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Author Topic:   Converting to ford bolt pattern
Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted February 21, 2005 09:03 AM  
WE run a chevy camaro and are converting to ford bolt pattern this year due to a ford 9 inch rear end.We have the rear brakes already. My question is we have chevy spindles and we are not sure what ford rotors will fit that spindle. What do I need to know before I go to the junkyard to get them... Thanks !!!

AtomicPunk
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted February 21, 2005 09:29 AM  
Just use whats already on your car. Pop the old wheel studs off and redrill with the new bolt pattern.

thebomb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted February 21, 2005 10:26 AM  
what pattern, 4and1/2, or5on5, we had a 9" with 50n5, and found that cadilac had the same bolt pattern so we robbed a set of rotors and spindles off of one, i cant remimber the year, but obviously it was rear wheel drive,,,, heres a thought, can you run the pinto spindles with i believe granada rotors???

WesternAuto17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted February 21, 2005 10:58 AM  
It will be cheaper and easier (5 on 4.75 wheels) to re-drill your axle flanges in stead of running a Ford wheel pattern.

Deal Racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted February 21, 2005 11:02 AM  
I believe the front chevy rotors are currently 5 on 4.5. I measured the 9 inch rear end and it is 5 on 4.75. So I need rotors for the front that are 5 on 4.75.. and also if they will fit on the stock spindles that are currently on the car. Thanks for everyone's input so far!!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 21, 2005 03:33 PM  
That is correct. The rear is 5x5 and the front is 5x 4.75. The bad part is my cousin who owns the car already ordered the 5x5 wheels last night. So no what models used 5x5 so i can get the new front rotors. Thanks for all your help..

Elmo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted February 22, 2005 09:10 PM  
Cadillac Seville late seventies = 5X5. Early 80'a Big metric's, have to check them. Found them on assorted big metrics like station wagon. Also I believe big Impala circa 74 has 5X5. Things to watch for are different spindle & bearing combos. Good Luck.

    

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