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14 bolt drums

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FatBoyBlazer, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    is it possible to re-drill the drums on my 14 bolt (i got a new one) to fit a 6 lug pattern? i have a hunch that it would work......
     
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    It also requires some machining of the hubs and the axle flanges. Send a PM to Donovan. He's done the conversion to 6-lugs. But I think it cost some pretty serious cash. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    scratch that idea
     
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    I hear ya! All of a sudden a set of 8-lug wheels doesn't seem so expensive, eh? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    BTW, I see that you're in Worcester. I used to live on Holden Street, over near the Greendale Mall. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif I sure don't miss New England winters or salted roads! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    its been nice the last couple of winters, why don't you miss the salt, yeah 8 lug rims are looking damn good with my budjet, and this is my second 14 bolt, how long ago you move?
     
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    I bugged out of there around 12 years ago. It's really nice to work on stuff that hasn't been converted into one huge lump of rust from the road salt. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif I had to use a cutoff wheel to get the u-bolts off the rear axle on my '87 K5 that lived most of its life in Mass. The nuts had become one with the u-bolts. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif What size wheels are you going to go with? I've got 4 16.5x9.75 aluminum slotted mags that I'm planning to sell soon.
     
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    i had a 14bolt and i has the white spoke 15x10's i was just wondering about converting it,i had to get a new one because the other one blew up
     
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    I was just at the Les Schawb tire place today asking about 15x10 8 luggers....You can get the white spoke's in 15x10 for $29, 15x8's for $27. Thats plenty cheap. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     

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