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Hubcap Puller

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Alpal, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    I know there is a genuine VW tool for this but never seen one so I made a substitute. If you dont want scars on your wheels or dents in your chrome wheel trims then make one. Coathanger wire works fine.

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    I bent the wire around my wheel brace but thats up to you. A long screwdriver would be fine. A twist to hold it together and cut to the right length, then bend the legs to suit the holes in the hub cap and its done.
    Tip! measure on the job before you cut and do not bend too far or it will hit the inside of the cap.

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    Stick the wire ends into the hubcap, lever against the tyre and 'boing' its off!
    Magic..

    tell me how yours works!
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
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  2. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    My SC has these pullers that push into the jack points that double as pullers.... ;)
     
  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Look good too but mine vos free! (Und you cant pinch it!)
    Do those fit a bay???
     
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  4. redhotchilliwilli

    redhotchilliwilli New Member

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    another good thing is to get a rubber band and thread it through the puller then put that over you jack . you always have it then .
     
  5. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  7. STUPOT

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    Alpal is a dead set genius!
    I was just about to buy a removal tool from the world wide web thingy but now my Mrs has a couple of blouse thingys on the wardrobe floor & the tools are out!
    Top marks Alpal!
     
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  8. Tangles

    Tangles Well-Known Member

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    Are you really, really, really sure about this ??? ;)
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I had recently bought dress rims & then I bought new hubcaps & swapped over a few days ago with some effort from a screwdriver:(. Going to make one of those hubcap pullers Alpal:D. Thanks
    Cheers
     
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  10. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    That post was from 2008. I'm not that clever now!
    And I don't use hubcaps any more.
     
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  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Living proof that dinosaurs still roam the earth.........in kombis!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. STUPOT

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    They don't make coat hangers as thick as they used to be but I made this in less than 5 minutes & it works a treat. Thanks to the fountain of knowledge that is Alpal.
     
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