Anyone know of a good way to get this security nut off of a 91 Mercury
Gran Marquis hubcap? The owner of the vehicle has lost the key for it. It
is a lot like a regular wheel lock nut, except in the center of the hubcap,
and a lot smaller. Unfortunately the Ford dealership does not have one for
this, and it is too small for a lug nut remover.
Were there a large number of varieties made? If not, I might just trudge
through a junkyard looking in the gloveboxes of this kind of vehicle.
The best I can think of is to drill a hole and use a screw extractor, but I
don't know how tight this center nut will be. Any suggestions? The tire
has a nail in it, of course...
P.S. This is not the axle nut, or the lug nuts. It simply is from an era
of paranoia about hubcap theft. It came stock with the vehicle, and there
was a key for it.