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Ford wheel studs??

Hi. I just got Mr. Gasket 7/16" wheel spacers for a Mustang II front on a 37 Ford. After putting on the new wheels.. I don't have enough lug sticking threw.. I need to replace the front studs. I can't measure the OEM ones, because part is inside the rotor. Can anyone tell me what the legnth is of the OEM front wheel studs??Thanks.. Al

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Remove the rotor, Knock out one of the studs measure it, And then measure for the difference you will need and go to the parts store or order the correct length . If you go to a local parts store take the old one with and get one alittle longer, IMO. Cole
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Can't I leave the rotor on the spindle??
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Can't I leave the rotor on the spindle??
I dont think so, You won't have enough room to get them out after you knock it loose the backing plate and things will be in the way. just pull the caliper and set it off to the side remove the dust cap take out cotter pin and retainer remove the nut and pull the rotor off then knock the stud out . You can try with it on if you want to but really needs removed to do this. JMO. Cole
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I guess you are right.. I'll pull out that one blot, and swing the caliper out of the way. Pull the pin, nut ,washer, bearing, and slide it off.. Lay it on the garage floor.. ( It is wood) and whack one out to start with. Summit keeps showing me 3" studs.. I measured the lug nut and came up with 5/8". When I get one of the studs out I will just add 5/8" to the stud. That would get me even. I could go up to 3/4" added on to get a few threads over the top. I have chrome acron nuts on there so I can't tell how many threads are showing.. Thanks.. Al
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Glad i could help just be careful that you don't go to long with the stud. If you do you will have to run open end lug nuts cause the acron like you have will bottom out on the stud . Good Luck with your project. Cole
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And even NAPA should have a book of available studs bu Doorman.

I recently have gone thru the same thing---sorta

In my mission to use a specific wheel on my 66 Elky, I have had to cut the little hub down on the rear axle, trim .030 from the rotor front hub near the dust cap, drill larger holes in new rotors for longer studs, and order SPECIAL lugnuts to be able to retain the wheel's hub cover.

Lugnuts alone were close to $80 for the set of 20.

But now the threaded portion of the nut completely grabs the stud--so all is well now
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Hi. Why not just measure how much stud you have showing now, add the 7/16 for the spacer, install the 3" studs, and cut them off so the original measurement + the 7/16 is showing? Just make sure you cover the spindle hole well so there isn't any chance of getting metal filings in the grease in there. Also put an open lug nut on before you cut so when you take it off it will chase the thread.
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Be real sure to check and pack the wheel bearings while it's tore down also. Cole
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Because there isn't that much showing now.. If I knew what they measured stock.. I would then add the 7/16" + 5/8", and possiably another 1/4" for the width of the rim. As of now though Summit wants to sell me 3" studs.. If the stock ones are only 2.?? and small at that I would hate to go over kill with 3". The acron nuts I have now are about 1" or a little longer inside. By knowing now.. I could order the new studs. It is not like I am going to be driving the car for another year. Al
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Back when I got my project 37 about 2 years ago it had 4 lug rotors and real 93 Mustang II frozen calipers. I replaced everything right down to a new manual rack. I changed out the four lug rotors to five. New bearings 2" drop spindles.. The works. Even urathane bushings I packed the bearings pretty well, but will check and if need be pack some more into them.. Al
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Yea just check them out , I was just thinking while you had it down throw some grease to them, Or i would anyway. Cole
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Guess it can't hurt any..
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Found studs threw NAPA. $3.59 each. $33.00 and some change. Had to special order it. They will be here by Tuesday. Talking with a guy at Summit Racing. He told me that if the stud goes inside the lug nut by 1/2". It will not hold any stronger if it were all the way to the end.. He also told me to torque down the lugs. I'll have to find that somewhere.. I bought studs that are 2 7/8" from the inside. That will still give me enough threads to go over the lug nut so it should be fine with the acorn nuts I have now. Also going to put those locking lug nuts as well.. I have neighbors that would just love to steal my wheels and sell them for beer money.. Al
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