brian_bp wrote:This general design (a bolt-on carrier) is pretty common at the rear of front-drive cars, but of course the question is which car...
pepsifreek wrote:"F 009 SD 03" on the main body
"016C" and "0YD7"
brian_bp wrote:So what was the verdict on bolt pattern? Is it definitely 5x115mm?
I was only guessing at 5x4.75" (120.65 mm) based on the U-Haul connection.
5x115 mm is an available pattern, but not common (apparently it is used by Chrysler on the 300, for instance). It is close enough to 5x4.5" (114.3 mm) that some people mount the wrong wheel (or in this case, if the wheels are 5x4.5" then a 5x115mm hub would be close but wrong).
I had not noticed that among the GMs using the 5x4.75" pattern is the original Toronado; if that were the bolt pattern, the rear of that front-wheel-drive Toronado would be a very likely source of this style of hub.
The Demco part sure looks similar. Do the other dimensions (e.g. spacing of the four holes for mounting bolts, diameter of the mounting-side bore, distance from mounting flange or bearing centre to hub face) match? The NDH identification is a good sign (presumably that or Demco as the manufacturer led to the find), the source suggests that it's the hub used on Ryder rental dollies, and the metric stud thread (12mm x 1.5 in the other Demco parts from Ryder) corresponds as well.
Alphacarina wrote:Your old hubs are probably 15 or 20 years old and likely have half a million miles on them - A new set will surely outlive you . . . . unless you rent it out several times a week so that it's always on the road Don
To be honest, I'm not reallt sure, I havn't measured it <blushing> is there a good graphic on the site that explains what where how to take the measurements?
pepsifreek wrote:You're probably right, the idea of a "snap together" hubs just seem so rinky dink though...
BPFox wrote:So why exaxtly do you want to replace the hubs? Why not just replace the bearings? From your pictures it appears to me that the bearings are newer than the hubs which means they must be replaceable. In fact they look pretty new which makes me wonder, once again, why you want to replace them at all.
BPFox wrote: If the grease does not smell burnt and there is no aprreciable play in the hub, I can't see why there would be a problem. As long as bearings are greased and adjusted they last a very long time. I have an equipment trailer that is over 9 years old and has well over 100.000 miles on it and it still has the original wheel bearings. I use it every day with complete confidence.
BPFox wrote:That said, if you still feel the need to replace them, I would go down to your local bearing supply house and see what they can do to help. The numbers you have listed will help them identify the parts you need. Why cobble something up from junk yard parts when the supply house could very well have the exact parts you need.
BPFox wrote:I would think the bigger poblem here is using this axle for a tear drop trailer. On the car dollies I have used there is no suspension. That works fine for towing cars because the car has a suspension to the trailer doesn't really need one. They do tend to bounce all over the plaace when empty, however, and that is what it will be like if you try to build a teardrop out of one of them. If the one you have does have springs it's no problem. Many of the ones I have seen don't and that would be a huge problem for your build. Hope this helps. Peace.
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