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Old 08-28-2005, 21:36   #1 (permalink)
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12 slotter centres

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I found at my 12 slotters at the front had cracks in them...they were cracked from the slot to the centrewhen the wheel hub goes on. They were a death trap waiting to happen!!!

Anyway, i went and got two more without centres. Now, the centres I had from my cracked rims dont fit my new ones...the backing plate and the chrome cap (dog bowl type thing) doesnt fit in the centre of the new wheel - it is a few mm too big. Should I just bash it in, or are there different size 12 slotter backing plates and caps?

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I found at my 12 slotters at the front had cracks in them...they were cracked from the slot to the centrewhen the wheel hub goes on. They were a death trap waiting to happen!!!

Anyway, i went and got two more without centres. Now, the centres I had from my cracked rims dont fit my new ones...the backing plate the chrome cap (dog bowl type thing) does fit in the centre of the new wheel - it is a few mm too big. Should I just bash it in, or are there different size 12 slotter backing plates and caps?

thanks
The "better" twelve slots, including the factory ones dont need a retainer for the hubcaps. They just have 3 little bumps and you tap the cap onto the wheel itself.
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The "better" twelve slots, including the factory ones dont need a retainer for the hubcaps. They just have 3 little bumps and you tap the cap onto the wheel itself.

thanks but that doesnt answer my question!
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Re: 12 slotter centres

Yer, my 12 slotters have those humps, therefore don’t need retainers, I have seen a few different styles of caps, so I would guess that there are different sizes, as long as you weren’t going to take the caps off, it would be fine, actually better so ppl cant pinch them.

Yer I know I didn’t really answer the question.
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Re: 12 slotter centres

yes there are many different centers and backing plates, I remember a great deal of fustration trying to find four caps for my 12 slots. I eventually gave up on the dog bowl type and used the other center caps.

Try bashing it if you want ( i did) but you will probably have no luck ( i didnt!)

(i have a box of these dog bowl center caps that i dont want, but like everything else i own they are buried in the shed somewhere..)
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oi 73gscoupe, what centre caps do u have on your car,

chrome

or

the other plain plastic looking ones, off like xd,xe,xf?
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thanks but that doesnt answer my question!
Mabye not, but you could infer from it that not all hupcaps and centres are the same. Does your question have an answer? YES: They dont FIT!!!
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Mabye not, but you could infer from it that not all hupcaps and centres are the same. Does your question have an answer? YES: They dont FIT!!!

xcgxl - this is my question

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Should I just bash it in, or are there different size 12 slotter backing plates and caps?

your two posts have not addressed it.
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yes there are many different centers and backing plates, I remember a great deal of fustration trying to find four caps for my 12 slots. I eventually gave up on the dog bowl type and used the other center caps.

Try bashing it if you want ( i did) but you will probably have no luck ( i didnt!)

(i have a box of these dog bowl center caps that i dont want, but like everything else i own they are buried in the shed somewhere..)
Yeah tried bashing - need a fair bit of force!!

I think I have found a set that *may* fit. they are smaller diameter (by about 10mm) than mine, if they dont they were only $20 odd a throw so its no great loss...will chuck em up on ebay and should get my money back.

otherwise, I am just going to have my larger retainers pressed into the wheel. My local steel works will do this for a few $$. problem is i am worried if I take this option that the retainer is too deep and the cap will site too far out on the wheel...

meh ... will see what happens.
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Old 08-30-2005, 00:20   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 12 slotter centres

Pic of wheels below, center caps are original ones off my car. They are chrome, not like the later plastic ones.

i think these look way better than the other style, but its just personal preference.
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