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Offline CadDad

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  • CLC Number: 32362
  • Name: Paul Harshman
Wheel cover removal tool
« on: December 27, 2017, 01:13:22 PM »
Hello all,
  I was starting to remove the wheel covers on my 37 LaSalle when I found that the cover didn't really have enough gap to use a tire tool to pry off. I bent a piece of metal to fit between the cover and the wheel and was able to get the covers off, but was wondering what everyone else used ,or adapted. I did a little research and found that there was a special tool provided years ago but haven't managed to find anything.  Thanks, Paul
1955 Series 62 2dr. hardtop
1959 Buick LeSabre 2dr. with  Manual transmission
1949 International Harvester KB-1
1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1941 Buick Century Sedanet
1941 Packard 110 Club Coupe
1937 LaSalle Opera Coupe
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: Wheel cover removal tool
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 02:26:29 PM »

I found an old bicycle tyre lever, heated the end and bent a tight curve on it. Works a charm but I have also found that these brake spring removers work really well too. You can hook these into the space beside the valve.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Auto-Exhaust-Silencer-Spring-Hook-Puller-T-Handle-Brake-Removal-Motorcycle/272963250166?epid=1640058970&hash=item3f8de0a7f6:g:2oYAAOSw-09aISmF
Steve

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1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
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Offline Classic

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Re: Wheel cover removal tool
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 09:47:33 AM »
McVey's use to sell a hubcap removal tool.  I have one someplace.  Several years ago it was priced at $17.00 plus shipping.  Don't see it listed on his current website.  It did not work well.  I really like the one Steve found.  Here's the link to one like it on US eBay:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Bike-ATV-Scooter-Remove-Install-Brake-Spring-Hook-Puller-Tool-Sport/192410725579?hash=item2ccc92accb:g:49kAAOSw3gJZHPt0&vxp=mtr  Can't beat the price - $5.31 with free shipping.

Gene Menne
Gene Menne
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Offline signart

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Re: Wheel cover removal tool
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 10:48:28 AM »
After much experiment (R & D) on my part, I made this tool out of 3/16 x 3/4 flat stock to reach in and remove the hubcaps off of my powder coated wheels on my '59 p.u. without removing the bands.
I ground one side flat to slip under the cap. This affords great leverage and with the taped area of the tool which does not damage the wheel. Also the design does not let the tool reach the band. Repeated r&r of the band just wears on the finish of the rim.
I will slip some shrink tubing over the taped area when I run across some big enough.
Art D. Woody

Offline CadDad

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  • CLC Number: 32362
  • Name: Paul Harshman
Re: Wheel cover removal tool
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 05:30:18 PM »
Thanks for the info. Big snow this weekend ,so I think I will see what I can make in the shop! Never would have guessed I would have to make a special tool for wheel cover removal. I love old cars!
1955 Series 62 2dr. hardtop
1959 Buick LeSabre 2dr. with  Manual transmission
1949 International Harvester KB-1
1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1941 Buick Century Sedanet
1941 Packard 110 Club Coupe
1937 LaSalle Opera Coupe
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

 

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