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Old 05-03-2003, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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6 lug 14 bolt ff

I searched and came up perty much blank. Can you turn down and re-drill the stock hubs? Is there enough metal left to make it hold up? Is there a company that sells 6 lug hubs for the CC rear? Anybody got pics or specs on this? I'll be doing a disc brake swap at the same time, so there is no issues with the drums.
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Old 05-03-2003, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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8 to 6 adapter.
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Old 05-04-2003, 06:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the site, I've contacted them with a few questions, we'll see how it turns out. Has anyone used these? How do you like them? I've also heard of plug welding the original 8 stud holes, redrilling for six, and turning down the hub to fit in a six lug wheel. Has anyone done this? How did it turn out, any pics. I've also seen some aluminum hubs, still eight lug, that were custom made on here, do they make those in six lug pattern. Would the aluminum hold up as well or for as long as the cast ones?
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Old 05-04-2003, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Those adapters are the most ghetto setup I've seen all day. $190, plus another $75+ in machine work, all to end up with a jerry rigged setup? It would be cheaper to do it right.

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well what's the right way, any info, pics?
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here you go. GEt a hold of Grady and talk to him about his setup. HEre is a link

http://www.gradysoffroad.com/welcome.html

Go under monthly specals, there are his new hubs.

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Old 05-05-2003, 01:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Those are fawkin . Anyone use them extensively yet? Are there any durability issues using aluminum?
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Those are nice!! Same question though, How do they hold up? I might have to get a set to try out!!
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OR - - - you get get a fawkin 14SF, and be done with it
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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63" or 67"

I just got an e-mail back about the AL hubs. They measure 4.375 inch from seal surface to wheel mounting surface. Would these make it a 63" or 67"? I'm guessing 67", which fucks up that idea. They are available in 6 lug though.
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I just made a 6 lug 14 bolt, I will post some pics later on
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Hey emsoffroad you got those pix yet ?
Or does anyone have any other info on how to do a 6 lug 14 bolt with out buying a 260 dollar hub ?
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Old 06-11-2003, 07:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Here is some pictures of ones I done a couple years ago.
http://www.rustbucket.rockcrawler.com/photo.html
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Here is some pictures of ones I done a couple years ago.
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks like he welded up two of the holes, then turned the hubs and the flange of the axles down, then countersunk some flat-head bolts in the original lug holes to hold the OEM huge 14 bolt drums on. My guess is the drums were slightly modified to clear the shoulders of the 6 lug studs too.

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You just need a large HP machine to do all the hit and miss turning on the hubs. Make a new piece the has the 6 bolt pattern in it, weld them together. Then you need to turn down the axle, then the bolt heads, then open up the center of a 6 lug drum, then open up the backing plate lip, then make the grove in the drum bigger.

All in all, make the front 8 lug and be done with it. But you can do it, and it's kindof cool.
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Old 06-14-2003, 05:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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First off I machined 1" off the back side of the hub down to the brake drum register which left about .5" of wheel flange. Then I did weld all the holes up and turned down the front of the hub to 4.170 and drilled the 6 lug pattern in and the counter sunk holes in it which was 5/8". Then I made a new 1" thick plate for the back with the threaded 8 lug pattern on it so that the stock drums bolt to the plate and then I threaded it for the 6 bolt counter sunk holes. I also had to make some recesses in the adapter for the wheel studs which was about .250" for the head of the wheel stud. I used 1/2" ford rear axle wheel studs. I have also made one without welding the holes up and one without machining the back of the hub and still used stock brakes but I don't have any pictures of those.
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