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what lies hither (wheel related question) ?? by exoticse
Started on: 04-20-2014 09:36 PM
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Report this Post04-20-2014 09:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anybody know what lies beneath this cap on the fronts for the fiero wheels ?? does the cover need to be there for some reason or just cosmetic ??



is it the same as the rear (below) ?



i hope so then it is just of matter of shaving them down about 1/2 inch to get my center caps to fit on my new wheels.



Sorry pics were taken before the wheels were refinished and before the new center caps arrived.

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On the fronts, that cap is the grease cap for the wheel bearing. It keeps the dirt out since they're not sealed bearings like the rears.

Edit to add: The spindle and spindle nut is under the cap. You may be able to dent the cap inwards with a hammer to get you the clearance you need, but you can't shave the cap down.

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If you dent the cap too much, it will interfere with the end of the spindle which will then bore a hole in it and put metal shavings into your outer bearing.

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You might be able to find a shorter cap.
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Report this Post04-23-2014 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for uhlanstanClick Here to Email uhlanstanSend a Private Message to uhlanstanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Do not space the wheels out , this is the easiest fix ,but not recomended,both kit cars I helped on had the spacers behind the wheels ,
Front = Place clay or some materiel that wil compress & not expand to much
you can even use paper like school tablet writting paper,but clay is best
install cap all the way..remove cap & see how much space you have to work with!!
you now know how much space you have to work with
there are many different caps but finding one at a junk yard is difficult
you can remove the stop ring that presses into the rotor,, if careful it does not separate into 2 pieces
or hammer the cap flat & see if this works ,easy to knock it back out..
REAR = you can grind the large 30/29mm nut , rear stud down with a file or dremel, then use a thead file or file to recut threads,the rear is easy to do with a saw,dremel or airtool,just time consumming
or use Die to recut threads ,you can use a power saw,hack saw ,or using care go slow with a dremel with one of the fiber disc cutter,s on it,you will break many of the disc,wear eye protection ,needed here..
it is difficult to find different front bearing cap at salvage yard to fit with out modification,you will probably have to grind/cut stud down & rethread,but I would try to modify tin bearing cap,if possible ,use liquid nails/construction adhesive to hold in place
do not fear to bevel front stud & correct threads if this will work..I think the front cap is a close fit & you will have to cut stud

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