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14 bolt hubs the same on 2.5 - 3.5 drums?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cola-man, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Cola-man

    Cola-man Registered Member

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    I'm searching for a set of hubs for a Corporate 14 bolt FF out of a CUCV. These had 3-1/2 inch brakes and I was wondering if I could use the hubs from an axle with 2-1/2 inch drums? I've found a set of 3.5 drums just need the hubs. Will this work or am I totally off couse here?
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    AFAIK the hubs are the same for both brakes. At least i have helped someone do a disc conversion that had the 2.5" brakes and it came out good so i'm guessing they're the same. The only hubs that i would bet are different are the ones that have the outboard mounted drum that removes without having to remove the hub assembly.
     
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    mosesburb For Rent Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hubs are the same. The difference is made up in the backing plate. The 3.5" backing plates are offset inboard further than the 2.5" units are.
     
  4. Cola-man

    Cola-man Registered Member

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    That's what I hoped but wanted to check here before I forked out the money. Thanks for the help.:grin:
     

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