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    Default "Shelby" center caps clean up

    So I had been looking for replacement caps for the corroded "Shelby" plastic center caps that came on my 240... mine are mounted with 4 screws into the wheel face and have proven difficult to find... so today I decided to find out what a little steel wool would do to them - hoping it wouldn't destroy them.

    Wow! While they are far from perfect they will all clean up to serviceable level... now I have to find replacement stickers for the center... sure would like "Shelby" stickers.
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    Mark Woytovich - New York Metro area
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    Check eBay. There was a guy on there selling replacement stickers, but it was a while ago. This is what they look like.



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    I found center caps and sticker on e-bay, at the time i purchased mine the seller only had a few sets. I did a quick search but could only find the ctr stickers. The sellers e-mail was MASSEY194@ AOL.com, 4 CENTER CAPS FOR INDY WHEELS US MAG 4 EAR 4 LUGS LUG , Item# 350267526133.
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    4/77 280Z
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    He seems to have them... sure would like to find the Shelby stickers
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    This is the closest I've been able to find.

    1) http://www.cjponyparts.com/center-caps/c/50210030/
    2) http://mustangsunlimited.com/SubCat....KeyWords=EMQ10


    Does anybody, know anybody, who can recreate those stickers?
    Tony - Largo, FL
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    They must have made different caps, i have only one original cap that has all four ears and it does not have a sticker. The snake is a molded part of the cap.
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    Does anybody have a line on someone who can reproduce this part? Seems like a few Mustang and "Shelby" Cobra owners might like a set too. That is assuming KJP would supply the donor part.
    Tony - Largo, FL
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    I'm looking into some options for getting these made. I had some success having a "group-buy" of grill badges made for the vintage Toyota crowd (I was thinking of the same for the Datsun world).. I'm going to see what I can drum up for center caps too....

    Mark
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    The ones I have are a sticker. I need one more for my wheels. Found one on ebay but cant bring my self to pay his price or the ridicules price he is charging for shipping.
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    If anyone finds somebody that can duplicate this center cap, i will donate it to the cause
    4/77 280Z
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    I'll take 6. Four for now, and two spares...just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjphilippona View Post
    They must have made different caps, i have only one original cap that has all four ears and it does not have a sticker.
    Yes, there are many versions of Shelby caps. Here are some pictures from the 1972 Shelby Wheels catalog and one picture from a later Carroll Shelby Wheels catalog (early 80's I think?). I found some NOS cast metal caps to use on my Shelby Vipers (Libre style).

    -Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjphilippona View Post
    If anyone finds somebody that can duplicate this center cap, i will donate it to the cause
    Can you email me a picture please?

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    Mine had both. It was molded as well as the sticker over top. I always thought that was odd. I also have been trying to find the stickers and caps as I only have 3. Mine are push in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittcrew View Post
    Mine had both. It was molded as well as the sticker over top. I always thought that was odd. I also have been trying to find the stickers and caps as I only have 3. Mine are push in.
    Can you email me a picture?

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    Here are some pics. As I stated earlier mine was odd in that the decal was over the casting. Hope that explains it.


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