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Old 02-04-2018, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Hubs to Chevy Wheels

I have a few sets of Chevy rims in both aluminum and Steel. Axle is a 79 Ford 60. Rather than machine out the Chevy rims it seems to me like machining the Ford hubs to work with chevy is the more prudent way to go. I haven't measured my ford hubs but from searching it seems like they are about 4.88 in diameter. Chevys are approx 4.590. I did a fair bit of searching and found mention several times of machining ford hubs down but couldn't find any mention of failures after doing this. Rig would be approx 5k pounds

Any failures you guys have heard of with machined down hubs in trail type non comp rigs?
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I turned down GM dually 60 hubs to same specs as GM SRW hubs, can't imagine it being much different.
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I think that would an excellent way to go. You're not removing all that much.
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Not sure if that helps or pertains to what you’re doing but it might.
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I think that would an excellent way to go. You're not removing all that much.
This.

They use the same brgs and races. The ford and dodge are just thicker than the gm. Wont hurt a damn thing.
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