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Old 12-06-2007, 07:33 AM
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which rotor can I use

I have a 53 GMC that I have clipped the frame with a 76 Nova. It works well for me. I had a chance to pick up a 9" rear from a Lincoln with the factory disc brakes for a song from a friend, so I snapped it up. My problem is that the Nova is a 5 lug on 4.75 and the Lincoln is a 5 lug on 5". I have been looking at wheels and I can not find ones that have two bolt patterns, and I am having a hard time finding the same style of wheels with the bolt pattern I am looking for (trying to stay traditional looking and on a budget). I know that GM had several cars and trucks that had 5 on 5. Does anyone know if there is a rotor that will fit on the Nova spindle with the larger bolt pattern?
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:37 AM
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Weld draglites are universal, and they look good on most anything. You can normally find a set around $350-450 dollars. You could also get a machine shop to drill the Lincoln axles to chevy pattern. I think it costs around $40 an axle where I live.
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Trouble is...the 5x5 Impala, Buick etc rotors are going to be a larger diameter, which will make your caliper mounts useless. You may find an aftermatket spindle/caliper unit, but that won't be cheap. Maybe, you can get the rotors redrilled to suit.
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