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Projects Faux banjo hubs

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by big duece, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    I am in the process of converting a '47 banjo to late model axles, but could not stop there. Did lots of searching, but could not find any info on converting rear hubs to covers. I cut most of the bearing area off with a 4" grinder, and local machine shop faced off the back side and counter bored for the axle hub.
     

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  2. oldsboy
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    Couldn't have been timed better. I was just looking to do the same this week! Thanks for the post.
     
  3. Big Deuce is so dam clever......
     
  4. K204DR
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    Aren't the side gears part of the axle? What did you do for that
     
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  5. big duece
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    The center carrier was machined to accept ford ranger 7.5 side gears, they are the same 28 spline as the 9". Posted is a pic from Hotrodworks, they do the full conversion and sell the parts too.
     

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  6. Bass did this on the wade coupe if my memory serves me...
     
  7. Runnin shine
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    Big D you little rascal! I too have been getting ready to put banjo hubs I bought to cut in exactly the same way you've done. I thought of doing this a few years ago to hide my 8.8 as much as possible. I just am waiting to get stronger 31 spline 5 lug axles to match my spool.


    "I need my mirror boy"
     
  8. Did that drum have china stamped on it?How do they hold up?
     
  9. big duece
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    Hopefully better than the copper pipe we get from china.
     
  10. TexasSpeed
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    Yes, he did..

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  11. seabeecmc
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    I throw the hub in the hot wood stove and remove in the morning. That takes the hardness out so I can cut with the cutoff saw then machine hub on the lathe. I use long shoulder studs to assist the index. We also do the machine work to use 28 spline axles. Ron
     

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  12. rusty rocket
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    To kool!! Im surprised nobody has chimed in about it being fake.
     
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  13. BLUECOLLARKUSTOMS
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    Street rodder magazine did a how to article on the faux hubs a few years ago. I was planning to use it on my model A
     
  14. seabeecmc
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    I've been advised that I should point out that the brake shoes were reversed on this side. This was noticed and rectified before final assembly (of course not before picture was taken). Ron
     
  15. Runnin shine
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    When I finish mine I'll post some pics showing there provenance and general a lustrous past.


    "I need my mirror boy"
     
  16. big duece
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    I was not aware of that article. Never seen it done before, just having fun.
     

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