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saw these in a catalog the other day and thought to myself, "i can make those!"

so i thought id share...

items needed:
(4) spent 9mm or .40 S&W casings from your scrap brass pile
(4) plastic valve stem covers

step one:
set items side by side :D


step two:
put a little dab of hot glue or gorilla glue (what i used) into spent shell casing


step three:
mash shell casing down onto plastic valve stem cover


step four:
flip over, wipe away excess glue, let dry, and install on truck, car, SUV, or 4 wheeler. now go to gun range and shoot some to replace spent shell casings you just used for this project.


note: if you use gorilla glue, it will swell and push the valve stem cap out of the shell casing, so you have to keep an eye on it, and push it back down until it finishes doing its thing and dries up.
 

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You gonna roll with some of those? Think I would trim case a little first, but that takes more time I guess. Might do it with some aluminum cases since WE don't reload them.
Blingin' it up.
 

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Nah I don't trim the cases. They don't protrude past the plastic of the valve stem.

And they hold. Mine has been to houston, TX, Birmingham, AL, and all over MS and I haven't lost one yet.
 

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Anybody got some nickle plated they can spare? Even more bling.
 

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This would be a great mod for someone that has wheels with hubcaps that make it hard to get at the valve stem. Only with one adjustment, .38 special cases. They would extend the cap and make it easier to get off.

I would caution anyone thinking of tring this to remember that this mod has a very small chance of causing a valve stem to fail (slow leak or even come apart) under centrifugal force because of the extra weight, especially if the stems are old.

Same goes for the big, heavy store-bought bling. That crap is much heavier than a 9mm case.

Speaking from 18 years experience. YMMV
 

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That is a pretty neat idea!! Thanks for sharing!!
 

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Better make plenty of spares because people will steal these.
 

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I dunno... I'm afraid my trucks horsepower might go down if I go puttin' some of that anemic 9mm stuff on a .45 ACP Ford... :thumbup:
 

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I dunno... I'm afraid my trucks horsepower might go down if I go puttin' some of that anemic 9mm stuff on a .45 ACP Ford... :thumbup:
Problem solved: Use hot glue and .45acp cases will work. added weight will give extra traction as well.LOL ROTFLMAO........
Providing solutions for all problems. Next...
 

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Hey Gunny if you got a flat with the .45s all you'd have to do ignite the primer too blow your tire back up.
 

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look a there what another solution. just remove cap from case, duct tape case w/live primer to valve stem and hit with a hammer.
good idea, I ain't doing though.
I might get me some steel cases since they are Green and my truck is green. Wahla matching valve stem covers.......
 

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An entire discussion on valve stems.......lol
We are all easily amused, think i'll go shooting tomorrow and use the spent casing for my valve stems...............................
 

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slabsides45 said:
I dunno... I'm afraid my trucks horsepower might go down if I go puttin' some of that anemic 9mm stuff on a .45 ACP Ford... :thumbup:
isnt horsepower allready down being it is a ford lol
 
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