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Wanted 1931 chrysler CG front dust cap

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Just acquired a 1931 Chrysler Imperial and am in need of a front wheel dust cap, for the RF.

Don't know if the threads are directional or not.

Can trade the REO cap that is on her now.

 

Mike in Colorado

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Are you referring to the cap beneath the hub cap? If so, can you give us a photo of the other one or the I.D. of the threads needed?

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Keiser31,

First picture is the one I''ll trade.

Second picture is the one I need.

The REO cap was threaded on by the previous owner by wrapping the front hub with several turns of electrical tape on the hub's threads. Not a great fix .

 

Mike in Colorado

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I didn’t know that was what Chrysler used for a grease cap.  My 32 Dodge Brothers has the typical rounded threaded cap.  That looks more like and old wood wheel hubcap.

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14 minutes ago, Taylormade said:

I didn’t know that was what Chrysler used for a grease cap.  My 32 Dodge Brothers has the typical rounded threaded cap.  That looks more like and old wood wheel hubcap.

Pretty certain Taylomade is correct. They should look like this one from my 1931 DB....the tool in the tool kit should fit it....

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Hi all,

If Taylormade is right, am I looking for 2 caps ?

The round one screws on just fine.

Or did dodge and Chrysler Imperial's use different caps ?

Due to different hubs or bearing diameters ?

 

Keiser, I see yours has a 5 "stud" brake drum, whereas mine is a 6 "bolt" drum.

 

 

I still have a lot to learn about our new (to us) baby.

 

Mike in Colorado

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If you can find an original owner’s manual, it will have pictures of the wheel assembly and the correct hub.  The manuals are as close to a shop manual as you are going to find.  Lot’s of detailed information.

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  The cap shown by Keiser is correct for your Imperial. They used these on the Imperials from 31 to 33.  I may have one or two, I will have to look high and low.

Greg

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Jay,

Measuring the hub, I get 2 3/4" diameter, and a very fine thread.

The cap that Keiser 31 shows looks to be somewhat smaller and his brake drum appears quite a bit smaller and it has studs.

My brake drum does not have the "taper" in it and it takes wheel bolts.

Also my hub appears to be considerably larger.

Maybe the Imperials used bigger brakes than the DB's

I know my front springs are considerably larger than his pictures show.

 

Mike in Colorado

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  I mistakenly said the cap that Keiser pictured was correct for your Imperial. It is the right style dustcap, but the Imperials were larger. Nothing from any other Chrysler or Dodge will fit your Imperial axle. The drums, brake shoes, etc. were all larger. I believe a cap would work from a '32 CL or CH Imperial also. I have not had a chance to see if I have any yet to sell. I will try to see in the next couple of weeks. My spare axle is a CH.

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Sorry, 

I didn't get back sooner. 

I don't go on this site often. 

I have them but haven't been able to get my Hershey boxes out. Broken hand. 

Kaiser can help if he has it but in theean timi I'll look,.

J

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Greg, Jay,

Thanks for looking.

I have a hunch the one shown in my bottom picture is correct as it may well fit the wrench shown in Keiser's post.

Mine is definitely a "deep drawn" aluminum part. Boy would I like to see the die set they used to make these.

I do have access to a very good machine shop, so if needs be, we could replicate these from billet aluminum.

Aren't may imperials out there, so getting a look at one may have to wait till the AACA national meet in Ocala, Fla. in February .

I'll see if someone will pop a hub cap so I can take a picture.

 

Mike in frozen Colorado

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