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Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 22nd 2010, 10:40pm

Got a nice set of center caps from my old '92 Astro $20 plus shipping.

Thanks, Nick.
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby kennyj » August 23rd 2010, 1:59am

Mr_Bowtie wrote:Got a nice set of center caps from my old '92 Astro $20 plus shipping.

Thanks, Nick.

I just 'shopped that onto one of of my rims.I kind of like it better than my honking chrome cap. What holds them on? Would I need special stepped lug nuts?
I've been trying to find a Bowtie :chevy: for my centers anyway.
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby TheRealDaddy » August 23rd 2010, 2:43am

The stock center caps were held on by the lug nuts but there wasn't anything special about the nuts. Acorn or acorn bulged will do and would look nice covering the end of your wheel stud to protect if from rusting.

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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 23rd 2010, 2:50am

I remember my '92 stock lugnuts had a collar to them....kind of like this design:
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What style lugnuts do you have now Kenny?
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 23rd 2010, 3:04am

OK took a pic quick of the metal tabs that keeps the center cap on...hope it helps:
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby kennyj » August 23rd 2010, 3:12am

Mr_Bowtie wrote:I remember my '92 stock lugnuts had a collar to them....kind of like this design:
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What style lugnuts do you have now Kenny?

I've just got standard steel wheel lugs. I've been wanting to get some chrome acorns anyway, that and the caps would really finish the look.
I'm guessing the caps should fit against my rims okay, the center of my rims looks like a regular steel wheel.
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 23rd 2010, 3:18am

As long as the face of the rim is wide enough...........let me go measure my caps....hang on! :D
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 23rd 2010, 3:22am

The caps are 7" wide. I would have put them on my aluminum wheels on my '96, but I like my little black caps that came with them.
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby kennyj » August 23rd 2010, 3:37am

Darn, I think they're too big. I measured the recess in the center of my rim, it's just over 6 1/2". I'm going to check again tomorrow in the daylight.
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 23rd 2010, 3:41am

That could be I remember trying my stock '96 caps on my aftermarket rims and they didn't fit. :(
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby kennyj » August 23rd 2010, 3:51pm

Good news, looks like they'll fit after all! If not I think I can make them work. Let's make a deal!
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 23rd 2010, 5:59pm

Caps are sold to Kenny the guy with the other blue Van... :lol:
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby kennyj » August 25th 2010, 8:20pm

Mr. Postman just brought me a package. :D

I'm going to wait to put these on until I get the new chrome lug nuts I ordered from ebay. So, pics to come, maybe Friday...

(Oh, and I have to get plenty of anti-sieze to put my new lug nuts on. :rofl: )


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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » August 26th 2010, 2:17am

Glad you got them safe and sound! :rockon:

Kenny is a great buyer! Fast Payment! Thanks!
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Re: Set of Black Center Caps from '92 Astro

Postby kennyj » September 10th 2011, 6:28am

It only took me a year but I finally did something with Mr Bowtie's center caps.
There's not much left of them; after i tried to fit them I didn't like how they looked on my rims. I tried cutting away the flange but then they weren't deep enough to fit the front hubs. I never liked how long my chrome caps were; it turned out the diameters matched so I cut them back about 1 1/2" , then attached the bowtie caps after cutting and shaping them.
I like how they turned out.
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