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Hub caps for front axle

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Ppilotmike, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Oct 18, 2004
    Ppilotmike

    Ppilotmike old JEEPer

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    Hi all Ive been busy and the Jeep has been parked but I'm back in Ca for the winter and would like to finish my wheel change project. I have a pair of hub caps for the back and now need to find something for the front. The problem is the locking hubs, they stick out to far for the stockers to work and I'm not willing to cut the centers out of them. I wonder if anyone has ever cut a set of baby moons out with any success? Any thoughts are welcome. I wonder what Jeep did back in the 70's to remedy this problem?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    look here: http://community.webshots.com/user/jpflat2a
    click on hubcaps
    remember, locking hubs weren't factory
    where you been? missed you at the Jeep show yesterday
    got any pics of what you are using?
    I might have something
     
  3. Oct 19, 2004
    Boyink

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    There were baby moons with holes in the center.

    I had at full set at one point - enough for the trailer and Jeep, but didn't like the way they looked.

    Dale Bruns has them on his Tux 6 now:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oct 19, 2004
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    That's not Dale or Dale's Jeep.

    His isn't a Tux...
     
  5. Oct 19, 2004
    Boyink

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    Doh...brain saw one thing and hand clicked another.

    Now I can't recall whose 6 that is...

    Ya know...we switched to half-caf coffee and I think I can tell.. :rofl:
     
  6. Oct 19, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    those look like moons with trim rings
    ppilotmike
    I have a new pair that the centers have been cut out of, and trim moulding applied around the openings
    I will post pics of what I have in the next day or two
     
  7. Oct 19, 2004
    timgr

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    Jim has a lot of stuff - send him a PM. I just bought a pair like you describe from him. Haven't arrived yet, but I already have one dinged-up one. The item for the 6-lug wheels is supposedly different from that for the 5-lug, and one won't fit the other. If you can find a full set of solid ones, you can cut the center out of the pair for the front. Seems a shame though - the hole on the factory cap has a nice rolled edge. I have enough RWB caps to do that, but I'd rather spend a little more and save the emotional stress. Might be the way to go with aftermarket caps though.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    here's a pic of the 2 going to Tim
    note the raised lip around the hub opening
    these are for 6 lug or FSJ wheels
    will post other pic later
    the others with the centers cut out do not have this lip
    would anything like those pictured work for you Mike?
     
  9. Oct 19, 2004
    Ppilotmike

    Ppilotmike old JEEPer

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    Those would be perfect Jim ,let me know if you have a couple you would like to sell. Mike
     
  10. Oct 20, 2004
    Kodiak12060

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    What about caps like these? I've seen theseon CJ5's also.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Mike, here are pics of what I have
    the group of 4 have had the centers cut out, then trim moulding applied around the sharp circle edge
    the other pair are factory cut; they have a small crown or raised portion around the center lip; don't know if this pair will work with your wheels
    pm if interested
     
  12. Oct 21, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    a couple more pics, but I doubt these are CJ
     

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