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Fitting Chevy 6 lug hubs on my '32 Chevy

Here is what I want to do and need some help.

I have a '32 Chevy coupe and I want too build it mostly Chevy. This includes putting early 16" 6 lug rims on it, but mated to a dropped Ford Model A axle with an uncut wishbone.

Here are my questions; Will early ('49-'53) Chevy 1/2 ton pickup drums fit on the same era passenger car spindles? I have the spindles already. If they will then I have a 6 lug front end and can move to the back wheels. If not then I will look for this vintage pu spindles and drums.

On the back I am thinking about using a mid 50's 1/2 ton pickup rearend to get the 6 lug pattern. Can someone tell me what years of Chevy 1/2 ton pu have the 6 lug pattern and an open drive shaft?

All advise is greatly appreciated.

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hi there, well i dont know about car vs truck spindles but my guess is different bearings etc. you could do a wheel bearing application part number check and find out pretty quick probably.



on the 6 lug pattern years useage on the trucks, through 70 is this pattern on 2wd

4x4 used the pattern still after 70 and through the 90s or 00s and maybe even current still although the '87-up center wheel hub diameter shrunk down.

same wheel bolt pattern as most all other 6 lugs such as mazda, chrysler, toyota etc. but you have to watch center hub diameter differences.

the old 2wd gm ones were the largest,

or possibly 4x4 foreign jobs


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Chevy 1/2 ton. 2WD Front
46 to 57: Inner Brg: B52
outer Brg:B01
Seal: 6064

58 to 59: Inner Brg: B52
outer Brg:B67
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Chevy Full size Car............................................... .......

46 to 54: Inner Brg: B52
Outer Brg: B01
Seal: 6064

1955 Inner Brg: B40
Outer Brg:B41
Seal: 6985

56 to 57; Inner brg: B40
Outer Brg: B01
Seal: 6985
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fast68 & prostreet6t9,

Thanks for the quick replies. I have the info I was looking for.

My '32 chassis portion will proceed as planned.

rergards,

29guy
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Will early ('49-'53) Chevy 1/2 ton pickup drums fit on the same era passenger car spindles?
You're thinking like the old NASCAR guys!

IIRC, the first gen 'Vette's used some p-u front end parts like that, too (not 6-lug, obviously).
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57 Chevy "Black Widow" (s) also used the truck wheels/drums/brakes

55 2nd gen pickups were the 1/2 tons to have an open shaft
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