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Old 08-23-2010, 02:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I would doubt that velcro would hold with the crazy bumps in Michigan's roads (they are rather crappppppy!)

That being said, the pans are only $3...so it really wouldn't hurt to try!
It's not the money, it's the risk of having them fly off.

Velcro could maybe be used as a back-up.

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Update:
I did some work today and got the two front wheels covered!

How to:

Examine your existing wheels.


Buy pizza pans to fit (mine were 16" but 17" would have been better), Walmart had these for $3 each:



Locate a good spot for drilling and taping bolt holes: (in my case it was the ridge in the middle of the rim)


Drill and tap 3 holes spaced 120 degrees apart (measure with protractor). I made the holes in the pizza pans first then used that as a template for the rims. I messed up the first set of holes (they were in 1/2" to far):




Attach using bolts to that mach you tap (mine was 5/16 x18 and 1" long (.5 would have worked)):





Other side of car (notice only one set of holes):


Paint insides to slow rusting, I also put a layer of clear coat on the outside.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:43 PM   #23 (permalink)
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They seemed to turn out pretty nice. I will be curious to see how they hold up. I have made one aero hubcap for my metro so far. I just laid some fiberglass down on top of the OEM hubcap and epoxied it up. I added some red paint to it for fun. The cap is not super smooth as I did no sanding or re-coating, but I think it will do the trick and it was both cheap and fast to do. I will see if I can post a picture later.
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Switch to truss-head screws for a minuscule decrease in drag.

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Switch to truss-head screws for miniscule decrease in drag. :-)
I might do that to save on/off time (can use a drill then). Do they come in galvanized?
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I might do that to save on/off time (can use a drill then). Do they come in galvanized?
I think so. You might consider stainless if they're not too expensive.
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Himm, I see a trip to the hardware store in the making......
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I used to use button heads on my go-kart, but you need an Allen wrench to use them: 5/16-18 x 5/8 Button Socket Head Hex Drive Cap Screw (Bolt) Qty (1) [BSCS51658C] - $0.16 : NutsandBolts.com
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Did you take them back off or something? when I got back from work I didn't notice them on your car....

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