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Old 09-01-2016, 10:21 AM
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I got the Willys....
Join Date: Jun 21, 2005
Location: Huntington, Ma.
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Originally Posted by jpcoutts
I hope at least some of the wheels are good. They are so hard to find. I also thought about having some other wheels re-drilled but no one could(or would) do the coining needed to get the proper lock between the wheels after mounting. Coining is the raised ridge around every other bolt hole with a depression around the other holes that makes them fit together as a unit when mounted for strength I suppose.

My machinist friend said it shouldn't be a problem drilling 8 lug wheels to 6. And I've got 6 free Ford wheels sitting on a dually at work that's heading to the scrap yard soon.

I'm not sure how necessary the coining is. GM dually wheels don't have anything locking them together. Ford seems to have a pin.
Thomas Russell
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