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Old 02-18-2013, 07:54 PM
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Good weekend project, first time using a sand blasting booth, and a paint gun, big thanks to my uncle Don for the help.
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Will do some touch up with rattle can one I get a bit closer to getting them on the truck, and hopefully warmer.
 
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looks good man. im diggin those center caps.
 
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Originally Posted by Twip View Post
looks good man. im diggin those center caps.
Thanks, they were one of the reasons I painted stock 4x4 rims vs buying new black rims. I have not seem any s10 with black steel gm rims only the silver- gray.
Fun fact rims appear to be dated 83 and they stopped making the caps but they still make the bow tie inserts...for $33.
 
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Looks good I wanna see them on the truck now!
 
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Originally Posted by rexmburns View Post
Looks good I wanna see them on the truck now!
Thanks, I do too but got a body lift, t-bar crank and lift shackles to install. And I also have to modify my grille guard mount due to the body lift.
 
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I painted the same rims black also minus the caps which I'm looking for. Getting tires mounted on them as I type. Should have pics of them on my truck up tonight
 
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Originally Posted by newguy View Post
Looking good are those re-treads? and yours are just a bit different yours have a swirl. Yeah I love the center caps as they are not all rounded and seem more truck like. I did find these on ebay for $55 but seem a bit much if you got a junk yard thats close.Used 88 98 Chevy S10 Blazer Black Center Caps | eBay
Did you think about getting a chrome beauty ring? Here are other rims I had on (15x6) with rings and I think it just enough chrome to look good.
 
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Yes they are, well made i like them so far. Think I`m gonna just stick with the center caps.
 
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Cool, will need some pics with caps, fyi the caps I linked to use special lugs that have treads on them for plastic caps to go over lugs and hold the hub cap on.
 
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