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Bowling Ball Hub Caps

Post by IllMatic » Tue May 23, 2006 7:22 pm

Hey everyone. I got a 92 firebird and Im looking to make it to have a similar look to KITT. My firebird was sold with the stock rims. Heres a pic.

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I cant find or probably afford turbo cast aluminum rims. Will I still be able to secure bowling ball hub caps to my stock rims? Any info will help.

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Post by Knight of Sweden » Wed May 24, 2006 1:12 am

They are nor that easy to find those day what i know.

Try Marcs custom kitts, also check Ebay and google for shops that might sell them.

Thats the best answer I can give you im affraid.

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Post by IllMatic » Wed May 24, 2006 1:42 am

Nah I got somone who will sell me 4 going at 75$ each. Getting the hubcaps isint a problem. But will I be able to secure bowling ball hub caps to my stock rims. Or do they only go over the turbo cast which I doubt. I just dont want to buy the caps and I need to go out of my way to alter them and risk damaging them to get them to stay on my stock rims.

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Post by IllMatic » Wed May 24, 2006 3:55 pm

somone told me to use zip ties on the bowling ball hub caps to my rims and also told me that its comon that ppl do that with there Kitt replicas.

What do you guys/gals think?

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Wed May 24, 2006 5:27 pm

On those specific wheels, there is no way to put Bowling ball caps and make it sit flush or look even. Your better off keepoing an eye on eBay for the 14" Turbo Cast wheels. Hell, You can even get a set of the 15" Turbo Fin wheels and modify the 14" bowling ball caps to fit on the wheel.

Here is a 14" Wheel with Hubcap.
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Here is a 1983 Trans Am with 15" Turbo Fins.
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Post by Knight224 » Wed May 24, 2006 7:13 pm

I couldn't justify getting real bowling ball hubcaps. I've heard horror stories about how they like to fall off and break. Get the look-alikes, made by many of the companies that make parts for KITT conversions. Cheaper, and they tend to be made so that they won't fall off. They also look the same.
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Wed May 24, 2006 8:48 pm

They tend to fall offf, Yes. However, you can use the zip tie method and it will stay on forever. You's lose the whole wheel before you lose the hubcap. :wink:

Heres a Link to the Zip Tie Method.
http://www.knightreplicas.com/how_to_ke ... hub_c.html
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Post by IllMatic » Thu May 25, 2006 8:29 pm

TurbomanKnight wrote: Turbo Cast wheels. Turbo Fin wheels


I not much in a hurry to get the exact rims. The caps will cover up the rim anyway so is there any other type of rim out there that bowling ball caps will fit onto?

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Thu May 25, 2006 8:37 pm

The Bowling ball Hubcaps can fit onto the Turbo Finned Wheels with slight modification to the Hubcaps. The EXACT Wheels to the show are the Turbo Cast Wheels.


Heres a tech article for the modification of the Bowling ball caps.
http://hometown.aol.com/sheltonw3/page5.html

The page is by sheltonw3 who also posts here. So if you have any specifice questions. Feel free to look him up and email him.
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Post by IllMatic » Thu May 25, 2006 10:34 pm

TurbomanKnight wrote:The Bowling ball Hubcaps can fit onto the Turbo Finned Wheels with slight modification to the Hubcaps. The EXACT Wheels to the show are the Turbo Cast Wheels.


Heres a tech article for the modification of the Bowling ball caps.
http://hometown.aol.com/sheltonw3/page5.html

The page is by sheltonw3 who also posts here. So if you have any specifice questions. Feel free to look him up and email him.


So the caps are only for the Turbo cast rims and only can be modifided to fit the Finned rims..I cant find eather Turbo or Finned rims and even if I do I I probley wont be able to swing and affored them. Any idea of how I can get the Bowling ball caps to fit my stock rims?

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Or am I beat? :?

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Fri May 26, 2006 5:03 pm

Its not possbile to add the hubcaps to your current wheels. However, Turbo Finned Wheels come up on eBay often and go for cheap. Look Up Trans Am and Firebird Wheels on eBay.
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Post by knightridergundam » Fri May 26, 2006 11:33 pm

TurbomanKnight wrote:They tend to fall offf, Yes. However, you can use the zip tie method and it will stay on forever. You's lose the whole wheel before you lose the hubcap. :wink:

Heres a Link to the Zip Tie Method.
http://www.knightreplicas.com/how_to_ke ... hub_c.html


Zip Tie Method.... interesting... I wish that I knew this before I spent 7 months trying to find the turbo wheels and bowling ball hubcaps.....
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Sat May 27, 2006 10:18 am

The zip tie method can be used on Turbo Cast and Turbo Finned wheels.
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