rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap

Posted by: hyefatman

rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/06/17 09:36 PM

newly painted 1970 14 inch rally steel wheels mounted new tires but can not get wheel trim seated used rubber hammer but will not seat any suggestions
Posted by: 70gtx440dana

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 01:18 AM

Do not use a hammer......you will see dents from this method. I sit on the ground and use both hands and both feet to push in place. No dents this way....
Posted by: NANKET

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 03:27 AM

Then1/4" gap is built in, that will never get smaller.
Posted by: Alaskan_TA

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 07:03 AM

Yep, once the inner section contacts the rim & bottoms out, that is it.

Totally normal.
Posted by: 6PakBee

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 09:40 AM

I thought, THOUGHT, that gap was for wheel weight clearance.
Posted by: DAYCLONA

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 09:40 AM

Originally Posted By hyefatman
newly painted 1970 14 inch rally steel wheels mounted new tires but can not get wheel trim seated used rubber hammer but will not seat any suggestions



Is this gap on the outer rim area?, if so, after you had tires mounted and BALANCED, is it perhaps the wheel weights that are holding the trim ring from seating?
Posted by: hyefatman

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 07:59 PM

my 15 inch rally wheels have no gap, but you guys may be correct the inner section contacts the rim & bottoms out on the 14 inch wheel. thanks
Posted by: Alaskan_TA

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/07/17 08:35 PM

On my 1970 14" Rallye wheel car;
Posted by: NachoRT74

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/08/17 07:24 AM

Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By hyefatman
newly painted 1970 14 inch rally steel wheels mounted new tires but can not get wheel trim seated used rubber hammer but will not seat any suggestions



Is this gap on the outer rim area?, if so, after you had tires mounted and BALANCED, is it perhaps the wheel weights that are holding the trim ring from seating?


that's what initially I thought. I usually request to install weights on inside side of the wheel when as far is posible...
Posted by: JMCFAN

Re: rally wheel trim came off but will not go on without1/4 gap - 12/08/17 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By 70gtx440dana
Do not use a hammer......you will see dents from this method. I sit on the ground and use both hands and both feet to push in place. No dents this way....


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