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Old 02-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #181 (permalink)
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I like it

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I like your idea - very clever
how is it working?

I have had rust issues with my pans - fixed with a little spray paint
but thought you might have a lot of salt on the roads of Alaska

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Old 02-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #182 (permalink)
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not too well

I wasn't going to say anything but, I lost 2 covers in about 2 weeks roughly 1000 miles of driving (glad they were cheap). however it was always the same wheel that it came off of so maybe bent rim? I ended up finding a threaded hole right in the middle of my front hub and back hubs so I was able to put a 3 inch bolt right in the middle of each pan to hold them on.....I haven't lost any that way
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Make sure that you're not exposing the wheel bearings by using those holes.
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how does plugging a threaded hole with a bolt expose bearings?
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Threaded hole in center of hub = probably behind bearing dust caps.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:03 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Veryyyyy pretty. Elegant too.

Since I am paranoid and you are using one bolt, I would use "reverse thread" bolts on one side of the car in order to insure that they don't "spin off" at speed.

Does that make sense?

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i drove it today and they were making noise when i hit bumps so i had to notch the pans around the wheel weights if they still make noise i will put like 6 blobs of silicone around the edges of the pans. i don't want to do it because it will be a pain to get off. i think the reverse thread is a good idea. I'm not sure what will have more force acceleration or braking.
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...maybe a "ring" of velcro around the whole wheel-rim lip? Should provide both "connection" as well as "movement" capabilities???
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:11 PM   #190 (permalink)
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Might be able to use nylock nuts to prevent them from coming off too... guess it depends on how often you expect to take them off.

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