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14 Bolt 6 lug conversion and pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Donovan, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. Donovan

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    I finally got me buddy's 14 Bolt convered to a 6 lug. Here you guys go. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rustbucket.rockcrawler.com/photo.html>http://www.rustbucket.rockcrawler.com/photo.html</a>

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    how did you do this I want to know if that conversion will work fro a dana 60 rear end.
    thanks Colin

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    Can we see it with out the wheel?Thats way cool!

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  4. Donovan

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    No it will not work on a Dana 60 hub. The center hub on a Dana 60 is way to large. There is not enough material to take out. The 14 bolt hub is smaller to start with than a Dana 60.

    Donovan
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    <font color=blue>Hes right the dana 60 hubs are way too large. If you welded 14 bolt housing ends (with the spindle) onto a dana 60 housing, you could use the 14 bolt hub machined down but it would be cheaper and easier to just use a 14 bolt.</font color=blue>
     
  6. Donovan

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    Will I will have to think about showing you how I did it. It took about 2 weeks of thinking on how to get this to work with the stock 14 bolt brakes. I can't give all my secrets away just yet.[​IMG]

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    Hey Donovan, I have a set of front 60 hubs that have been converted to 5 on 5.5" lug pattern (for my Jeep CJ8 project). I'm sure they could've been made into 6 lug just as easily as 5 luggers. Anyway, we used Ford Dana 60 hubs, and there's still plenty of meat left on them. If you're interested, I can shoot you an email with pictures.

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    I would love to see them Ken. Those are the internal spline in the hub right?

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    Looks good, but can you get it down to three lugs? Just kidding, something weird about having only six lugs per wheel. If you can convert a front D60 to 6 lug like Ken said and run 15" alum wheels you have something.

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    All I need is a Hub and spindle and I am pretty sure I can figure it out. If you have a extra one laying around I would be glad to try it out.[​IMG]

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    Don't you guys know that all the cool kids are running 15" 8 lug steel wheels? :D

    Pete

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    Donovan, I'll get a shot of that hub and send you a PM, since I can't ever figure out how to post pictures here (LOL!!). And yes, it is an internal splined Ford hub...now I just gotta find some Ferd spindles and such.

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    Look at the Dana 50 IFS splines Ken. There are suppose to be the same as the Dana 60 but I seem to fine them cheaper than a True Dana 60. Look for wrecked F250. That might be cheaper for you.

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    Geez... Reminds of an FJ45 rear end LOL!

    Now mount that puppy up with disc brakes and you'll have a REALLY trick rear end :smile:
     
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    What offset are your wheels? I am going to be putting in a D60 (Real Soon [​IMG]) and was wondering if 15's would work and how much grinding needs to be done on the calipers. Thanks

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