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Wheel nuts and leather

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Funksterhardtop, May 19, 2014.

  1. Funksterhardtop

    Funksterhardtop Copenworld Member

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    Ordered my Mazda flush fitting nuts :)
    And getting some quotes to change my red leather to tan or grey not sure yet
    :)
     
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  2. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I'd be interested in how much the quotes are.
     
  3. Funksterhardtop

    Funksterhardtop Copenworld Member

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    Still waiting for some more quotes to come in I will let you know ,

    I fitted my flush wheel nuts oh er , think they look a lot nicer thanks for the info on what ones I needed

    I need to find some locking wheel nuts now in the same length any help or link would be really appreciated :)
     

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  4. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Slightly off topic, but I've been told by my insurance broker to not declare locking wheel nuts if you have them (I don't), as it implies you have non-standard wheels - thus increasing premiums.

    That might just be for my own insurance company, it might be an Irish thing, or it may be he's telling porkies.
     
  5. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    There are plenty of locking nuts on eBay, not sure of the lengths though. You could contact the sellers and ask how long they to decide if they will fit flush.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Daihatsu-...cessories_Safety_Security&hash=item53e6389314

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12x1-5MM-..._Nuts_ET&fits=Model:Copen&hash=item2ec30121c3

    It's possible to hammer a socket over some locking nuts, the best ones are made so the outers rotate freely.
    Without the removal key it is also very difficult for you to remove them as well as a thief if you lose the key. I know because it happened to me.
     
  6. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Insurers always look for any excuse to put up premiums. Having a respray can put it up as well as the tiniest of modifications. We aren't called rip off Britain for no reason.
     
  7. Funksterhardtop

    Funksterhardtop Copenworld Member

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    Thanks guys you rock
     
  8. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Personally, I like the wheel nuts that are longer and stick out!
    Although from a practical point of view there may be good reasons NOT to do this.

    Rex.
     
  9. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    I'm glad you added the word wheel! :eek:
     
  10. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Ah,
    I thought of you before I posted..
     
  11. Funksterhardtop

    Funksterhardtop Copenworld Member

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    Leather change

    Ok most quotes are back to change my red leather to Ivory or grey .
    They range from £750 excluding the steering wheel ?
    £950 for seats doors and steering wheel Up to £2300 gulp
    And a fair few In between .

    I might have to get used to the red for a while :)
    If I can find some one with some black cloth or black leather ones they want to do a deal with me for some red leather ones I may be interested , my interior is in lovely condition and can send pics etc if you would like to look .

    Or i may look out for a second hand interior ,then maybe sell mine on e bay ,but not sure how much a red interior may be worth ?

    I'm in no rush and must try to stay sensible :)
     
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