Close



Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    New User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Glen Williams Ontario
    Posts
    32

    Default SSP Steel Wheels

    Is there a trick to installing the little plastic inserts into the wheels, that the screws go through to hold the caps on ? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    FEP Super Member onetrackrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    4,625

    Default

    I would think they would just pop right in, did you have to get new ones?
    Also are you holding out on us with pictures ?
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

  3. #3
    FEP Super Member STANGMAN116's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    DENVER CO, the 303
    Posts
    2,805

    Default

    I agree holding out I dont recall seeing your car??? Pics please

  4. #4
    New User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Glen Williams Ontario
    Posts
    32

    Default

    It looks like I might have to pop them in with a hammer ! The plastic is hard and of course the back must be compressed in order to snap in...just wondering if anyone else had the same problem. Not really holding out, my car isn't an SSP , just an 85 5.0 Coupe. I have always liked the look of black wheels and hub caps on Muscle Cars dating as far back as the 60's...and yes I am that old lol. So that's the look I am going for, kind of a tough understated look. As far as pictures go,...I really don't no how to download them here.

  5. #5
    FEP Super Member onetrackrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    4,625

    Default

    on an original set I restored the org inserts were so brittle I broke more than half just removing them, I found some replacements
    at a local Ace hardware but grabbed the smaller size for re-fit testing but haven't picked up ones to work because the SSP is just sitting
    & the caps are hidden away nice & safe..I like the simple look of a stamped steel wheel also...Hmmm I must be old too...
    Have you tried loading pic's into photobucket & attaching them from there?
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

  6. #6
    New User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Glen Williams Ontario
    Posts
    32

    Default

    Thanks Guy's,I finally got them on, I couldn't find any SSP Caps so I went with chrome look caps that came on 80's Pinto's with the optional aluminum wheels. The
    middle of the cap is red and kind of sets off the red pinstripe on my car.

  7. #7
    FEP Super Member STANGMAN116's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    DENVER CO, the 303
    Posts
    2,805

    Default

    Pics please..

  8. #8

    Default

    Picked up a set of 4 SSP Steelies for 1985 and 1986. They are used but in excellent shape and still have the factory Ford part number label on the insides.
    The only part of the puzzle is the elusive center caps are missing. Anyone out there looking to sell any? What about the Escort center caps? I've read the 1985 and 1986 center caps fit on the rear only and the caps for the front are short by .750 inches.

  9. #9
    FEP Super Member onetrackrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    4,625

    Default

    the center caps are like unicorns & will cost as much if you can find a set..The escort caps can be modified to fit, another fella had a thread on doing so but can't remember where it's at. Here's my set after a little cleaning with #0000 steel wool & some chrome cleaner.

    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

  10. #10

    Default

    Where are the pics? Where is the elusive escort cap mod?? I am handy but cannot locate that mod anywhere..... so far

  11. #11

  12. #12

    Default

    Please make sure any parts buying or selling talk is kept in the classifieds or PM. Thanks.

    Those center caps look amazing btw. That steel wool really made them shine.
    Cheers!

    Mike (TopGear85)



    Have:
    85 Saleen #73-GT,2R,TuTone,Cruise,Pos,5spd,Charcoal
    ***August 2015 ROTM Winner!***

    Had:
    79PC-San Jose #2890
    86GT-9L,TuTone,5spd,T-Tops,Sand Beige
    86GT-9L,TuTone,5spd,T-Tops,Charcoal
    90LX-Oxford Wht,5spd,Sunroof,5.0 Hatchback
    90GT-Oxford Wht,5spd

  13. #13
    FEP Super Member onetrackrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    4,625

    Default

    Oh...they are not for sale..lol....Thanks, amazing what a little elbow grease will do..
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •