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Old 04-14-2006, 10:18 AM
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Tri5 front wheel bearing replacement

I want to replace the original hub bearings with new rollers on my 56 chev sedan .If I buy from a tri5 supplier they want $110 a set. I want to keep the stock spindles\ hubs .

Any Tri5 owners out there find something from Napa or other that would be
a direct fit ?

Brian

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It has been so L O N G ........but I remember using 59 or 60 Chevrolet hubs....and drums......maybe later models ... I forget exactly which ones...
Maybe this will jog someone's memory and they can tell you.....
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:53 PM
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It has been so L O N G ........but I remember using 59 or 60 Chevrolet hubs....and drums......maybe later models ... I forget exactly which ones...
Maybe this will jog someone's memory and they can tell you.....
Thanks Deuce, I have the original hubs and want to replace the ball bearing orginals which are pretty rough with some new tapered sets. There must be a generic set that will fit .I just think $110 \set is a little steep.

It's like the studs I needed for the wheels ,Tri5 parts dealer wanted 3.25ea
but I found them for 1.25 at the auto parts store .

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Get the dimensions of the outer and outer races. Measure the width of the bearings also. Go to your neighborhood bearing shop. Get in their catalog section and find, by dimension, the bearings you will need. (The timken dimension catalog is catalog #699. I paid 25.00 for mine) You will find after a little while of searching that the width is the one that might hang you up. (ball bearings need less width than rollers of an equal diameter.) Usually the conversion bearings have a really thick outer race to compensate. I just went through this on a 59 caddy. I couldnt find anything that would fit without making a spacer. I gave up and paid almost 300.00 for the conversion set. (believe me, I spent a great deal of time searching, trying to save that money. I even got on a couple cadillac forums) If there is anyone on here that has the conversion already then you might get the # from the bearings and buy them from your bearing house. Hopefully they are not some obsolete # from a defunct manufacturer. 110.00 isn't so bad a price to save all that, now is it?


If you post up the ID,OD and width as measured with an accurate micrometer then I will look at my 25.00 timken catalog and see if there is anything that will work. (maybe it'll do someone some good) You still may have to make a spacer.
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