A set of Porsche Crest wheel centers would have set us back about $400. If you are a long time RainyDayMagazine reader or you have seen our PVC Boxster speaker project, you KNOW we are NOT going to fork over that kind of cash... especially if it is something that can be made in our shop :-)
We knew there were 3rd party crests we available in parts stores and on EBay. We just didn't know if they would be the right size.
After searching for a while, we decided the crests for the hood was too large, but the ones available for the steering wheel was good enough. So we got a few to see if they would work for this project.
Usually we don't write things up until we are done, but we have been getting requests from you, our readers, to post the project as they progress... so here it is :-) We'll update this project as we move forward. Send us questions, comments and suggestion as you see fit.
1. First Attempt
2. Blank wheel caps
3. Centering the crest
4. Always "Up Right" crests
1. Blank wheel caps: $28 for 10
2. Gold/Silver crests: $20 each
Total cost for a set of 4: $91.20
Note: we purchased the wheel caps and crests in larger quantities to save on shipping cost. We could also have saved more money by buying the crests individually at auction on EBay, but who has time to monitor 8 auctions! We got the first one at $20 and made an offer to buy 7 more at the same price. You may be able to do better :-) We were happy since the catalog price for these crests were $60 each!