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Brake Drum 4 to 5
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Post Post subject: Brake Drum 4 to 5
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 07:21 PM
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Hey, I have a 1966 Baja Bug I am working on, I bought a 1975 super beetle for its rear end and now have the problem that I want to have 5 Lug drums all the way around. The 66's drums are not compatible with the 75. I would prefer not to use an adapter plate to go from 4 to 5 lug. Anyone know of a place to buy 5 lug brake drums for the 1975 rear end? Or any other ideas on what I could do. Thanks guys.

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Post Post subject: Brake Drum 4 to 5
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VW Thing drums. I think 1969 - 1975

your 66 drums will work.. I cant remember how I did it??? I think I moved the backing plate from the 66 to the IRS... I think I needed to use a spacer to get the 36mm nut tight.


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Thanks bud I will have to give this a try then, definitely will save a little money on my project!!

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Post Post subject: Re: Brake Drum 4 to 5
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axle nut spacers are available at a bunch of shops for about 15 bucks thing drums are 100 ea.


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