Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Good resource for center caps (knock-offs) for old wheels

  1. #1
    Registered User landmizzle's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-4054
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Modesto,CA
    Age
    55
    Posts
    129

    Question Good resource for center caps (knock-offs) for old wheels

    Hi all,

    As you may or may not recall, I have put my old Minilite wheels back into service on my 72' 240Z. I love these wheels and really like the look of the the tri-arm knock-off center caps. I have a slight problem though in that I could only find three of them. Sooo....I'm in need of a fourth one and have quickly discovered that these kind of center hubs are difficult to find nowadays.
    I've done some searching on the 'net and found a few places that might sell something similiar but I have yet to contact them. Before I go a make too many phone calls, I was wondering if anyone here might know of a source where these center caps might be procured.
    Just so you know, my current three caps are configured as so;

    Center ring that is held onto wheel with three hex allen bolts. The diameter is just a hair over 3" or 75 mm. The actual tri-arm knock-off, screws onto the center ring. In my gallery is a picture of one of the Minilites with the center cap on.

    If anyone has some knowledge of a wheel place that carries these kinds of center caps, I'd appreciate any information you might have.


    Best Regards,


    Landmizzle '72 240Z

  2. #2
    mmm Z cars.. ohhh bbabyy PrOxLaMuS©'s Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-4022
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,071

    Default

    I would love to find out too...
    I have a set of Western Mags.. that they discontinued...

    your best bet would be to try MotorSport Auto...
    and check out their Z center caps...
    they have screw(bolt) on one's.. and 2 diff. size 3" push on type ones

    1978 280Z Boring Mods :
    F54/P90a, Holset HY35W turbo, 3.75" downpipe, 3" exhuast, NPR intercooler, 440cc injectors, Innovate Wideband, Arizona Zcar springs, Tokico 5 ways, MSA sway bars
    www.putfile.com/proxlamus
    SEE my 280Z in ACTION! VIDEO!

  3. #3
    Registered User landmizzle's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-4054
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Modesto,CA
    Age
    55
    Posts
    129

    Default

    Hi PrOxlaMuS,

    I found a place at www.akhwheels.com that looks promising. I've got a call into them right now and there checking their stock to see if they can help me out.
    I've seen the caps you mentioned at MSA but I'd prefer to match the tri-arms that I already have. Thanks for the heads up. Check out the above site to see if they have your Western Mags caps.


    Best Regards,


    Landmizzle '72 240Z


    Originally posted by PrOxLaMuS©
    I would love to find out too...
    I have a set of Western Mags.. that they discontinued...


  4. #4
    mmm Z cars.. ohhh bbabyy PrOxLaMuS©'s Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-4022
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,071

    Default

    wow...
    what do you know, they do have Western Center caps!
    Holy crap!!!
    Thanks man,
    I owe ya one

    1978 280Z Boring Mods :
    F54/P90a, Holset HY35W turbo, 3.75" downpipe, 3" exhuast, NPR intercooler, 440cc injectors, Innovate Wideband, Arizona Zcar springs, Tokico 5 ways, MSA sway bars
    www.putfile.com/proxlamus
    SEE my 280Z in ACTION! VIDEO!

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-2177
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1

    Default I have a set....

    I have a set of those.
    won them at a car show, they don't fit my rims.
    best offer by next friday gets them.
    I'll take pics and measure for anyone who wants.
    they are just adorning my garage right now.

  6. #6
    Registered User Victor Laury's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-1303
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Age
    61
    Posts
    1,814

    Default Re: I have a set....

    Originally posted by roadsternut
    I have a set of those.
    won them at a car show, they don't fit my rims.
    best offer by next friday gets them.
    I'll take pics and measure for anyone who wants.
    they are just adorning my garage right now.
    Hey! FerGo! when did you get here? Gotta get you a Z my man! You might even fit into one!
    DatsunVic CZC1303
    ダットサンビク
    72 HLS30 94071
    72 510
    70 SRL311 13136
    71 PL521
    Los Angeles
    Visit My Other Photo Site

  7. #7
    mmm Z cars.. ohhh bbabyy PrOxLaMuS©'s Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-4022
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,071

    Default

    they want $40 per center cap for my Western WHeels..

    1978 280Z Boring Mods :
    F54/P90a, Holset HY35W turbo, 3.75" downpipe, 3" exhuast, NPR intercooler, 440cc injectors, Innovate Wideband, Arizona Zcar springs, Tokico 5 ways, MSA sway bars
    www.putfile.com/proxlamus
    SEE my 280Z in ACTION! VIDEO!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •