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to those with a six lug conversion......question
Posted 12 January 2005 - 11:35 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:00 AM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:37 AM
i have gotten my hubs i need , now i need to know the way you all have found center on your lug holes when you have the hub bolted on to the rim.....anyone????
I have a set of different diameter center punches that could be used for something like this, but I could suggest how to do this with a compass and protractor if you don't have those. I made an aluminum drilling guide for my rims with a CNC milling machine, but if you have a block of wood you could use that as well. Just draw a circle that is 140mm across, then draw a line straight across the center point of the circle that intersects both sides of the circle. Now use the protractor to make another line across the circle at 90 degrees to the first line. This will make the centers of the existing bolt studs on your hubs. Drill at the four intersecting points with a bit the same size as the lugs and you should have a board that will slide over the hub. At this point you want to lay out where the new holes will be centered. Use the protractor to mark 60 degrees away from a line between the center of the circle and the lugs you are going to leave attached to the hub. Drill your wooden guide with something the same diameter as your punch so it can slide into the hole and mark the center, or just use a really small drill bit and use the drill to mark the center on your hub. A drill press or drill guide to help keep the drill square to the drill guide would be a help, or stand something square next to the drill to help aid alignment.
Hopefully this rough drawing will help clarify.
- James B
Posted 13 January 2005 - 08:47 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:20 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:28 PM
Just pop the two lugs out, mount the rim to te hub with the two aligned studs, then use nail polish/grease pencil to mark the four other holes. Just drill into the hub till theres no paint/pencil left.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:31 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:10 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 10:07 AM
I did just the oposite for my full size spare. Punched out 2 sutds. Bolted the rim to an old drum brake hub. Then drilled through the rim using the hols in the hub as my guide. Taiperd the holes in the rim slightly so the lug nuts seat well.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:55 PM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 06:56 PM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:36 PM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:58 PM
You'd only see extra holes if you decided to drill through the rim to make it mount of the Subie 4lug pattern.
but then you have to look at those 2 unused holes.......ickypoo. but to each his own i guess.
Otherwise, if you do the hubs instead of the rim, it will look like it came from the factory with 6 lugs. See the attachments. The six lugs silver wheel is mine (1st pic), and the white wheel is McBrat's Chevy 5 lug wheels redrilled for the 4 lug Subie pattern (2nd pic).
Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:58 PM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 09:02 PM
Either way, theres some excellent information being gathered in this thread.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 09:06 PM
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