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Old 10-08-2015, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default Lathe work

I'm doing a wheel disc setup on my deuce and thought I did enough research but the rotors I ordered are just nearly to small in the opening for the hub. So I need some metal large work done. What I have is 4 rotors that won't quite fit over my hub. So the inside of the rotor needs to be opened up a little, about 1/4" (1/8" all the way around). The hub area is 5" deep. I have no experience with a lathe so I don't know if this is even possible. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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I'm sure it's possible any any one of the machine shops can do it. I've used Wasilla, Palmer and Greatland for machine work. All are ok. Wasilla was probably the best overall price and turnaround.

Just curious which rotors did you get and how much wall thickness will be left after cutting? Did you look at the F700 rotors? They slide right over but require the lug holes to be enlarged.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:23 AM   #3
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I used AcDelco 18A341A. Said to fit 88-97 F-700. All the dimensions I found looked right but when they showed up I noticed a slight tapper in the inside. I measured the wall thickness and right now it's close to 1/2". I figured loosing a 1/8" wouldn't be to bad. I mean they are built for a f-700. I will check with Gary over at great land. Kinda forgot he had a bit of machine tools plus he's a cool guy to work with. Thanks
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I remember now, there were two different shaped hats. NAPA delivered one of each and swapped one so I had two the same. Everything looked the same on the two styles. Maybe I just got lucky and picked the style that fit w/o machining.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:03 PM   #5
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If we weren't in the process of swapping lathes out I would be able to do that, its pretty easy especially if you just clearancing so it'll fit. One of the machine shops will be able to get it, Also jakes auto in big lake can do that too, and the place behind holiday at pittman.
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Thanks for the info. I will make a few calls tomorrow.
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