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Old 01-25-2010, 11:00 AM
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Straight Axle mix

Does anyone know if you can take the front hubs and brake assembly off of a 1967 chevy c10 (5 lug (if it matters ( parenthesis inside parenthesis )))
and put it on the spindle of a 50s chevy truck straight axle.

I want to run a straight axle in my International pickup and use my new wheels. They are 5x5 bolt pattern to match my 12 bolt rear end. I want to stick with drums brakes and dont want to buy a kit.

thanks for any advice.
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In a word notonyourlifeforgetaboutit.

Nope, not even close. First off, a 49-54 Chevy passenger car spindle will bolt on, that will give you the standard 5 on 4-3/4" GM passenger car pattern.

You can also get hubs from many sources for this, I believe Summit has them.

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As I recall, 49 to 55 Pontiac, and Olds, hubs, drums, and backing plates fit a Chevy truck front axle.
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Well that wasnt what i wanted to hear.

time for plan B...

did the 50s truck straight axles come with 5x5 pattern? (i would have preferred the newer setup though)

or maybe plan C...

Have any of you guys heard of redrilling the hub and drum for a different pattern?
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Have any of you guys heard of redrilling the hub and drum for a different pattern?
Yep, no problem for anyone with a little machinist ability and a Bridgeport milling machine. Moser (the gear and axle people) will also do it.
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so... i could get a straight axle out of a 50s pickup, give it a brake job, have the hubs and drums redrilled, and id be good to go... right?

Or wait, maybe it would be a better idea to just do the same thing to a 60s (or 70s if possible) ford van or truck. The parts would be newer and would probley have cheaper parts.

the possibilities!
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