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6 or 8-lug hubs for '80-96 Ford Bronco's (FSB)???

atomicjoe23

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#1
Are there hub conversions readily available to convert to 6 or 8-lug hubs for the '80-96 full-size Ford Bronco's?

Easy answer for the rear. . .just buy new axle shafts with the correct pattern, but what about the front end? That being said, is it necessary/a good idea to upgrade from the 5-lug pattern when moving up to say a 37" tire?

Thanks!
 

85yota

Well-Known Member
#2
Get chevy spindles and hubs from a GM 10 bolt or D44. Then you have 6 lug or 8 lug depending on what you get. Also get the stub shaft for them as well as they are different lengths. Brakes you are gonna have to get creative.
 

atomicjoe23

Well-Known Member
#3
How convenient. . .this Bronco is donating it's frame and drivetrain to our '49 Jeep Willy's Pickup because the wheelbase is less than an inch different and the frames are the same width; the nice thing is the Willy's has an 8-lug D44 front axle under it right now!!!

Is it a straight swap???
 

85yota

Well-Known Member
#4
If the willy D44 has a 6 bolt spindle AND the Bronco has a 6 bolt spindle to the knuckle then it'll swap over. You can also use the caliper bracket off the D44 if it has one and just cut the bronco knuckle till it clears. Bronco also had 5 bolt spindles/knuckle so if that's the case you need to get the 6 bolt knuckles for the swap.
 
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