Swapping rear Wheel studs to 1/2"

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Swapping rear Wheel studs to 1/2"

Post by Wallyuph on Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:18 pm

I'm doing a WilWood break upgrade all around with disk breaks, it requires 1/2" wheel studs to be installed in rear axle. Has anyone done this and can you give me any pointers.

I'm running a 73 Pontiac Lemans rear end with stock axles and 373 gears now.
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:26 pm

This may not be what you want but what about upgrading to a set of Moser stock length axles with the studs in already. I had them in my Nova with the 12 bolt.
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:41 pm

bracketchev1221 wrote:This may not be what you want but what about upgrading to a set of Moser stock length axles with the studs in already.  I had them in my Nova with the 12 bolt.  

I don't know if they will work I have a large bearing on mine as its a Pontiac rear end. I found that out when replacing a bearing.

What the asking price for the axles? I just went through the whole rear end last fall with new gears set up.
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:46 pm

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Re: Swapping rear Wheel studs to 1/2"

Post by Wallyuph on Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:25 pm

bracketchev1221 wrote:http://www.moserengineering.com/axles/10-bolt-28-spline-fits-1973-77-laguna-monte-carlo-chevelle-malibu-cutlass.html

I planned on using the 30 spline when I do my rear end.  

What are you looking to get for them?
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:50 pm

I'm sorry, I misunderstood. They are not mine I was making a suggestion for you. I had a set in my nova and plan on buying a set of them for the malibu.
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Post by jerry46765 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:21 pm

We used to upgrade to 1/2" studs on oval cars in the '80s. No exact science. We went to auto parts store, looked through Dorman cabinet for wheel studs. If I remember correctly, we used Lincoln or T-Bird studs because they had a large knurled shank and the end of the stud had a 1/4" leader before threads began. Redrilled axle and drum to clear bigger studs. We ran steel wheels so not sure what you do for trick aluminum wheels. Here is a picture of the stud, not recommending this specific stud.

http://www.carid.com/2000-lincoln-ls-lug-nuts-locks/dorman-wheel-stud-29003421.html?gclid=CKmg7tyo0cQCFQenaQodlU8Ahw
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