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rsdgeorge
Rocky George

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5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: rsdgeorge
Date: February 07, 2014 09:48AM

First time posting and I am sure this has been discussed ad nauseum. I am in the process of a 5.0 conversion and would like a little more tire. I want to go to 5 lugs and 15-16 inch wheels. What is the best way ti do this? Stock front and rear for now.


rsdgeorge
Rocky George

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Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: rsdgeorge
Date: February 07, 2014 10:12AM

There are some nice 4 lug Mustang rims available but they are 4x108 bolt pattern. How difficult would it be to change the bolt pattern?


63BlueMGB
Nick B
Kansas City, Mo.
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01/16/2011 05:17PM

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1963 MGB

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Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: 63BlueMGB
Date: February 07, 2014 09:19PM

Please review this thread with regards to the 5 lug front hub conversion. Alot more options with 5 lug, It really helped with my conversion.
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tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: February 08, 2014 02:26PM

What kind of car? I did a 5 lug on the TR8 because it solved more problems for less money than keeping it stock. TR8 bolt pattern wheels are few and expensive in between. Ford 5 lug are cheap and everywhere. TR8 uses tiny front wheel bearings. TR8 rear ends as a rule, should automatically be replaced with a Ford limited slip disc brake rear end. So take all that into consideration, and I kept the ford bolt pattern in the rear and swapped in SD1 front redrilled uprights and hubs. How you do this is going to depend on what kind of car you are building.


codyrw12
cody wollenslegel
Columbus Ohio
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12/11/2013 06:31PM

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69 MGB GT ford 347

Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: codyrw12
Date: March 28, 2014 04:09PM

I just got VTO classic 8s in 16x8 for my widebody BGT with 65 mustang front hub and a 8.8 rear
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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 28, 2014 10:41PM

Hey Cody, Car looks great! Is that Dave's (Preform Resources) classic Sebring front valance?


codyrw12
cody wollenslegel
Columbus Ohio
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12/11/2013 06:31PM

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69 MGB GT ford 347

Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: codyrw12
Date: March 28, 2014 11:47PM

Yep it's the speedster widebody with Sebring front



Grant70B
GRANT Matthews
La Conner, Wa
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02/24/2013 10:38AM

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1970 MGB Roadster V6 conversion 3.5L

Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: Grant70B
Date: April 02, 2014 10:24PM

I used 1972 Chevelle hubs brought off of ebay. Same bearings as the MG spindle. Just machined some off the inner side to match the MG bearing spacing. Then machined the GM seal lip to match the MG seal. 5 lug 4.75 spacing to go with my cut down s10 rear end. Hope this helps


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
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01/25/2011 04:52PM

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1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: April 05, 2014 03:53PM

is there enough material to redrill the flanges?



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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1953 posts)

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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: 5 Lug Wheels
Posted by: mgb260
Date: April 05, 2014 05:40PM

No, If you look at the MGB front hub there is a dual bolt pattern for wheel and disk brake. The wire wheel rear hub can have the spindle cut off and redrilled for 5 lug. 4x4.5 is same circle as 5x4.5. Reuse one lug hole and 2 holes are close but works fine. MGC hubs for bolt on wheels are 5x4.75 Chevy pattern but rare over here. I have seen them on UK Ebay. It is fairly easy to convert to American Chevy or Ford hubs in front and use American matching narrowed rear. If you do a search on here and Mgexperience, there are lots of ways.


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