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I've looked high & low and can't find anywhere that sells lugs that look like the one I saw on a car in a post pver at pro-touring.com:




So I found a machine shop by me that will make them. Going to run by there this week to talk to them and find out cost and metal choices. I would like stainless if it would be strong enough to be used for street driving. Not sure of the cost yet.

Would anyone else want these made for their car? I think more sets would bring the cost down. My car is a 68 Camaro, and my wheels use the lugs with the beveled edge. I'm sure I'd need to keep the lugs all the same style to get any type of multi-set discount.


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i read he paid $400 a set!

how much is your machinist charging you?

also, 400 dollars a set, youd think hed atleast change drums to disc
 

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Look easy as heck to make.

Buy a length of hex stock in the size you need, cut to length, drill & tap while in the lathe, then put on the proper tapper....done (just repeat 20 times :rolleyes:)
 

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You might check with musclecarjohn , I saw in a post last week he had similar race type lug nuts made for his 69 out of stainless. He might have suggestions for you.
 

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You might check with musclecarjohn , I saw in a post last week he had similar race type lug nuts made for his 69 out of stainless. He might have suggestions for you.
Yes, I think thats John's car.
 

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Had another thought on this. What about coupling nuts ? I know they come in 316 stainless as I've used them in marine applications on control linkages before. If you could find some that are long enough you would just need the proper seat angle cut on the end.
 

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Good idea on the coupling nuts, but I looked at McMaster and they don't show anything in stainless that's long enough for what I want in stainless.

Doug..it does sound easy to do with the right equipment. Wish I had a lathe.
 

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i read he paid $400 a set!

how much is your machinist charging you?

also, 400 dollars a set, youd think hed atleast change drums to disc
You can change to discs on your SS,I'm keeping my Z/28's as were originally built...:yes:

I know some can't understand $400 for lugnuts (actually $1,200 for 3 sets) but for those looking for the correct "look",there really isn't another option.

They may look like simple bar stock,but up close,they're actually more like jewelery,there is much more to them that pictures do not capture.
These are the 2nd generation design with an extra 1/4" tang on the end to help locate the wheel and engage more threads.

Due the the fact I don't like them as much on my more modern-looking wheel designs,I've decided to keep only one set for my V-40's as shown above,and sell the other two sets.
I have one set left,PM me if anyone is interested.
 

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Talked to a co-worker at lunch today that has a 66 GT350-R vintage racer with the long style lug nuts. He says they are available from various vintage race suppliers. His are 1/2-20 x 3" long and made from hi-tensile steel with a nickel finish. He's going to track down a couple suppliers and see if they also offer 7/16-20 versions. I'll post what I hear back.

I don't know about other aftermarket brake kits but the Wilwoods I put on 10 years ago came with 1/2-20 studs.
 

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Talked to a co-worker at lunch today that has a 66 GT350-R vintage racer with the long style lug nuts. He says they are available from various vintage race suppliers. His are 1/2-20 x 3" long and made from hi-tensile steel with a nickel finish. He's going to track down a couple suppliers and see if they also offer 7/16-20 versions. I'll post what I hear back.

I don't know about other aftermarket brake kits but the Wilwoods I put on 10 years ago came with 1/2-20 studs.
Try www.cobraautomotive.com I got my headlight covers from them.:D

Yep,they got them in 12L14 steel with a bright nickle finish with a tapered seat,item # 318-4300G doesn't say if they're 7/16" or 1/2" though.
 

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That is one of the companies Bobby mentioned to me. He is still getting me prices. I'll check but I'm pretty sure them Fords use 1/2-20 studs/nuts which obviously won't work with stock Camaro 7/16 studs.
 

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I found this as an option too. It's not 100% the look I'm going for (round lug vs. hex), but if the hex lugs wind up costing a lot to make, then I'd probaby give these a hard look. These are $40 for a set of 20. I don't know if the adapter is included in that price though.

http://www.customwheelaccessories.com/TunerLugNuts.html

I'd need to confirm that the lug width is the right size for my wheel...it doesn't show that measurement on the site.


These are available from:

Jon
DriverzInc.com
866-694-5940
 

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I got a reply back from CobraAutomotive. Looks like they won't work for us Chevy guys.

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Part # 318-4300G Lugnut racing, tapered seat for American Torque Thrust rim, set of 20, Price is 139.95
We keep these in stock, the threads are 1/2" x 20, please contact our sales manager Scott Hackenson @ [email protected] with any questions or to place an order.
 

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I got a reply back from CobraAutomotive. Looks like they won't work for us Chevy guys.

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Part # 318-4300G Lugnut racing, tapered seat for American Torque Thrust rim, set of 20, Price is 139.95
We keep these in stock, the threads are 1/2" x 20, please contact our sales manager Scott Hackenson @ [email protected] with any questions or to place an order.
Sounds like if you had 1/2" studs they would...figured they were 1/2" for racing.
 

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CobraAutomotive must be responding to all their emails this morning as Bobby just forwarded me nearly the same email as Dan got, $139.95 for set of 20.

Just looked at those tuner lug nuts, they state a .920 outside diameter which should fit as the reliefs in my TT's are 1.250 diameter. Not sure I like the internal hex though.
 

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The tuner one's could also help stop a theft of the wheels. They would be harder to get off. It would be nice if they made the ong one with the torx style though.
 

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Fwiw, You could always buy those tuner ones just to see if you like how they look and return them if you don't like them. All you'd be out is the shipping costs to/from the seller.
 

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Fwiw, You could always buy those tuner ones just to see if you like how they look and return them if you don't like them. All you'd be out is the shipping costs to/from the seller.
Problem is you can just see how crappy the finish is on them just by that little picture,not shiny smooth whatsoever.
 
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