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Posted: 10/12/18 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would love to buy the real thing if you can show me where I can buy them??

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Posted: 10/12/18 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

studs


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I'll presume you have mobile home type axles where the lug bolts screw into the hub with wedge spacers that center the rim since your description is lacking, but your solution alludes to these axles.
If so hardware store thread rod may get you going and is very ingenious, but likely grade 2 rod and not proper for the application.
If the bolts don't need a tapered shoulder (they mustn't since you welded a nut to a rod), then just use grade 8 bolts.
If they're shouldered (self centering) then you have an issue with centering if not using a cone shaped taper shoulder bolt.
Good luck with your project.


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Snowbird posted the same link I was gonna post. Get the studs, some locktite and screw them in the hubs, then use the ½-20 Lug nuts and you are done.

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Making it work wrote:

I ended up making some. I got some 1/2”-13 threaded rod and 12-1.5 open ended lug nut I retapped the nuts to 1/2”-13 and threaded them on then welded them seems to work great


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Making it work wrote:

Hey guy thanks for all the help And quick response I ended up making some. I got some 1/2”-13 threaded rod and 12-1.5 open ended lug nut I retapped the nuts to 1/2”-13 and threaded them on then welded them seems to work great


Really bad idea.


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