Removing wheel covers on standard wheels


Dan S.

Active member
Oct 7, 2020
26
I should probably be thanking my wife - she's the one who has to hold the camera and indulges me on this stuff :)

All (4) parts are spoken for - thanks for the interest!!!

Dan
 

Fyr-FtrGT

GT Owner, BofD
Mark IV Lifetime
May 28, 2006
132
Walnut Creek, California
Hardly stupid, Dan. I think that's great. Super job!
Hi Dan,
That's a great tool you designed and I could use one. I have the BBS cast wheels on my Heritage and take my wheels off for cleaning often. I have been using a large pair of Channel Locks to remove the nut and they are leaving marks. Thanks, Gary Tryhorn
 

ByeEnzo

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Dec 10, 2005
2,119
Fort Worth, TX
Actually, I was just getting ready to saw some blocks like your tool and then thought it would be a good project for the 3D printer... 9 hours of print time, ugh.

I printed off 5 parts and am keeping 1 for myself... if anyone wants one please PM me. The filament was already paid for from a previous project so there won't be any cost. **** Update - all the parts are now spoken for, hopefully get some feedback on them and then incorporate the improvements for another run ****

Here is a stupid little video from my youtube channel I shot showing (I hope) how to remove the cap and spinner.

Dan

I got mine today! Thanks, Dan!
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,376
Kalama, WA
Dang. I guess I’ll have to make mine the old fashioned way.
 

Dan S.

Active member
Oct 7, 2020
26
Here is the final design/3D print of the tool... copies heading out tomorrow to the members that helped me refine it.

I have requested a quote from a local 3D printing company, if the cost comes back as reasonable, I will offer them for sale on this site (not sure if I have permission?) at cost plus shipping.


Dan
 
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GT@50

GT Owner
Dec 14, 2019
264
Issaquah
Here is the final design/3D print of the tool... copies heading out tomorrow to the members that helped me refine it.

I have requested a quote from a local 3D printing company, if the cost comes back as reasonable, I will offer them for sale on this site (not sure if I have permission?) at cost plus shipping.


Dan
I'd be up for one
Rob
 

jammer

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Mark II Lifetime
Apr 19, 2016
76
SF Bay Area
Here is the final design/3D print of the tool... copies heading out tomorrow to the members that helped me refine it.

I have requested a quote from a local 3D printing company, if the cost comes back as reasonable, I will offer them for sale on this site (not sure if I have permission?) at cost plus shipping.


Dan
Excellent idea and design refinement in a good looking tool. I'd like one when available please --in Mk IV Red with White stripe :) Just kidding, I'll take any color.
 

The Grey Ghost

GT Owner
Mar 13, 2009
611
Kansas City
Been following this from the beginning, just a little slow to respond.
I fight these on a regular basis.
Would definitely be in for a set, just in case your gauging interest.

Jeff
 

KJD

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Dec 21, 2005
958
Location, Location
Many many thanks to Dan S. for undertaking this project.

Dan sent me his original prototype and the new enhanced version of his tool.

I tested the tool yesterday and it works perfectly, making the sometimes difficult easy.

Dan's creativity and selflessness continue to make this board and members a great community.
 
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JeffLarson

Member
May 12, 2008
20
Renton,Wa
I'll continue to use the soft coated handles of my channel lock wrench. Has worked well for 15 years.
 

ByeEnzo

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Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Dec 10, 2005
2,119
Fort Worth, TX
Many many thanks to Dan S. for undertaking this project.

Dan sent me his original prototype and the new enhanced version of his tool.

I tested the tool yesterday and it works perfectly, making the sometimes difficult easy.

Dan's creativity and selflessness continue to make this board and members a great community.
Agree 100%. I got the updated version today. Will try once my car comes back from Rich’s.