I have seen wheels that have not been welded, and re-drilled, using as many of the existing holes as possible. I wouldn't do it myself. 6 lug 5.5" wheels are a dime a dozen. Look in the parts trader...you can find a set for anywhere from 100-400 bones.
John, about 4 years ago I picked up a rim and tire combo, it was drilled once for the chase vehicle(ranger) and then again for a chevy s-10 which was the race vehicle kind of a good concept keeps all the rims the same but I dont know if it would have been cheaper for they to just but differnt rims for each vehicle. why dont you just contact APP and save us all some money and they can protype off you while your at it see if they make 17" for 6 lugs for my suburban
APP makes the wheel I need. Good luck trying to get ahold of them. Why would I want to redrill wheels?? Lets say you were given(FREE) 6 17" beadlock wheels with 37" projects on them in killer condition but they were 6 on 6 lug pattern off a trophy truck. I was checking into my options to try and run them. The price was right.
I think it would be easier to change the truck. If I recall correctly you're now driving a GM ? 6 lug came stock on some of those, shouldn't be too big of a deal to track down the bits and bolt them on.
I used swerve around my halucinations, now I drive right thru them.