: Hub cap lock removal?

02-10-10, 08:11 PM
I just discovered two McGard-style hubcap locks on each wire wheel cover on my just-acquired 1978 Seville Roadster! I did not find an unlocking tool with the car, so now I'm stuck! Any ideas? I don't see how it will be possible to identify which number lock set I have to obtain an unlocking tool, as these look original from 1978. Cut them off?

02-11-10, 04:47 PM
This style lock, 2 on each hub cap is factory original. Behind the cap an L shaped lever turned into a recess in the steel wheel. The locks are turned about a half turn to move this L shaped lever free from the rim. Without a wrench, you can drill a hole in the head of each lock and use a broken screw tap tool that grips in the hole as its turned counter clockwise.

02-11-10, 08:18 PM
Thanks for the learned response. Nice to know they are original. Too bad that I cannot save them!