with another creative plan.  Seems like this should be a common issue with so many aftermarket wheels on vw's??

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Re: Center caps for Fuchs
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 05:48:55 PM »
I chucked my dust cap in the lathe, and just cut however much I needed off the bottom. Yes, you lose the lip normally used to remove the cap...but a set of channel locks held onto the dust cap lightly, and a tap from a hammer, always popped it right off.

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Re: Center caps for Fuchs
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 08:52:09 AM »
Thank you Dave, this makes sense.  Now anyone in Vancouver have a lathe I cut utilze?  or advice on where I could get this done?  Beer or cash??

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Re: Center caps for Fuchs
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 10:45:35 AM »
Anyone?

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Re: Center caps for Fuchs
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 12:28:47 PM »
I've used these guys before, West 3rd and Manitoba in Vancouver. Make sure you explain what you want, and get a price on what it's going to cost. I've not had a problem, but once got a reason why they should have charged more.... they didn't as the price was on the work order.
http://www.smithindustriesltd.com/en/
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