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Old 02-19-2008, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

What year did Mopar start with the left hand lug nuts ?




Stupid idea if there ever was one.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

Love them Volkswagon Mopars!! I know my '50 plymouth has 'em! Fun the first time you try and take the wheel off and you didn't know they were like that huh!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:55 AM   #3
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I broke my first lugnut on my 68 plymouth
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

Friend of mine just got an early '50s Mopar.

Do I remember this correctly ?
Right hand thread on the Passengers side.(Like everything else)
Left hand thread on the Drivers side.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:25 AM   #5
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

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Friend of mine just got an early '50s Mopar.

Do I remember this correctly ?
Right hand thread on the Passengers side.(Like everything else)
Left hand thread on the Drivers side.
YEP
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:34 AM   #6
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

What's the problem? I had the wheels on and off many times during my build, never bothered me none.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:15 AM   #7
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

My 36 ' Plymouth coupe had left handed lug bolts.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:28 AM   #8
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

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What year did Mopar start with the left hand lug nuts ?




Stupid idea if there ever was one.
From the very beginning ,Dodge may have been different ,But Chrysler and Plymouth have always been left and right hand thread .
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:38 AM   #9
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

My '24 Dodge Brothers has lefts and rights. I think it started in '22 on DB.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:49 AM   #10
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

Busted 2 studs & 1/2 my knuckles on an early 60s Doge going for the rims.
The engineering was sound, to stop the lugs from loosening up due to inadequate tightening. The bad part was they never told anyone!
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

The bolts on Plymouths have a L or a R on the head of them. L for left hand threads and R for right hand. Some people cut the guide pins from the Plymouth hubs to use different wheels. Makes putting the wheel on and aligning the bolt holes with the holes in the wheel while trying to hold the wheel on the lip on the hub hard to do.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:14 AM   #12
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

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The bolts on Plymouths have a L or a R on the head of them. L for left hand threads and R for right hand. Some people cut the guide pins from the Plymouth hubs to use different wheels. Makes putting the wheel on and aligning the bolt holes with the holes in the wheel while trying to hold the wheel on the lip on the hub hard to do.
My '52 Dodge has "L" and "R" on the bolt heads too.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:19 AM   #13
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Busted 2 studs & 1/2 my knuckles on an early 60s Doge going for the rims.... The bad part was they never told anyone!
Why would anyone have to tell you they changed something when they never changed it, it was designed that way when they first started building cars?

It was only much later that they changed to all right threads.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:35 AM   #14
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

My dad'd 62 Olds Super 88 also has right and left hand lugs.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:40 AM   #15
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

You think left hand lug nuts are bad. I found a left hand spindle nut on a 59 Buick last summer. That was the reason the drum was still there, someone else had taken the cotter-key out but couldn't figure out how to get the nut off.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:41 AM   #16
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

International did the same thing... it was fairly common back in the day...
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:42 AM   #17
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Ford had em 2. !984 Ford 1 ton pickup
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:58 AM   #18
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

ive got a 68 dodge Charger, its got em too..i always thought that the little pentastar on the lower fender on the side of the left hanned threaded studs was a reminder..always worked for me, aint broke one yet.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:36 AM   #19
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

I did quite a few wheel changes in the early '60's just remember, when facing the wheel, doesn't matter what side of the car always turn the crossbar to the rear in other word Dr side spin to the back of the car (clockwise) on the Pass (counterclockwise)
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:41 AM   #20
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Default Re: Left hand lug nuts on Mopars ?

1930s & 40s Willys and Hupmobiles too - oh yep and Alfa Romeo into the 1970s - seems like it was pretty common practice.
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