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Old 03-15-2004, 01:31 AM
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Small Chevy car wheel to fit Chevy Truck

Problem; need a way to put 4and 3 quarter chevy wheels on my 82 Chevy truck . ( 5on5 inch) any ideas besides adapters? Thanks, Mike Is there a hub interchange?

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Old 03-15-2004, 06:11 AM
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If the center hole of the smaller wheel were to be able to fit the rotor without interference, you could have the rotor re-drilled to the 4-3/4 inch bolt pattern and simply have new studs installed.

I have thought of this method before in my own situations as they came about, and redrilling the rotors is MUCH safer than using an adapter that could possibly come loose at the most unwanted time.
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The other problem I've run into is most of the passenger car wheels will not clear the brake caliper on chevy truck front ends.
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small wheel pattern to large

I took some rotors off another truck to have them drilled and what I saw : the studs come through ; so of course you knock those out then skip over to drill new pattern. The only place I see where the new holes will be, has ridges or I guess protrusions that strengthen. That wont work from what I see. Seems like someone would have done this changeover before or heard of a way. There has to be a bearing change or something! What about the pre 71 big cars that had the 4 and 3 quarters bolt pattern?
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I have yet to see the rotors redrilled, but plenty of rear axleshafts.

I would also think that if a different rotor would work better, machine work to install bearings for your truck could be installed without weakening the replacement rotor.
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