Front hub nuts (Locking)

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Front hub nuts (Locking)

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As requested here are some photos of the hub nuts
Genuine on the left (from Coolair That's the price of a pair BTW)
Repro on the right from Wolfsburg Resto's
The repro ones do look to have a flat recess and it doesn't look like it will bind on the side. However, at almost twice the price of the genuine ones they are going back!
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Thanks
Exactly why I asked for pictures!
The OG look so much beefier!
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Those repro's look like copies of a Porsche locking nut.

The copies I've seen are more like Bay nuts, and don't look half as good as either of those!
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Indeed, as they don't look bad at all.
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I was thinking they looked a bit crap!
They have a moulding flash all the way around, so you can't get a spanner on it properly, and I'd want a flat machined face to go on the washers as per the OG nuts - as it looks like it has a moulded thin lip, non machined face which goes to the bearing!

Jim - the ones you've seen must be horrific!

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OG vs repro'
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ted698 wrote:
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I was thinking they looked a bit crap!
They have a moulding flash all the way around, so you can't get a spanner on it properly, and I'd want a flat machined face to go on the washers as per the OG nuts - as it looks like it has a moulded thin lip, non machined face which goes to the bearing!

Jim - the ones you've seen must be horrific!
The lip is outwards, away from the bearing. Though on those the "L" might be the highest point.
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Mine were machined from stainless...
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Show off..

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malum wrote:
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Show off..
You should have seen the hubs that were machined for the early spindles...now they were impressive :wink: :D
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You didn't put that hub on a bus did you Nige? I would have kept it on the table as a piece of art ;)
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