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Old 07-06-2016, 07:03 PM
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Months ago I removed the center hub (pics attached) with no problem in order to clean up the steering wheel. Now, when I tried to re-attach it, the clips inside the hub won't hold the hub in place. I've tried to slightly rebend the clips but nothing is working. I am afraid to bend the clips too much and then breaking them. Such a small simple tack but frustrating me. Has anyone encounter the same problem and conquered it? Thanks for any help. Kim
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:12 PM
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Did you take the steering wheel off. If so did you put the support piece back that holds the center cap. It's easy to forget.

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:24 PM
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As you can see by the diagram part #3660 needs to be installed and oriented correctly before you put the nut on for the center cap to stay in place. There's a notch that keeps it in the correct place.

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Old 07-07-2016, 12:20 AM
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Thank you John P. Frankly I don't remember that part so I will look into that tomorrow. I'll also check the box of extra parts! Thanks again. Kim
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:27 AM
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I'll also check the box of extra parts!
I also find I'm a little too "efficient" putting things back together sometimes!
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:21 AM
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John P. and c4clewis. Well, I could not wait for tomorrow. I went out to the shop tonight, looked in the box of extra parts and there was the missing piece. I wondered where that thing went! So, thanks again John P. That was a real good diagnosis of the cause of my problem with the center hub. I should have asked for help sooner! Ruby ('59 convertible) should be on the road by the end of this month! Thanks again. Kim
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:38 AM
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Kim,

You're welcome. Glad to hear that you found it. Please post some pictures of your '59 when it's completed.

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