Redrilling hubs - anyone?

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  1. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I have a set of front hubs off of a 61 Ford F100 that I need redrilled for a 5x4.5 bolt pattern for my 56 Chieftain gasser. I want it done by a real machine shop that can get it right so I'm not getting wicked wobble running hard down the drag strip. Currently it is 5x5 I think.

    Can anyone do this? I have been trying to find brake rotors with hubs that fit and I failed.
     
  2. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    @4wheelsupply maybe? Really any good machine shop should be able to do it. Guessing adapters are a no go?
     
  3. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I'm trying not to use adapters if I can help it. I may if I can't get them redrilled but being a vintage gasser I'm trying to not use things like that.
     
  4. tknopp

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  5. RHSCTJ

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    Hill top machine. Then we can get a video of him doing the work. @tknopp
     
  6. tknopp

    tknopp Well-Known Member

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    Yep! ;)
     
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    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    I haven't caught up lately but I need to go through and give a fresh set of likes.
     
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  8. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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  9. tknopp

    tknopp Well-Known Member

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    Would the old holes need to be welded close or leave as is and just drill and ream new ones?
     
  10. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    They can just be left. It's a good hunk of metal, should be fine.
     
  11. awheelterd

    awheelterd Well-Known Member

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    So what he's saying is that he is really just interested in getting drilled and reamed out.
     
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  12. braxton357

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    Um, I believe what the man said was he didn't want his holes filled.
     
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  13. tknopp

    tknopp Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I can do them for you. You want to ship them down or find them a ride to me?
     
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    He's sending mixed signals, must be a woman.
     
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  15. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    Whoa whoa whoa, this should be taken to PM. I mean....

    I can send them down. I'll send PM. About the hubs, you filthy bastards.
     
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    I had a set of 9" axles predrilled by carlton customs in Greenville sc
     
  18. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Tis true, but I basically made a wheel spacer and put a drill bushing in it so I can do it again whenever I replace the unit bearings. His is just a one time kinda thing.
     
  19. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I started to do the same thing but all the guys flipped out about it, I guess when you are pulling the wheels at every shift and trapping 100+ in the eighth in a 50s straight axle car you want the front tires to be dead nuts on. LOL
     
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  20. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Mine are (dead) nuts. I made the center of the spacer locate off of the center hub bore where the rim seats so everything is concentric and it rides smooth. It just makes it much easier to repeat without having to throw it in a CNC mill and probe center. I even used the 8x170 spacing to located it so the 8x6.5 pattern is clocked center between the original holes. Worked out nice.
     

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