Langs listed rear wood wheel hubs for tapered axels, a 5-1/2 diameter hub and flange. This item is no longer available. Does any one know who may be making these now? Has there been any information on the forum or Vintage Ford about how to convert a 6 inch to make it look like the early 5-1/2?
i have done it, its a lot of work if you do it right + you have to scrap a pair of 11-13 frt hubs. charley
John McLaren was making those.
Dale: Hi From Iowa! I have had a local machinest convert frt & Rr hubs for my "09 & have made several other sets for others. It is not cheap because of the early front hubs that must be sacrificed, but he does a great job for me. If I could locate the frt hubs I could get them made & deliver them to Chik in Mar! Thanks John
Question is the difference between the 09-10 hubs and later hubs only the outside diameter and placement of the bolt holes ?
If so, couldn't the holes the later hubs and front plates be welded up, the diameters turned to 5 1/2" and new holes drilled? It doesn't sound difficult with a rotary table.
I think the 09-10 front plates were drilled round not square, so that's one step that is not necessary. What am I missing?
Hey, Charley, I might be driving thru your neck of the woods. Might be able to stop by and see who can BS the other one the most! LOL
All hubs were 6" diameter after mid June 1910. No need to re- drill any of those.
Richard!come on by. but you must make an appointment, make sure you bring your high top boots ha,ha. charley
Hey Guys- he asked about REAR hubs!
dan ! you have to use a part of the frt hub to make the rear hub look right. charley
Thanks Charley- shows ya what I know about early parts huh? Dan
thanks. Steve. Charley