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Old 02-13-2018, 09:24 AM   #1
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Stock hub caps on smoothies

Anyone ever adapted stock hub caps on a set of smoothies? I think I have seen it done but was wondering how the hub cap is retained. I was thinking of using the 1936-1963 retainers bolted to the wheels for the caps. i would have to drill the wheels, but it might work. Anything easier? Thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:30 AM   #2
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Re: Stock hub caps on smoothies

Oh yeah, it's been done quite a bit. There are cap clips made for doing exactly this. I use the Mobsteel clips on mine, but I drilled and tapped my holes instead of using the hardware they provided. These clips are decent, but deform a bit each time you pull the cap off. I always have to bend them back out before I put the caps back on. So far haven't lost a cap yet though in one year. There are even nicer clips made by a guy on Instagram w/ username struggle_55. They are called Cap Clips and have very good reviews. They are twice the price of the Mobsteel clips though, which is why I tried those first. If I ever need new clips, I will go with Cap Clips.



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Old 02-13-2018, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Stock hub caps on smoothies

How many threads are engaged on those wheel studs?

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How many threads are engaged on those wheel studs?
Same as stock, those are just deeper acorn style lug nuts.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:06 PM   #5
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Re: Stock hub caps on smoothies

Those look just like VW hub cap clips, cant see how much MS is charging but hope its not more than $1 a piece

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/De...ID=111601131WW
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Those look just like VW hub cap clips, cant see how much MS is charging but hope its not more than $1 a piece

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/De...ID=111601131WW
Interesting note about those particular VW clips, they are JUNK! I had some of those left over from my Beetle build and figured I'd use those. Every single one broke within the first few cap on/off cycles. I afterwards read many complaints on those clips on the VW forum. Those are Brasilian made clips. The Germain ones are supposedly better but I never tried them.
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