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Technical Spinner Hubcaps Won't Spin

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  1. Spinner54
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    image.jpeg So I just bought a set of reproduction Fiesta spinner flipper hubcaps for my '54 Chevy but the three bar spinner won't spin or even move. There are screws on the back holding it together. Is this as simple as loosening the screws? Thanks!!
     
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  2. Rand Man
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    I hate to be the one to burst your bubble dude.
     
  3. You are fuckin' kidding, right?
     
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    A little pee just came out of me.
     
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  6. Spinner54
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    They're not spinner hubcaps are they? Lol :/
     
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    Did the original ones from the '50s spin? Or were they all non moving?
     
  9. Mr48chev
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    They aren't called spinners anyhow they are called flippers.

    They never did spin like the OT wheels that we see on the ghetto rigs now.
     
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  12. hey, at least you won't have this problem.
     
  13. ........Holy shit! You really aren't kidding.
     
  14. Larry T
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    They only spun when the car was moving.
     
  15. Rand Man
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    I believe the designers intent was to emulate the look of "spin-on" racing wheels. No they never spun. You could modify them. Be a trendsetter.
     
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  16. joeyesmen
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    I think there already may be a screw loose somewhere . . .
     
  17. ....................Somehow I feel that he already is.;)
     
  18. Welcome to the HAMB no they don't. the hub cap spins when the car moves.
     
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  19. Spinner54
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    I'd love to modify them to make the three bar spin. Any suggestions on achieving that? Sorry for the very noob post, I'm 19 and just recently got my '54 Chevy and starting to learn the car hobby of working on them. Thanks!!
     
  20. what would make them spin? and when? when they are parked or like a James Bond car?
     
  21. Slopok
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    Damn those reproductions! Oh and by the way, bubble skirts don't really bubble.:rolleyes:
     
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  22. You need to get a set of these,son,thez be pimpin' yo!
     

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  23. Inked Monkey
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    Jesus, please don't fuck up those caps by making them spin.
     
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  24. blackout78666
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    Wow this is real
     
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  25. Black Panther
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    All the spinning they do is on the way to the gutter as youre driving....those caps are overplayed imho..
     
  26. ...........................Okay, I gotta give you some credit for bravery for even asking that question. Sometimes us old cats forget what it was like being 19. Welcome to the HAMB. Show us some pics of your '54 and I'm sure there will be a lot of folks willing to offer sincere advice going forward, myself included. But please don't try to modify those wheel covers to make 'em spin, God forbid.:D
     
  27. gibraltar72
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    If you get it figured out let me know. My lancers don't work right either.
     
  28. I was going to jump in with a smart ass comment...... but you say your 19 so I have to cut you some slack, hats off for getting in to the hobby.
     
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