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1937 ford pickup Mustang II suspension brakes

I am looking for disc Brake hubs with 5 on 5 1/2 wheel stud spacing that will fit the mustang II front spindles. I would like to use 16 inch wheels with this stud spacing. I plan on building a truck out of my project and using the 16 inch wheels with a higher clearance as in the stock 1937 pickup.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Please share your ideas and your knowlege.
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Don't think there are any direct bolt on hubs that will work. However you can back into the solution with a little work. I don't think the small MII hubs can be re-drilled for the 5 1/2" pattern - too small in diameter. They can be drilled for 4 1/2" on 5 but that's about it. I've done it several times but you still have to grind off half the head on the stud bolt for clearance to get it in the hub. However, several places sell kits to install large, late model rotors and brakes on the MII spindles. Get one of those kits and have the larger GM hubs drilled for the large pattern.

UPDATE: Just found this guy who makes a 5 1/2" on 5 conversion kit! A little pricey though. If you like to DIY, you can easily do my first suggested fix for half of the complete kit.

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