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Old 09-28-2004, 11:25 PM
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im a 1st semester body and paint student and we are to come up with a project. we are learning welding and since i just got some new rims ,that dont fit, does anyone have the dimensions or a site that does have dimensions for wheel adapters. so i can fabricate my own. my instructor is getting me the correct steel to use so all i need is a dimension drawing.


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I've never see an adpt. that was really safe. Why not re drill the wheels to fit your bolt pattern? It would be easier and safer and cheaper.

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i wopuld drill new holes but there isnt enough space . i could only fit about 3/4 of the bolt hole without hitting the hub hole. so i need adapters
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I've never see an adpt. that was really safe. Why not re drill the wheels to fit your bolt pattern? It would be easier and safer and cheaper.

Troy
hey how do u redrill the holes on wheels? i got a set of nice rims that are 5x4.5 and my bolt pattern is 5x4.75 and i would love to put these on my car, thought about the wheel adapters but after hearing the horror stories im afraid to!

with the wheel being 5x4.5 and my car 5x4.75, that is a .25inch overal bolt pattern. so for each stud hole that means i would just need to make it 0.05inch larger(longer)??
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Just drill the wheels bolt pattern on the axle and hub flange.

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yes i would absolutely just drill the axle flanges for the wheels.
i would tell you a story about wheel adapters but i'll start to cry about my old 63 chevyII ss that was totalled because of them...mel
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