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Converting 84-87 front to standard bolt pattern by indcontrols
Started on: 12-19-2013 11:12 AM
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Report this Post12-19-2013 11:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for indcontrolsClick Here to Email indcontrolsSend a Private Message to indcontrolsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
OK, many years ago I had a Fiero based kit car. I remembered the compact front suspension and used the Fiero suspension in my race car. Now I am driving it on the street, and here comes the problems.... On the race car, I was running 14" steelies, worked great. Now I am trying to use Weld wheels skinnies on the front (to match the rear). Of course, Weld does not make a prostar in 5 x 100mm...
I put an 84-87 rotor on the bridgeport and drilled it for 5 x 4 1/2" bolt pattern, this does not look very safe. Additionally, I cannot put the weld wheel directly on because the face of the rotor does not protrude enough - hence, the wheel hits the caliper... geez !!! The temporary solution is a pair of trans-dapt wheel adapters 5 x 100mm to 5 x 4 1/2". They work, but I ma not a fan of them, AND they add 1.25" each side to the track width making the tires tough the fenders.
I have read though a zillion posts, most of which convert to the corvette rotors (which I do not need) and keep the same 5 x 100mm bolt pattern, which I cannot use. I have also found bits and pieces of the corvair hub swap, but if this is the way to go, I really need all of the info on the complete conversion.
Surely someone has solved this problem already, either by spindle swap, stub axle swap, etc.
Any help would be appreciated. You guys have made me start looking for another Fiero project !!
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Report this Post12-19-2013 11:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have the complete Corvair hub swap if you would like to buy it, including the front spindles.
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Report this Post12-19-2013 11:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for indcontrolsClick Here to Email indcontrolsSend a Private Message to indcontrolsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sounds good, what's the damage ?
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Report this Post12-19-2013 11:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just sent a text to the owner, awaiting his reply......
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Lets move to PM.
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Sharp looking car. What is that, a Crosley?
~ Paul
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Report this Post12-19-2013 02:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for indcontrolsClick Here to Email indcontrolsSend a Private Message to indcontrolsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
lol, no - believe it or not it is a 1959 Rambler American station wagon. I would reckon that I'm probably the first person with a jeep powered Rambler pro-street that has fiero parts in it to hit the forum !
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Originally posted by indcontrols:

lol, no - believe it or not it is a 1959 Rambler American station wagon. I would reckon that I'm probably the first person with a jeep powered Rambler pro-street that has fiero parts in it to hit the forum !


Yeah, PROBABLY...
I knew I recognized the body lines, but couldn't quite place them.
Did you get hubs that worked out? If not, you can get custom made wheel adapters at http://www.motorsport-tech.com/wheel_adapters.html . They make quality hub-centric (critical IMO) to any size you need. Contact them to see if they can make them thin enough for your application.
Need more photos of your car...
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