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Retroing Subaru center caps to other wheels


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#1 Skip

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 12:24 PM

This mod was done to mount Subaru center caps
on Peugeot 15" alloys. The center caps were from
EA82 wheels.

I believe other caps will fit and other wheels (Enkei's) can use this
adaptation. Simply hold a center cap over the opening to
check fit, if it covers the opening you are good to go.

These center caps are made from stainless steel, therefore
you can "stud weld" a stud to them.
http://www.machinede.../bdefj3_28.html
Most good body shops and sign shops have stud welding equipment.

I used 10-24 x 0.75" SS studs welded to the inside center of the cap.

This afforded a place to fasten an aluminum "wing nut" of sorts.

I used cardboard to make a template of the wing shape. It should just about
span the opening of the wheel (wedging on the inside lip of the wheel opening)
and have a flat in the center.

I band sawed 0.090 Al plate for the wing and break formed it
to fit my template. (obviously you will need four of these)

I then drilled a clearance hole for the 10-24 stud in the center of this flat.

Hold center cap centered over hole, bend tabs as necessary to achieve
centering. Place wing on stud and secure with nut and lock washer.

I also use a small dollop of silicon sealer on the nut/threads to act as lock tight.

These have been on for well over 6 months and have never worked loose.
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Please email me if you have any questions.
BTW
Tires are 225/50 R15"

#2 baccaruda

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 02:46 PM

cool! can you take a picture of the cap itself to illustrate your desctiption?

#3 Qman

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 06:51 PM

I wondered how you did that. I saw the centers when you posted the same pic in the lights post a little while back.


Good job!

#4 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 05:49 AM

hmmmmmmm I have some good caps floating around and some gen 1, 4 hole alloys floating around........ I like your idea Skip!!! now I can replace the awful centercaps on those things cause they aren't the original caps!

#5 Skip

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for the props guys.

Andy, next time I have a wheel off I'll get some picts.

#6 baccaruda

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 08:11 PM

shanks shkip

Thanks for the props guys.

Andy, next time I have a wheel off I'll get some picts.






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