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So, I was just thinking

JPSmit

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recently we had a pic of a Midget with Ford Escort(?) rims. The owner had adapted the hubs to fit. Would it make more sense to adapt the rims? In other words, if you drilled 4 X 4" holes inbetween the exiting 4 holes - would that compromise the rims?

Yesterday I was driving and saw a car driving with rims that appeared to be drilled for 3 different bolt patterns.

I don't really plan to do this - I just think about things

thoughts?
 

Dave Russell

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Do you really want this very highly stressed area of the wheel to have extra holes drilled in it? Not me!
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fabmandan

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Alot of "Tuner" wheels have 2 or 3 different bolt patterns, but they're cast that way. I think the problem would be the lug nut seat. Steel wheels have an extruded cone seat and aluminum wheels have a straight recessed seat or a chamfered recessed seat. Any way you went you would probably remove too much material and affect the integrity of the wheels. IMHO.
 

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I am the guy who altered the Ford wheels. Do not, repeat do not drill four more holes!! I opened up the excisting holes and then made semi hardened washers to put the holes at four inch centers. I did not alter the car's wheel studs in case I wanted to go back to the Rostyle wheels and only machined a very small amount of the rims so as not to violate their integrity. I will begin re-furbishing the front end and I will have the wheels off if anyone would like pics.
 

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Speaking of Wheels, i have Four ET Slotted mags that won't work on my SWA. The backset is about an inch too shallow! RATS. Complete with lug nuts and Uni-Lugs for 4 on 4", or 4 on 4 1/4". .. .. They SHOULD work with a BE or RWA car tho.. .. .. anyone interested? or are offers of part for sale forbidden on the Forums?.. i have pics if someone wants... I can bring them to LoTO for that matter. I paid about $400.. Oh yeah 13" X 5.5"
 

jlaird

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Offers are fine as long as you are not a business.

In fact we like to see what is available and for what.

We will be glad to tell you if you are too high. LOL
 
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