Got any other bright ideas?

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by Dragdoc, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    I have polished torque thrust wheels on my ‘60 LeSabre for a little hot rod flair. Thought I might customize the wheels a little by affixing some trishield medallions to the center caps a la road wheels. Cool right?

    Well, the face of the caps are smaller than the diameter of the medallions. Milling them down to match diameters would remove the 1/8th inch thick face. My idea is to first fill the caps with some epoxy (half inch?) and then mill as needed. I feel a good epoxy should be stable and not come apart. A bigger concern is how well the adhesive backed medallions will stay in place. Not sure how to make that a more “sure thing”

    Anyways, I’m all ears for suggestions on how to pull this off. And no, I was not able to find smaller medallions! BD7E5DC5-CF63-4189-A263-D0A4C0904C3F.jpeg

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  2. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Told ya Lucas.
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    You could also try to place the medallion inside of the hub and remove the existing faceplate so that just a little collar is left above the medallion. Then place a bed of silicon in the inside on the underside of the medallion to secure it. Of course it comes down to the shape of the cone and how much lentgh of the cone would be left based on the diameter of the medallion
  4. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I had center caps made for some Torque Thrusts,with the “442” numbers,for one of my 442’s. If I could remember who did those,I’m sure they could do some with the trishield.
  5. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    I’ve been talking to a local lady that does engraving who can obtain premade aluminum discs to work on! That way I can stick a medallion on with emblem tape and not alter the caps at all. She can get polished aluminum discs and paint in the engraving lines black or red white blue. Or a black disc and leave the exposed silver engraving.

    Seems like the way to go. I’ll have to find something else to do with the 2” colored medallions
  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I'd vote for this. Cut it off slightly larger than the medalion OD and then mill a little lip in it to recess the medalion. Put epoxy on the back and it won't be going any where.
  7. Brandon Cocola

    Brandon Cocola Well-Known Member

    You could also just make a flat plate and put it in the middle of the plate.

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