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Looking for Arrow "Hubcap"

5x5

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Anyone have an Arrow wheelcover/hubcap lying around? One of mine somehow dissappeared and just wondering if there's one lurking in the cobwebs somewhere.
 

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Anyone have an Arrow wheelcover/hubcap lying around? One of mine somehow dissappeared and just wondering if there's one lurking in the cobwebs somewhere.
I can’t help you with a “spare” hubcap. The original design requires that you remove the hubcap (3 screws) every time you want to check tire pressure or add air. As a result, the mating threads in the wheel eventually wear, and the screws can fall out. LoPresti offers a much better design that incorporates a small door that provides access to the tire/tube valve, so you only have to remove the hubcap for tire changes. $250 for a pair, which is not terrible by aviation standards.
http://www.loprestiaviation.com/hubba-hubba-cap
 

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I can’t help you with a “spare” hubcap. The original design requires that you remove the hubcap (3 screws) every time you want to check tire pressure or add air. As a result, the mating threads in the wheel eventually wear, and the screws can fall out. LoPresti offers a much better design that incorporates a small door that provides access to the tire/tube valve, so you only have to remove the hubcap for tire changes. $250 for a pair, which is not terrible by aviation standards.
http://www.loprestiaviation.com/hubba-hubba-cap

I believe you can rotate the hubcap 1/6 turn and drill and tap 3 fresh holes in the wheel. On some wheels I've seen this possibility.

EDIT: rotate 1/6 turn, not ⅓.
 
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I have a 'lone hubcap' in the hangar... its white powder coat. Have no idea where the other one is... wasn't on the plane when we purchased it, and I found the 'lone hubcap' in a box in the back of the plane.

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Any chance you might like to give that lone hubcap a new home up in Canada?
 

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I have a pair already painted white. What will you give for them?

They are off my 1976 Arrow II.

Dave

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Best that I can tell, they are part number 451-783.

Dave

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Thanks Dave, however I already have one on the way.

Hopefully I don't ever need another one. ;)
 

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I believe you can rotate the hubcap 1/6 turn and drill and tap 3 fresh holes in the wheel. On some wheels I've seen this possibility.
Or simply insert Helicoils or other thread insert in the old holes.
 

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