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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

Hi there
does anybody know if some one makes rear axle cover, before I try machining one up.
I am running 944 spares (like the Porsche outlaws on my 65)
in the fronts I chromed the dust covers to match the polished wheel.
for the back I tried a chrome axle nut and it just didn't cut it.
you can see my front wheel with the chromed cap
and the next picture id not great but it shows just a black nut on the rear
thanks for any help
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

I've seen one outlaw 356 with the covers made out of an old muffin tin found at the second hand store
or measure the hole size and look for a press in cover. I sourced some for mine on ebay.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

60ragtop wrote:
I've seen one outlaw 356 with the covers made out of an old muffin tin found at the second hand store
or measure the hole size and look for a press in cover. I sourced some for mine on ebay.


ok thanks i'll see what I can find
do you have pics of yours on?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

That cover begs to be spun from stainless steel sheet and polished....or die-stamped...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

They make covers for the rear axle bolt on motorcycles. Search eBay and you might find what you need in the correct 36mm size.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

^ ha Keith.. ya...just beat me to it.. Wink

Think.. 2 wheels and chrome...

Lots of motorcycle dress parts are simple nut covers..

Harley 36mm nut covers..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drag-Specialties-Hotop-Des...mp;vxp=mtr


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

Dr OnHolliday wrote:
That cover begs to be spun from stainless steel sheet and polished....or die-stamped...


I kind of agree with you, we have lids spun for us from a shop but I'm pretty sure they won't just do a small job for me. I was going to use aluminum out of a solid bar that flares in behind the wheel

but for a quick fix I may look in to bike parts.
I had no idea they used a 36mm thanks guys that's perfect
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

Stop in at any major truckstop along most any interstate highway, and you'll probably find what I found: The cheapy chrome lugnut covers for 18 wheelers fit the VW rear axel nut perfectly (and their bumper bolt covers fit VW lug bolts as well). You probably can't read the price tag on the one I'm holding in this pic, it's 59

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

^Ken,I'm kind of in the same boat,followed your link and 'Oh I think not". A wee bit pricey mate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

Scott65Beetle wrote:
^Ken,I'm kind of in the same boat,followed your link and 'Oh I think not". A wee bit pricey mate.


There are cheaper alternatives... now that you know what to look for..

Use a chrome easter eggs... well half of one.. Laughing

The Dorman help line at most parts houses hav dust caps that WILL work

http://www.dormanproducts.com/gsearch.aspx?type=keyword&origin=keyword&q=dust+cap

Specifically http://www.dormanproducts.com/p-1477-13976.aspx?origin=keyword

Just use some high strength RTV , let cure and done..

Plus Exactly as tunes mentioned..
Semi trucks also have BIG NUTS and truckers love chrome too.



I was raised in a trucking family with... big nuts..... Laughing ... I even added truck lug caps to my caps..

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anybody make a rear axle nut cover? Reply with quote

the semi ones may almost be perfect
awesome thanks
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