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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:45 AM   #26
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here's the one:

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27064


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Old June 15th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #27
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the bank drums are great for the "small" patterns, 4.5 and 4.75 but the 5.5 and 5.75, not sure there is around material for it to be safe. enter the high $ adapters. keep that in mind.
The wide 5 drums I have a flat faced, so even the 5.5 and 5.75 should fit well inside of the 5x 205mm bolt circle. The 4.75 is cake.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #28
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The wide 5 drums I have a flat faced, so even the 5.5 and 5.75 should fit well inside of the 5x 205mm bolt circle. The 4.75 is cake.
According to the companies supplying these blank drums as well as drilling the custom patterns... this isn't so with the 5.5" pattern. It was either the fronts or rears (I forget now) that due to the drum design, they wouldn't touch 'em with that pattern due to comprising the strength/integrity of the drum.

I've repeated this info in pretty much every thread I've seen about these, so I'm not going to go into detail again. But yeah... over several years of researching this... the novel idea of simply re-drilling the drums has come to mind.

After hearing the same thing from a couple different places not willing to drill either the front or rear drums (again... I forget)... that was enough convincing for me. Figured it wasn't worth possibly killing myself or someone else on the road to save a few hundred bucks.

Also... the wide 5 drums are not all flat faced. My adapters had to be "stepped" in the back to clear the huge cone shaped face of my drum.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #29
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I just got off the phone with Fred Goeske and we talked a bit about these adapters. Like has been said... he can do them now, but they ain't gonna be cheap (they weren't cheap from Skulte either... materials & labor for these cost some cash)

I'm going to take one of mine off the Panty Buncher and send it on down to him. He's going to make an exact design from it and send it back to me same day.

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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #30
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I just got off the phone with Fred Goeske and we talked a bit about these adapters. Like has been said... he can do them now, but they ain't gonna be cheap (they weren't cheap from Skulte either... materials & labor for these cost some cash)

I'm going to take one of mine off the Panty Buncher and send it on down to him. He's going to make an exact design from it and send it back to me same day.

that's bad ass what he is doing and what you are doing.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:56 PM   #31
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I thought we had a vender for these ? they had once said they where pricey ?
Skulte Performance Designs?? But you get what you pay for some times
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Old June 15th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #32
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I thought we had a vender for these ? they had once said they where pricey ?
Skulte Performance Designs?? But you get what you pay for some times
We did have a vendor for these... you missed the part up above where apparently Skulte stopped doing wheel adapters all together (no warning or mention of it to me at all from him... just a notice posted on his website now...)
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Old June 15th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #33
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http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27064
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #34
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okay maybe i missed it but i did search and all i could find was about adaptors for wide 5. can i drill a 4 lug rotor/drum or would run into worse problems than with the wide 5? i have really even set one of my wire up against a 4 lug drum yet to even see. just wondering.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 08:40 AM   #35
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No i didn't see that steve , this also creates a problem for me as well then because i just invested all that money on a custom 35 ford wire wheel set . I'm going to be in the same boat .... pass an ore to me . I need a set to for my 61 .
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #36
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I just got a set of 32 Essex wheels they are 6 bolt but the back is flat unlike the ford rims so I'm not sure if I'll have any problems yet
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Old June 16th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #37
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Steve, you just proved how much you care about helping others in this volksrodding world.

You and others on this site have always been an encouragement with my project providing props and comments, selling, trading and even giving me parts that I have needed.

Thanks! One of these days I will be able to afford to join the coalition and fill the blank spot on my dash that is just screaming for a plaque and help support your efforts on this site.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 08:55 AM   #38
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Damn! I guess I should have ordered my adaptors all at once. I ordered my fronts first to see how much wider I wanted for the rear now Skullite is done. I can't wait to see how this other guys turn out. Thanks for looking out for all of us Steve
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Old June 27th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #39
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Hey I just went to Fred Goeske's site www.wheeladaptors.com and filled out a quick quote. he called me like 5 minutes later, Super cool kat, He told me that he had just made a pair for a guy and that he was coming to pick them up today. He said he could take my order and get them shipped out the next day.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:39 AM   #40
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Any updates on this?

I just e-mailed Rally America -- we'll see what they say. They currently have adapters that are selling for $60 each but don't know if they make them for wide 5s.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 07:19 PM   #41
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I found a guy who is making me a set . I sent him all the information plus photos with measurements .
I'll let you know when i get them and test them out .
keep your fingers crossed .
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Old September 10th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #42
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and look what I found on page 4 of the cutting board? CURRENT info!


Hey c1, I know it's only been 10days but , any news from your guy yet?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #43
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Yes with the last posting from 66 VW i was woundering my self so i called . Lenny said they where being built and may ship Friday or Monday of next week , we will have to wait and see . He may call me to give my a heads up Friday .
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #44
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well I tested my wheels and adapters out today and i'm 100% happy with everything .
I'll need to get a longer VW stud( bolt) but other then that they fit perfict .






My total was 405.00 delivered .

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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #45
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more discussion on the motorsport tech adapters here
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