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Old 09-09-2007, 03:33 AM
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Default Need some help with wheel covers

I need some ideas on how to attach the wheel covers to the retracts on my P-47. I am planning on cutting the wheel covers from the plastic covers that came with the plane since they are alreay outlined and the correct size. I'm just not sure how to attach then so they stay put and don't rotate.

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Old 09-09-2007, 05:50 AM
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Can you soldier a small cross bar to attach to?

That would likely work the best.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:42 AM
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Can you soldier a small cross bar to attach to?

That would likely work the best.
I had thought about that Fred but I'm not sure I can get the gear wire hot enough without melting the plastic it's mounted in. If I could do it, that would be the most rigid.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:59 AM
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I had thought about that Fred but I'm not sure I can get the gear wire hot enough without melting the plastic it's mounted in. If I could do it, that would be the most rigid.
Epoxy or JB weld? Use a lashing of fine wire to hold your crossbar in place, then use some JB weld or epoxy to make it permanent. The covers don't take much stress do they?
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Gnascher View Post
Epoxy or JB weld? Use a lashing of fine wire to hold your crossbar in place, then use some JB weld or epoxy to make it permanent. The covers don't take much stress do they?

Never thought about wire and JB Weld. The covers shouldn't see any stress.

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