Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by vwkj87, Dec 23, 2017.
Think they mean the clips?
Just the clips will be fine
Here is picture of the welded lugs. The welder guy made up a template and the 6mm wire is actually curved.
Hub cap on. It just won’t stay on - more work to be done. Wheels balanced with lugs welded on.
Clips don't quite work with late hubcaps as they have a thick lip, they are held on by pressure.
By non-welding I mean like riveting on a rubber or plastic lump or something. Just wanted to see if anyone has had any success.
OK - it seems to be a different wheel to what Weekender posted
Will it fit over the 3 bumps?
Could you not drill and self tap / bolt something so the head mushrooms out to give some "grab"?
Think the wheel is a kombi one.
Machine screw with hex or similar drive.
Create profile needed on a lathe.
Drill thru rim and tap.
Adjust height above rim to allow rolled edge of cap to sit where needed to give a firm hold but not too tight that its hard to get off.
With small contact points you may need 4 points?
I had given the welder a VW rim and an old hub cap that I had cut a 1/3 segment out - so you could see how the hubcap actually fitted - and he still didn't get it right..... maybe I need a new welder
I will take them back, but I'm getting used to the non cap look - I used the merc profile dome nuts that I got from the T3 Technique is the US
Yes that's a kombi wheel. Those lumps are what we're trying to sort of replicate.
Yours looks like they need to be positioned further outwards?
Yeah - you might be right there - I did attempt to file under a bit to get more of a lip - I also think the 6mm dia was too small - so perhaps 8 or 10mm - it was the profile of the kombi rim I was trying to replicate. Just relooking at a kombi rim, there is more of a lip than I ended up with.
I tried welding a piece rod, but it was too unforgiving. It was either too tight or too loose. So I experimented with making clips and they worked well. Just needs a bit of tweeking and neatening up.
Is that rim merc and identical to the full set?
Quite different from Leos and ones I've seen.
With the smaller dia pressing it may be possible to cut some vw ' bulges' and weld to merc rims?
Would closely resemble original vw setup. Probably stronger and more secure?
Considered doing that, but decided it's a lot of work and I'll have to destroy 4 VW rims.
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