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Author Topic:   wheel studs
Scoot
Member
posted March 11, 2003 09:26 PM
I'm going to be restudding some ford axels to 5x4.75. Does anyone have a pattern or some suggestions on the best way to do it?

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


pistolpete31
Member
posted March 12, 2003 12:33 AM
Use a old rim from the bolt pattern you need.


gahainsey
Member
posted March 12, 2003 06:01 AM
use a wheel with both bolt patterns. Bolt it to the existing studs then use a transfer punch to center punch the chevy pattern thru the unused holes in the dual pattern wheel. a transfer punch is a center punch made with a precision diameter that fits tightly in the existing hole in the wheel. Weld aluminum wheels have dual patterns and a deep, drilled hole. Use a pilot hole to start and plenty of oil. Some axle flanges are tougher than pig snout!


Flanndad
Member
posted March 12, 2003 06:23 AM
When you insert the studs make sure you use long studs, long enough to be able to add a 1" spacer on.
Less rims to buy to get the correct offset.


factory58
Member
posted March 12, 2003 09:29 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Scoot:
I'm going to be restudding some ford axels to 5x4.75. Does anyone have a pattern or some suggestions on the best way to do it?


i used a wheel spacer from speeway.com it has all patterns

Scoot
Member
posted March 12, 2003 12:41 PM
Thanks guys

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


racer17j
Member
posted March 12, 2003 02:39 PM
we just took wheels with the different bolt patterns and made a card board patern to do ours. and then took an old housing and cut the end off to make a jig for our drill press. one thing to keep in mind too is make sure you have the right size drill bit seen guys drill a hole for 1/2 in studs with a 1/2 in bit. make sure you know what size the end is it's usually about 1/64 or 32nd bigger than the actula stud size


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