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'82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 02:12PM

With all the talk about wheels and since this seems to be the most popular wheel for LM Corvairs - does anyone know of good aftermarket center caps for the '82-'92 Z-28 & RS wheels? The factory caps break and the aftermarket copies are huge expensive and flimsy sinces they don't have the metal insert. I think I have 5 sets of these wheels and only one set has center caps.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:32PM

This is what I found for the center caps of my car's wheels. They look great on the car.

Not sure if they would fit Z28 wheels.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

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1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:34PM

Those won't fit the Z-28 wheels.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:34PM

I thought that same thing just as you posted.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:55PM

Hi Joel, I am not familiar with those caps, but when I have flimsy or weak plastic parts and can get at the back, I lay in a couple layers of fiberglass cloth. Makes parts as strong as steel.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:00PM

Good idea J.O. but I don't think it will work here. They have plastic tabs that break off. These from Speedway look like they have the metal clips but I doubt it.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 05, 2019 06:05PM

Thanks for the pic, now I know what you are talking about. Looks like anther Casting project for AZ Dave, then they can have the metal clips cast in where they belong. Probably a lot bigger market than the lenses.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: 66Monza140 ()
Date: February 05, 2019 06:41PM

Found these with the metal tabs:Z28 center caps

I need a set for mine too..

"Give'r hell 'til you see God, then back'er down a notch"

'66 Monza 140 4 sp w/A/C...
Western VT

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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 05, 2019 07:03PM

The metal clips, if correctly designed perform two roles. First, they snap-in to retain the cap into the wheel, Second, they insert far enough so that the center hub of the axle slides into the center of the cap when installed, so the cap cannot be removed while the wheel is fully installed on the car. Anti-theft device.

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Re: '82-'92 Z-28 center caps
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 05, 2019 07:39PM

66Monza140 Wrote:
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> Found these with the metal tabs:Z28 center caps
>
> I need a set for mine too..



Anyone tried them?????

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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