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6 x 5 trailer hubs

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by Eric_Kruger » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:01 pm

Starting to put together plans for an off-road/ camping/ fishing trailer, problem is I would like to use a set of 16" tb wheels to match the tb. Can't find a hubset in our pattern though. I can find the 6x5.5 sets and adapters to go from our pattern to the 6x5.5 but would prefer not to purchase another set of adapters and wheels since I have spacers currently. Want to keep it uniform so I only have to carry one spare between the two.

Anyone have a source or know of one?
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by blazinlow89 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:44 pm

Custom fab may be the only way. You may have better luck getting a rear axle out of a junk TB and using that for the trailer. The 6x5 is so uncommon, while they did make millions of GMT360's the bastard lug pattern was never a favor for us. The full size 6x5.5 is standard amongst many vehicles, and trailers.

You could also get a hold of an old set of front wheel hubs and do some work to make them work as well.
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by Eric_Kruger » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:56 pm

I wonder if I could just weld some flanges on an axle tube and then just bolt some hubs to the end of it.....
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by bartonmd » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:20 pm

Buy a set of 6x5.5 hubs and have them drilled at any local machine shop. Knock the studs out and put new holes in between the 6x5.5 holes for 6x5.

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by D60Destroyer » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:51 pm

:Iagree: I've built many trailers and I use Front Wheel Bearings from the car or truck it's gonna be pulled with. Is easy to get a few more inches of clearance also if you weld them in Unimog style. I have also bolted the spare wheel to a spare bearing assembly so the spare tire spins :-). Easy clean greaseless fast bearing changes. If you do, you'll have to get CV stubshaft's from a salvage yard to hold the bearings together. But re-drilling standard hubs to 6x5 is the easiest and cheapest way. Rates are different everywhere, In WA I had a full set of 4Lug Subaru hubs drilled to 6 lug for 160$ They even welded shut the old holes and machined .001" off it to cut the rust and high spots off and made them look newish.
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