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Removable hubcaps/dog dish caps

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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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Posted · Report post

Cool

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

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

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

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That's very helpful. Thanks for sharing

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

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