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I have axles that are drilled for 4 lug wheels, how hard would it be to drill for 5 lug wheels and open up new wheel opportunities? Also, does anyone have an old 5 stud brake drum they'd part with so I can use as a template to drill new holes?

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72BBNova wrote: » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:00 pm

I just did a 5 lug and disc conversion on my Spyder. Fronts were easy, I changed to a 66 spindle and used the drum brake hubs that were on my 72 Nova, (same as a late model hub). On the rears I knocked out the 4 studs and used the rotor from the front as a pattern to drill the axle flange, it fit the flange like a glove. Welded up one hole and marked and re-drilled the others took about an hour to do each axle. Here's some pictures. Jeff

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does anyone have an old 5 stud brake drum they'd part with so I can use as a template to drill new holes?
It would help if we knew where you were located

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Allentown pa, sorry

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No worries, just needed to know. You are about 130 miles from the Corvair ranch in Gettysburg, if you can't find one locally.

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Thanks

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Connrod wrote: » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:47 am

I have axles that are drilled for 4 lug wheels, how hard would it be to drill for 5 lug wheels and open up new wheel opportunities? Also, does anyone have an old 5 stud brake drum they'd part with so I can use as a template to drill new holes?
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