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Well I got tired of fighting putting wheels on the tractors. So I coped some one else's idea. Here is what they look like, a picture of the hubs,both sides.

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I got the 71/6 -20-thread-1 1/2 from McMaster-Carr. The 7 1/6 20 thread nuts from

Brandsport.com. (Acorn/ Tapered Seat,Open End)

Chas :)

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Looks like a good idea. Did you use some threadlock to hold the studs to the hub?

Did you consider getting chromed acorn nuts? :) (Waste of money if you have hubcaps though.)

-hank

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I PUT THE BOLTS ON ALL MY TRACTORS SO IT IS EASY TO PUT THE WHEELS ON. I ALSO PUT ON CHROME LUG NUTS. IT HAS WORKED OUT VERY GOOD FOR ME. :)

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Chas, are the studs stainless, Grade 8, or regular zinc-coated steel? :)

Duff :USA:

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The bolts are called Cap Screws,the are threaded all the way I got grade 5.

They come in 25 to a pack $7.82 a pack I bought 2 packs.

The nuts are Acorn Lug Nuts Tapered Seat Open end Chromed 0.46 a piece if you buy more than 15 they were cheaper.(20) I wanted to do this because it is easier to change a wheel with them like this :wh:

Chas :USA:

PS Iused a flat washer on the back side,because they would not tighten up against the back of hub. :)

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Afternoon Fellers :) I installed the hubs on the C-165 Auto today, here are the pictures.

With the bolts on the hubs.

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With the wheel and nuts on. They are a lot easery to put wheels on :USA:

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But you cain't see them anyway after I put the covers back on :)

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Enjoy The Pictures!!

Chas :wh:

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What kind of bolts would be strong enough to allow me to increase the wheel spacing? Or is that not possable?

Thanks

Francis

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Great Idea :)

Oh bye the way is that a :USA: Wheel Horse filter ?

Tony

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Francis I don't know about the wheel Spacing :)

Tony that is not a WH filter! It was on the tractor when i got it last fall. I have a Toro Filter for it, I think the filter on it now is peenzoil. :wh:

Chas :USA:

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BUMP!

I just brought this back up because I finally got around to making the conversion on one of my own tractors. It was the BEST move I've made since owning a :) , and I'm frankly surprised the factory didn't do it a long time ago! Changing wheels is so much easier than trying to line up the holes in the wheels with the ones in the hub and then to start the lug bolts.

Since this is the time of year when a lot of us start doing our "winter projects" in our shops and sheds, I thought I'd put the thought back in our minds. I'll grant you it's not "correct" for a restoration, but for a rebuild it'll be the best few dollars you ever spent!

Duff :thumbs:

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... Changing wheels is so much easier than trying to line up the holes in the wheels with the ones in the hub and then to start the lug bolts.

I bet it was! I just put my liquid filled ags on yesterday and it was a handful. I wound up "fine tuning" the height with the jack so the hub lined up with the wheel (sitting on the ground) and then reaching behind the wheel to rotate the hub until he bolt holes lined up.

I also put snows on my truck. The truck tires were much larger though probably weighed a bit less. It was pretty easy to slip the truck wheel over the studs.

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Good call Duff. :thumbs: I was looking for something else to do this winter......seriously....thanks :) :wh:

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I don't mind if its a Johnny Cash Tractor :thumbs:

Chas

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Well I got tired of fighting putting wheels on the tractors. So I coped some one else's idea. Here is what they look like, a picture of the hubs,both sides.

Sep2901.jpg

I got the 71/6 -20-thread-1 1/2 from McMaster-Carr. The 7 1/6 20 thread nuts from

Brandsport.com. (Acorn/ Tapered Seat,Open End)

Chas :)

I am glad you posted that , I was wanting to do the same however I was trying to find wheel studs and struck out , the bolts will work just the same so with that being said I'm off to the parts store :thumbs:

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Well I got tired of fighting putting wheels on the tractors. So I coped some one else's idea. Here is what they look like, a picture of the hubs,both sides.

Sep2901.jpg

I got the 71/6 -20-thread-1 1/2 from McMaster-Carr. The 7 1/6 20 thread nuts from

Brandsport.com. (Acorn/ Tapered Seat,Open End)

Chas :wh:

I am glad you posted that , I was wanting to do the same however I was trying to find wheel studs and struck out , the bolts will work just the same so with that being said I'm off to the parts store :thumbs:

Brandon, if your auto parts store doesn't carry the right lug nuts, Brandsport had mine to me in about three days and they were, as I recall, a whopping 42 cents apiece. Not too bad! :)

Duff :)

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Any good auto parts store will have the 7/16" lug nuts they used them on many GM cars from the 60's till they went metric in the 90's

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Well I got tired of fighting putting wheels on the tractors. So I coped some one else's idea. Here is what they look like, a picture of the hubs,both sides.

Sep2901.jpg

I got the 71/6 -20-thread-1 1/2 from McMaster-Carr. The

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Hi, guys,

It's been a couple of years since this thread was looked at, and with winter projects coming on I thought some of our newer members might want to have a look at it!

Happy Holidays!

Duff :thumbs:

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