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1967 Bolt On Aluminum Wheel Center Cap

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I bought a "suction cup" device from LICS - would think you could devise something similar using any kind of suction device - or use a very thinly tapered screw driver and protect with a cloth
 

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I bought a "suction cup" device from LICS - would think you could devise something similar using any kind of suction device - or use a very thinly tapered screw driver and protect with a cloth

The very thin screw driver with padding is what I do on mine. Works just fine for me.
 
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I've been down that road many times, and the best tool I've found for removing my bolt-on caps is an ordinary seal puller; I just stick a rag behind it where it touches the wheel, give it a yank, and the "hawk bill" under a fin on the sunburst cap pops it right off. Anything else is an exercise in frustration, especially the screwdriver routine. :)



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67 Bolt On Alum Wheel Center Cap Removal

Hi John,

I was reading your reply to a question about the removal of the center cap on 1967 bolt on wheels. I used a screw driver the first time and was kind of disapointed on how it worked. I could see damage happening if I kept doing it that way. I saw the tool in the pic you sent, went to Sears and bought it for a little over 6 bucks and let me tell you.....it worked like butter. Wonderful!!! It couldn't have been easier. Thank you very, very much.

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Glad I could help - the last thing you want is to break one of the fins, with the starburst caps going for $250+ each these days. :)
 

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Great question,I've taken mine off many times w/screw drivers and have scraped up the surfaces behind the cap. Never thought about asking for a better way to do it.Thats what I like about this forum,a wealth off knowledge.
How many sets of clips have you used,it seems like every time I take my caps off,I break at least 1 out off the 4.And at $16/set of 4..
JohnZ,thanks for your idea.
 

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