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#1 Hexagram

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

Just something I came up with for a build I'm working on, couldn't decide between open steelies or hub caps. Thought I would share.

Using some small magnets I found at a LHS. I drilled a hole the size of the magnets in the centre of the rim and added some tube type evergreen to the back of my desired "dog dish". Then pushed the magnets into the hole, and locked them in place with some thin Tamiya glue. Make sure you have the opposite poles facing so the magnets stick

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The tube styrene holds the magnet in place

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The magnet in the rear rims are flush with the rim face, the magnets in the front rims stick out abit, kinda like the dust cap on the hub

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Edited by Hexagram, 29 October 2012 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

Cool

#3 Jantrix

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:53 AM

Well I've seen those magnets used for keeping doors closed but never to make hubcaps optional. Fantastic idea.

#4 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:50 AM

Cool indeed. I've never seen that one before.

#5 Mr Dedo

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

this is very helpful-will try on the '40 ford pickup by mono

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

That's very helpful. Thanks for sharing

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:37 AM

Used something like those for the doors on my 58 T-Bird