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Old 04-25-2005, 01:08   #1 (permalink)
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gt/gs centre cap question

when i got my centre caps rechromed (original gs/gt style ones on a superbird) the chromer had to remove the centre to chrome them. only thing is - how are they supposed to be put back on? looks to me the only way is four screws in from behind? any of you guys done this before (see pics)
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Re: gt/gs centre cap question

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when i got my centre caps rechromed (original gs/gt style ones on a superbird) the chromer had to remove the centre to chrome them. only thing is - how are they supposed to be put back on? looks to me the only way is four screws in from behind? any of you guys done this before (see pics)
mate if he took them apart, get him to put them back together.
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Re: gt/gs centre cap question

Bloody good question.GT Performance in Melbourne might know.They sell reproduction GT centres for these caps so maybe they know how to attach them.The caps are the same even though the centres differ and I'm pretty sure that both types of centres attach in the same way.
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Pretty sure they are riveted on originally.....
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Bloody good question.GT Performance in Melbourne might know.They sell reproduction GT centres for these caps so maybe they know how to attach them.The caps are the same even though the centres differ and I'm pretty sure that both types of centres attach in the same way.
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Re: gt/gs centre cap question

Hey it looks like the guy broke them on you?? I'm pretty sure that the Centre Pieces are mean't to have studs cast into them that are peened down once pressed through the holes...That is how the similar XA/XB GT Caps are done.
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Re: gt/gs centre cap question

i have original GS caps on my GT and are exactly as lukeh described. a mate of mine had the same for his GT but pulled the GS caps off and got the spacers and GT caps. he just used screws to hold the new caps in place.
you may have to drill the original rivet out and then use screws to hold them on.
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Re: gt/gs centre cap question

There's not alot of meat on the cap, woul dbe best to drill and tap the bosses? and put a small bolt in with lock tight?

BTW how much did it cost to get them re-cromed?
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Re: gt/gs centre cap question

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when i got my centre caps rechromed (original gs/gt style ones on a superbird) the chromer had to remove the centre to chrome them. only thing is - how are they supposed to be put back on? looks to me the only way is four screws in from behind? any of you guys done this before (see pics)

Just bought a set of re-chromed GS caps on ebay and the centre cap
appears to have been siliconed back into place. They used good stuff and lots of it and wont be coming off in a hurry. It covered the entire back
of the centre and up the sides of the housing abouy 1 cm.
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Just bought a set of re-chromed GS caps on ebay and the centre cap
appears to have been siliconed back into place. They used good stuff and lots of it and wont be coming off in a hurry. It covered the entire back
of the centre and up the sides of the housing abouy 1 cm.
You know,that is'nt as bodgy as it sounds...Silicone can be very strong !!
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