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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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I had stainless steel wheel covers on my dually, they came with pop-out centers, but that still left a sharp edge on the hole that you had to reach into to get to the lockout hub... so I made an extention out of PVC pipe and a cap... easy to work with, and left a nice 'knob' sticking out of the hub cap that was easy to twist with gloves on in cold weather...
I used a hole saw to fit 1 1/4" pipe to make the hole in the hub cover. I used a peice of 1 1/4 PVC pipe about 5" long, notched the end to fit over the lock out hub center, and cut it off so it just stuck out of the hub cap enough to glue the pipe cap onto it... I cut the pipe cap down so it had about 1/2 of the original 'glue' surface, and used the 'ring' that was cut off to act as a retainer ring on the inside, glued in place. Then the shortened pipe cap was glued on the out side, making my pvc hub extention captive in the removeable hub cap center, can't fall out, and seated into the lock out hub nicely... worked slick for years on my old Chevy truck, and on my F350 too... untill I knocked it off getting to close to something one day, smashing it to bits... sorry no pictures, but could get some if there is intrest...
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