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#1 woodcutter OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Hello I am new to the forum I know it is simple but I need to remove front wheel from LGT16 and am afraid of breaking the Plastic dust cover, is there a trick or am I just being over cautious. I will proably have more questions in the future as I have 2-16s and an LGT 18h Thanks Woodcutter

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 03:29 PM

welcome...The more Ford guys the better.....lol

Those caps should just snap on .......Mine are long gone, so I am not absolutley sure how tight they would be

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 03:31 PM

Welcome to the site! You can find any answer you need here! The dust cap should pull right off, unless its dry and cracked and in bad shape I dont see any reason to worry. Even if it is in bad shape, just remember, you have to take it off eventually if you have to change the tire.

Make sure to post some pics! I would like to see your tractors!

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:17 PM

Welcome! I'd try some oil on it first to see if that will loosen it up a bit. Then I'd try to get something on it to wiggle it a bit and it should come right off. Plastic does tend to get brittle with age so going slow is good.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:28 PM

:welcometogttalk: Woodcutter! Those plastic covers can really get stuck on there, when they get old, and hard. I've broke several over the years, so I'm probably not the right guy to give advise. :bigrofl: I usually use a pry bar, and gently work my way around the cap, but like I said, I've broke a few. :smilewink: It's good to have you here! :thumbs:

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:50 PM

Welcome! Glad to have you join up! Slow and easy is the best way to get those suckers off there. Good luck!

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Welcome woodcutter ,never taken those plastic caps off my self but on other plastic parts I have an old hair dryer in the shop to warm the plastic until it expands and hopefully pliable enough to come off without breaking , Al

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 09:17 PM

on other plastic parts I have an old hair dryer in the shop to warm the plastic until it expands and hopefully pliable enough to come off without breaking , Al

I like that idea of using a hair dryer on a tractor. I wonder if my wife would agree, guess if I know what is good for me I won't ask.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Welcome Woodcutter,,, I have done pretty good with getting them caps off an I just use a lil screwdriver an just pry on the edge of the caps an work ya way around em,, Good luck to ya an we all like to see pic of new comers tractor,,, Hope this helps,,,

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 10:45 PM

Well most of my ford's are aluminum, hnowever my ingersolls are plastic. You could always try to heat them with a heat gun ust to make them warm and pliable before you try to get em off, never done it but hey it might work...GL

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 03:02 AM

Thanks to all that reponded turned out to be very simple solutionI used a little curvy thing that is intended to remove radiator hoses worked it around a couple of times and removed the dust cover with fingers kind of ashamed to post pics in present condition but will post a couple when I get the tire and wheel back on. thanks again Woodcutter

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:34 AM

Glad you got it off! Hope all goes well on getting things back together!




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