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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Need 5 bolt to 6 bolt swap help asap!
So that means we change from the ball joints out, correct?
Tom, the 6 bolt hubs won't bolt onto the 5 bolt hubs. The whole caliper and hub assembly will swap, but the brake caliper bracket won't which is what we're having a problem with.
The late '70's 6 bolt hubs will bolt on as they use the same 2 bolt calipers, but these use the 6 bolt calipers, found in the early late 70's (confised now?).
A little more info as to what we're doing...
Archie had 3.54 gears in his '78 CJ-5. I have a Scout axle with 3.54's in it, that he was going to use to replace his 2 piece narrow track AMC axle with 3.54's. I told him I'd give him the axle if he found me some Scout shafts to use as spares, as it was my spare axle. He found a Scout axle with 3.73's in it that had been welded. Rather than use my axle, we decided to swap in my old Scrambler axle that had 3.73's in it and use his rear axle. Unfortunately, my front axle has the 5 bolt hubs and smaller brakes than his. So I looked on the Web at various places, and everything says they'll swap over easily. So we took them both apart and nothing swaps. This is where we're at. So he can use the 5 bolt hubs and smaller calipers, but he just had new calipers, pads, and rotors put on his, which is why he wanted to use them ($800 worth, but the rear axle had new brakes as well).
So it looks to us like nothing will swap over, so we'll have to use the 5 bolt stuff. We were unsure, maybe there was something we were missing, so I decided to post the question here.
This may make a little more sense now.
If we can't get this resolved, anyone want to buy some very slightly used 6 bolt hubs, large calipers, large rotors, spindle, and 6 bolt caliper bracket? They have been cleaned and fresh Mobil-1 synthetic grease applied.
Winter Harbor, Maine
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