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Thanks to this post I realized Going 6 lug might be a problem with my Lincoln 9" http://www.pirate4x4.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=006329


my 9" build up plan was to use the housing and caliper brackets. I have the strange centersection and 35 spline spool. I still need to get the gears.

But now I am hearing that their moight be a problem going six lug with the lincoln rotors.
The Lincoln Rotors are 5 on 4.5
I don't think the six lug pattern will fit within the mounting area of the rotors properly.
Anybody have any ideas other then throw it away and go with 60's <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

I'm going to try to mock it all up tonight to see if there is enough clearance on the rotor to go six lug.

Any body know if there is another rotor that might work with tthe lincoln caliper mounting setup.

Maybe I will have to use caliper brackets that are welded to the axle housing.
 

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I'm using a six lug cherokee chief front end
 

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Originally posted by BlueYJ:
<STRONG>The hub at the end of the axle needs to be able to fit into the rotor. With the 5 on 5.5 the new bolt pattern is within .25 of inch away for the outer diameter. Doesnt leave much room for a larger bolt pattern. The rotors arent the problem as much as the axle hub diameter itself. They cant make it any larger then it allready is or the stock rotor will not fit on the axle. I had to have the rotors redrilled for the bolt pattern anyway. Hope this makes sense.

BlueYJ <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
If 5x5.5 will fit the 6x5.5 will fit too. The 6 lug pattern you are talking about has the same diameter as the 5 lug pattern he is talking about.
 

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Originally posted by BenW:
<STRONG>If 5x5.5 will fit the 6x5.5 will fit too. The 6 lug pattern you are talking about has the same diameter as the 5 lug pattern he is talking about.</STRONG>
This was the exact logic I used to determine that I could do this.

HMMMM I guess I should calm down and take another look at it all tonight.
 

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I'm using a six lug cherokee chief front end
Is that a Dana 44?? You can use Ford outers on that and convert to 5 lug. My buddy just did that to match his rear end.
 

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If you think the 6 lug wont work, which it probably would. Then just go 5 on 5.5 and swap the front to 5 lug. H8MONDAY on this board is swapping his 44 5 lug to 8 lug. You could buy his outers if you wanted.
 

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the Jeep CJ disks are 5 on 5.5 and work great with the lincon stuff, and should be easily changed to 6 luggers

[ 10-11-2001: Message edited by: welndmn ]
 

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I didn't think this many people would respond to the Dammit Dammit Dammit post.
Thanks guys.

Well I think I'll go home and check again to see if the rotors and six lug deal will work.
I think it will though.
If not I'll look int new outers and rims <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 
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