Center bore measurement on 4 lug wheels?

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Center bore measurement on 4 lug wheels?

Postby Sojourner » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:21 pm

Hello.

I'm researching wheels that will replace the beat-up set on my 1973 camper trailer. They are 13 inches and have 4 lugs on a 4 inch diameter. The wheels attach with bolts instead of nuts onto studs. I think that means they are "hub-centric." So I'm in search of a set of wheels with a center bore that measures the same or slightly larger than my hubs. A few months ago I bought a 4-on-4 wheel from a trailer supply company. It fits fine with a 64.1 mm to 67.1 mm hub ring. But I'd rather find some interesting wheels from the 70's that will fit. Does anyone know the center bore measurement on the H-Body cars?
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Re: Center bore measurement on 4 lug wheels?

Postby bugdewde » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:15 pm

Air-cooled VWs use lug bolts instead of nuts. 4-lug after '67 (4 x 130mm), 5-lug before '67.
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Re: Center bore measurement on 4 lug wheels?

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:53 pm

I had a utility trailer with 4 on 4" wheels, and I had to enlarge the center bore of a pair of Vega wheels to fit the hubs.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: Center bore measurement on 4 lug wheels?

Postby Sojourner » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:45 pm

I bet my trailer hubs are also too large to accommodate the Vega wheels. I might end up doing the same thing you did. Thanks for the insight
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Re: Center bore measurement on 4 lug wheels?

Postby spencerforhire » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:16 am

And last night on one of the Facebook H-body groups, someone needed a wheel & tire to be able to move a car around, and discovered that the spare from their trailer fit the car.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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