I'm trying to adapt Overland wires wheels on a T front axle and I'm looking for a set of Overland spindle arms and drag link.
Could somebody help me ?
Thank you so much for your replies.
Hi From Iowa! I'm not trying to hack this but I'm also interested in this adaption and am wondering if it is possible to adapt the wheel hub to a T Ford Spindle? I have a set of Houks on one of my Ts that someone 30 years ago in I believe CA adapted to work on T spindles? Thanks John
You need Overland spindles. I think that it's not possible to adapt T spindles in overland hubs. waiting for specialists ideas...
Overland bearings center to center are an inch
narrower than a ford bearings. Three ways it can work. One find ford spindles that do not narrow
down after the threads and then you can thread down
an inch and it will work. Second way find a set of
chevy spindels that do not narrow down after the thread and thread them down an inch and then adapt
them to fit ford. Third way is the way I went after
trying all the other ways plus trying to adapt the
overland to fit, lots of machine work, is to make
a new set of Overland hubs with the correct sizes
to fit Ford. It seems like a lot of work but it is
a lot faster. You only have to build the front hubs. I started the same thing trying to adapt the
overland hubs, I gave up and made them from scratch. I still have the 1/2 done hubs and a new
set of hubs I built. The first two ways the drag
link hits the wishbone that is just another problem you have to over come. email me if you have any trouble.
Way I did it was weld my hub to the wheel
The good way seems to adapt Overland hubs on T spindles because of the camber of these spindles necessary for the wheels. In this case we have to find only one inside bearing that fit on the spindle with a proper steel ring. For the outside bearing a standard T bearing could fit in withe an other ring. Look at drawing and photo.
Thank you so much. Pierre.
Hi From Iowa: Thanks guys for the good info! It sounds to me like the convertion is easier if we just find overland spindles to put on the T axle & therefore use all overland parts. It also sound like we can make the overland Hub work on the T spindle with the correct bearings, but do we need to thread farther on the T spindle to get the correct bearing to bearing spacing? Thanks In Advance - John
The camber in the T spindles should be just fine for your wheels. Looks like it would be pretty simple to make adapter rings for the inner bearing cup to place the bearings the correct distance apart to use the stock T spindle. Bore the inner side of the hub and press the adapters into the hub bore and use T outer bearings and cups.
Dan: I for one do want to thank you for the info that many of us can use in our projects!!! John
I need bearing 1" 1/8 x 2"1/4 and 1" thick
and then I"ll just have to rectif very little inside of the spindle and inside of the hub.
For the outside bearing standart model T Timken bearing will be ok.
Dan It would be pleasant to meet you when I'll stay in Berkeley during May and June ...
Thank you so much
A Timken inner bearing #1985 & outer cup #1922 should give you 1.125 I.D. x 2.250 O.D. x .781 W.
I would think you could make a spacer to compensate for the narrower width.
Hi Pierre, I have an Overland front axle and spindles if interested. Do not know the year tag says model 91 of 92,
Looks like a heavy duty version of the T axle, same length and spring perch holes match
See my ad in the Classified section for a set of 5 Overland/Buffalo? wheels with the set of hubs and spare tire carrier.
I own 4 overland hubs and make 2 right and 2 left buds. I adapted them on T spindles with correct bearings and adapted rear T hubs inside of 2 Overland hubs. I purchased 2 more Overland hubs at Bakersfield swap last year. These hubs are shorter than the 4 ones adapted and they have Overland spindles. I don't need them and plan to sell them back at Auburn swap next June. If somebody need I can send picture of them .... Thanks for your reply. best regards you all.