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#1 markrally

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:40 PM

HAs anyone got any pics of a mini hub that has been converted to run the ford PCD as its easier and cheaper to get ford wheels and they run a 12mm stud which is a bit safer than the original 3/8" mini stud?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:57 PM

Didn't Dean change his pcd to suit his new wheels, I can see your looking at his thread now, a lot of the pictures have gone now though, I'm sure he had them redrilled to 100*4 not the 108*4 Ford setup but as long as there is enough metal the principle is the same

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:02 PM

Hi Mark,

I have seen it done and on a car but I don't have a close up picture of it. Mini Hubs were used and the PCD re-drilled, it was done by dropping a milled out sierra hub over the hub of the mini. Obviously it doesn't leave much 'meat' in the flange though.

I'll try and get a picture sent to me.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:04 PM

yes i thought he had but as you say a lot of the pictures have been lost from when the forum was moving servers a while back, i would have thought you would need to do them on a dividing head machine to get them exactly spot on as there is no centre boss to locate the wheel on so all the weight would be on the studs anyway.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:53 PM

Alright mark just noticed this thread. Did you manage to find a way of drilling the hubs? A local engineering firm modded mine for me. I could ask them tomorrow if that helps. Let me know

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:20 AM

Alright mark just noticed this thread. Did you manage to find a way of drilling the hubs? A local engineering firm modded mine for me. I could ask them tomorrow if that helps. Let me know



Well i have just measured my hubs and there aint enough meat left in diameter to drill them to 108mm pcd with a 12mm stud so i thik i will need new drive flanges off a metro

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compared to an original metro flange

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anyone got a spare set as most have been used on the fiesta conversion by now!!!
Have you got any pics on your PC of the drill hubs dean??

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Edited by markrally73, 25 February 2008 - 02:30 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:21 AM

Here you go Mark. could only find these pics. has the rear hubs already got a pcd fitment of 108mm? thought they might have?

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:43 PM

Cheers dean, looks like i need some flanges then, the rears still have the ford pcd in them,

ps you may need to machine the 4 lugs off your front flanges around the hub nut, it may foul the wheels????

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:44 PM

double post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D

Edited by markrally73, 25 February 2008 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:55 PM

i see what u mean mate. The centre section of those wheels are large enough to go round the lugs. I may even need to have sum spacers made 2 hold the wheels central but i figure the shafted nuts do that job? Could be wrong?

Edited by dean_chad, 25 February 2008 - 04:59 PM.





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