wheel studs are too long...now what? - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
Tech Team
Dan
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NY/LI
Posts: 84
wheel studs are too long...now what?

68 covt...
ok so i swapped out the rear studs and used ARP studs. put the rear part of the bear brake kit. finally got the wheel/tire...even got the mcgard spline drive lug nuts.

go and put the wheel on and the studs are WAYYY too long. probably about 3/4 to an inch too long. so what to do now?

i would really like to avoid the look of open lugs. are there lug nuts that are extra long?
mktbully is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 01:10 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,349
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

Screw a nut on the threads and use a cut-off wheel and trim to length. Cut straight as you can using the nut as a backstop. Unscrew the nut and that will fix the starter thread, then lightly file the cut edge.
Should be go to go.

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
Tech Team
Dan
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NY/LI
Posts: 84
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DOUG G View Post
Screw a nut on the threads and use a cut-off wheel and trim to length. Cut straight as you can using the nut as a backstop. Unscrew the nut and that will fix the starter thread, then lightly file the cut edge.
Should be go to go.
hmmm i would assume cutting it wouldn't have any ill effects on the studs themselves?
mktbully is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 05:23 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 21,341
Smile Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

No problem at all IF you don't go hawg-wild w/ the angle grinder!!

If you are worried about it, then use a wet washrag to wet each one down as you cut them off so that they don't get too hot.

pdq67



pdq67 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 05:23 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,349
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

Should be little heat and all at cut. You could use a saws-all too.

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 07, 06:40 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,045
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

Vintage road race lug nuts....

chicane67 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 04:10 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,353
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

[QUOTE=chicane67;795599]Vintage road race lug nuts....

I dont think he wants to send hundreds of dollars for lug nuts, i know i never will...
I think that is when you know you have too much money and need to give more to charity
400bird is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 05:13 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 21,341
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

Well consider roundy-round, I think $1.25/each, double end BIG hex lugnuts!!

And leave the studs long!!

I think SPEEDWAY sells them if not mistaken???

pdq67



pdq67 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 10:45 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,045
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

Yup... those guys have way too much money and not enough... **cough, Ill leave that alone... cough** But a local machine shop could do it for less. I mean material and time... wouldnt cost $400. I think the shop that made those knew they too much money.

I just used the McGard 60127 thru nuts with my Vintage Wheel Works V45's...



I think I spent about $100 on the complete set.
chicane67 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 07, 03:23 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 21,341
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

To highjack here!!

Chicane,

Did you ever check out the '69 Merc Cougar Eliminator 2-speed rearend yet here that I tried to get you to??

Here's the link to it.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...-speed+rearend

I've got some money to put in on making it IF I could get the engineering blueprints off Ford!! In a New York Minute, I think it is that gooda deal!!

Let me know.

pdq67

Sorry about that guys, please carry-on..



pdq67 is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 07, 06:28 PM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Vancouver, USA
Posts: 10,511
Re: wheel studs are too long...now what?

You could install shorter wheel studs.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BPOS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USING A DEGREE WHEEL TO DETERMINE CAM mark67ss Performance 10 Jul 26th, 17 05:33 PM
Wheel studs into axle flange, torque to...? cdnpont Transmission & Driveline 1 Mar 17th, 07 09:06 AM
Damaged Wheel Studs - How 2 Remove? Scoop69RS-SS Brakes, Suspension & Steering 13 Jul 7th, 04 01:05 AM
U-joints and wheel studs travis Performance 2 May 22nd, 03 02:52 AM
Steering Linkage HELP....a little long JR69Camaro Brakes, Suspension & Steering 4 Aug 18th, 02 11:13 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome