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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 00, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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What length wheel studs should I use??

The aftermarket studs are about 3" long. Are these what everybody are using or are there shorter ones available?? It just seems that there will be a lot of stud sticking out past the lugnut.

The '80 Cadillac Seville rear disk brake metric studs are about 1-7/16" long and my '67 drum brake studs are a little over 1" long installed. Where can I buy studs that will fit my drum brake hubs and axles but are 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" long or do I have to cut the excess threaded portion of the aftermarket studs off. Please advise. Thanks. pdq67

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 12:01 PM
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Rick's has 1-3/4" studs for about $1.75 each. I just re-built the 8.2 rear end out of my 67, including new axles, and I bought 10 new wheel studs from Rick's because I didn't think I had gotten new wheel studs with the axles. The rear end shop found them in a box so I have another 10 I don't need.

I won't be back home (St. Louis) until this Friday and I'll put a ruler on the ones I have. If interested, send me an e-mail with your address and I'll send them to you.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 03:00 PM
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As a rule of thumb, fastener manufacturers like to see 1.5 x thread diameter of thread exposed past the nut. In some cases this is not practical (rod bolts).

You may want to try a local car-related machine shop. Many of them carry various studs that may suit your needs. Brake shops should have a ton of them also.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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I just e-mailed you back (hope I did it right) to tell you I want your 10 wheel studs. If not reach me at [email protected].

Send me your full name and address and tell me what you want for them and upon receipt of them, I will send you a money order.

Thanks very much for the comeback to my post. pdq67

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