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Kernel-K
Bill Kowalewski

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08/17/2014 11:04AM

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Machining Wire Wheel Hubs
Posted by: Kernel-K
Date: November 24, 2014 03:06PM

Is there any reason(s) why a set of wire wheel knock-off hubs could not be lathe cut (to remove the splined section) and reused to mount disk style wheels?
Of course there's the shorter rear axle/spacing issue which could be resolved with spacers and longer studs...but any fitment issues with the hubs themselves?


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1995 posts)

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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Machining Wire Wheel Hubs
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 25, 2014 03:24PM

Easily done and popular for redrilling to 5 lug (5x 4.5") as the hubs are flat on back instead of tapered like the steel wheel hubs.


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