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Porsche Crest 924 hubcap on 2-litre Fuchs

Has anybody seen or heard of this trick of using a 924 center/hub cap on the 2-litre Fuchs?

I think the 924 cap would come from a Phone Dial and may require slight modification.

If you know, please advise.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-02-2002, 08:46 AM
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Yep, it's been done a couple times...

This is how I did it once:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/MotorCity/mmueller/center_cap1.jpg

A few others have had different ideas and have improved upon my first attempt.
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Thanks Mike-

Recently I saw a photo where they had used the flatter style 924 center with the Porsche crest ingraved. .....anybody know about this?
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Anyone have some photographs of what this looks like?
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The solution I'm looking for might be a 944 center on 4-lug Fuchs...?

It's flat w/ engraved crest.

I too would really like to see pix as I cannot find the ones I mentioned above from some Ebay item.
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These?
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YES ^^^ that's it! Do you know what center was used?
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It does not look like that cap would clear the front grease cap. I could be wrong as I have not had a set of fuchs for a long time, but I know the grease cap sticks out on Mahle and Pedrini wheels.

I think that cap is the "flat" wheel cap like design 90s and later wheels.
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Incredible wheels, Rusty! Were they done by Wheel Enhancement? They resemble the anodized finish that I've noted in some of their ads. Got a pic of them on your car? Bob
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Oh those aren't my wheels. They are the ones Jubal was talking about seeing for sale on eBay. They sold for a wee bit over $600.

They do look nice, but I wondered about the grease cap also....
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These may be American Eagle's knockoffs with the black painted
Wurth silver ( I was thinking about doing that). That would give you other options as the hole is different diameter and offset.
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Here is the original auction...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1845260495

I guess someone could ask the seller...
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914/924 Center Caps

Mike had the original idea... and I kind of adapted it for my 74 Limited Edition car.

I thought I had posted a tech article on how to do it. Maybe it's still on my system and not uploaded. I'll check when I get home.

-Rusty
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The pix Rusty posted is what I'm looking for. I don't think they're knock-offs.

I got my hands on a center like that shown (from Phone-Dial). Held it up to the Fuchs on my car and looks like the grease-cap will be a clearance promlem but the diameter may just work.

?? The rear should be no-prob -But how bad of an idea would it be to run with the grease-cap removed in the front ?? With diligent checking and greasing ??
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Bad.

The wheel bearing is right there behind the cap. The cap is there in small part to keep the grease in, and in large part to keep dirt out. I would not run with the cap off unless there was some pressing reason.

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OK.

So I wonder if the ebay wheels from above were to be mounted on a VW or something w/out the grease-cap problem.

Too bad, I really like the way it looks and those centers cost less than the flimsy 2L Fuchs'.
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