HubCaps

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Mitsuru
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HubCaps

#1 Post by Mitsuru » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:24 pm

I purchased Mk2 VW Golf wheel centre caps[set of 4] off Facebook Marketplace for £15. They arrived today. I popped them in the sink with piping hot water & washing powder. I kid you not the old paint & grime came off.
The photos are from the seller. The rest are after the clean I'll post later.
I did have spare 70's Austin Mini chrome hubcap in the porch. The VW centre caps with a little work squeeze into the back of the Mini hub cap. This gives me another option rather than repainting the VW centre caps. I could put a spacerbetween the Mini & VW to hold them firmly together. It would mean no need to drill a wheel for fixing hub cap clips.
Well that's the options for the Corrola to replace the tatty plastic full wheel trims. I will look at wheel colour if I get given the car when Mother gets another Volvo.
If I can find a set of VW 5x100 bolt patern then I might have do similar for the Chrysler's 16" un-molested wheels!
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Re: HubCaps

#2 Post by Mitsuru » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:36 pm

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Re: HubCaps

#3 Post by 3xpendable » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:04 pm

Any progress on the Neon?
Currently classic-less.

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Re: HubCaps

#4 Post by JPB » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:42 pm

3xpendable wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Any progress on the Neon?
I was wondering the same thing. Aron, please give us Neon updates. :thumbs:
JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
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Re: HubCaps

#5 Post by Mitsuru » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:22 pm

I'm waiting on good weather to finish off shed foundations then moving the whole lot from my parents.
There is two sodding boats to deal with this year. And I don't want the car damaged again.
I might be ending with not only the neon but with the corolla as well!
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Re: HubCaps

#6 Post by Mitsuru » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:25 pm

These mk2 Golf hub caps are made to go over 19mm wheel nuts not 21mm. Which means they are a tight fit and no chance of the mini chrome hub cap going over them!
I'll remove the VW off them before painting them. The wheels will get done in warmer weather.

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