Installing center caps

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  1. HOGDADDY

    HOGDADDY Veteran Member

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    Ok I got another cap incoming.
    I wonder how hard it would be to take off the plastic flat caps and add the raised bowtie covers from the member here that has them?
    Maybe they will come off with a little heat applied?
     
  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Apply heat on the inside then clean up the hard glue. I just used a good hair dryer.
     
  3. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I used a hair dryer also.

    I assume you have 1st or 2nd design GM caps and not the cheap reproductions...it wouldn't make a lot of sense to add the raised Bowties to the repros...
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  4. kenny77

    kenny77 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I had good luck getting a set of NOS Z28 ones for my 5 spoke wheels. I had to pull the tabs through the wheels to snug them down flush....without beating on them.
    My originals were fine until some tire installer googan bashed them up.
     
  5. HOGDADDY

    HOGDADDY Veteran Member

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    The original 4 nos caps I got on Ebay for $80 which was a steal even if one was defective. I paid almost that much for the nos replacement cap alone.
    I will pull them tabs thru wheels when I install them.

    I am also thinking of painting the wheels red like an 80 z28 but using the earlier bowtie caps on my 80 RS. The are currently a dark grey.
    Does anybody have any thoughts on this? Pics?
     

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