Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2007, 07:23 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
87MH's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Texas Airstream Harbor , Zavalla, in the Deep East Texas Piney Woods on Lake Sam Rayburn
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,435
Images: 292
[quote=PizzaChop]Dennis, I'd be curious to know what you did.........quote]

Ron:

Purchased the studs below:

Champion Trailer's webpage for hub lugnuts

IIRC, when I talked with Champion, they had several different stud lengths in stock.

I purchased the acorn lugnuts from the rim supplier to insure the proper cone angle for the seating area milled into the rims.

Champion Trailer is another company I trust to do business with over the phone....they will let you know if your order is in stock or not, and ship every day, as far as I can tell. So far everyone I have talked with was well familiar with their products and stock.

Hopefully, as Beginner indicated in the previous post, "Locktite" will keep the studs in place, but, from experience, there is usually one of the group that backs out where it's not supposed to.
__________________

__________________
Dennis

"Suck it up, spend the bucks, do it right the first time."

WBCCI # 1113
AirForums #1737

Trailer '78 31' Sovereign

Living Large at an Airstream Park on the Largest Lake Totally Contained in Texas
Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
87MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2007, 07:36 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
PizzaChop's Avatar
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Danielsville , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 747
Images: 202
Well, I guess I feel a bit more sane after reading this thread. The few mechanic friends I talked to before I started thought I was nuts (no pun intended). I did not know that you could order the studs ready made. (A little more expensive than my method but less time consuming.) Also, if you can trust red loctite alone, you don't have to remove the hub.
__________________

__________________
Ron Kaes
Psalm 112
www.paparonnis.com
PizzaChop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2007, 10:38 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
1984 31' Excella
Norfolk , Virginia
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 667
Images: 11
Stud Conversion

You will have to call Southwest Wheel Co (1-800-866-3336) to get a price, but, when I ordered mine )02-15-2006) the studs were $0.72 each and the Chrome Acorn Nuts, long were $0.42 each.
I had them tested for hardness (rockwell) and tensile and they were a little harder than the lug bolts I removed and had a tensile strength higher ( withstood more pull before breaking) than the lugbolts.
Beginner
__________________
Beginner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 04:03 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
adonh's Avatar

 
1976 31' Sovereign
Missouri City , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,233
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 6
Wheel studs for 1976 A/S

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beginner
I ordered the following from Southwest Wheel:

P/N 25-053: 26 each: Stud 1/2-Fine Both Ends
P/N 30822: 26 each: Chrome Nut 1/2-20 Acorn Long

You can see them in my gallery.
Beginner
I have a 1976 31' A/S. I wonder if these studs 1/2 1/2 fine would work for the 1976. Thanks for any input.

Don
__________________
adonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 06:50 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
87MH's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Texas Airstream Harbor , Zavalla, in the Deep East Texas Piney Woods on Lake Sam Rayburn
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,435
Images: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by adonh
I have a 1976 31' A/S. I wonder if these studs 1/2 1/2 fine would work for the 1976....
1/2" fine is what you need to screw into the drums, 1/2" fine is what most trailer lug nuts are, but you should be able to find the exact thread you need if you are trying to match up to a set of nuts that you already have....note that it is probably not recommended by the manufacturers to use the same lug nuts on aluminum rims as you would on steel or chrome rims.

I have a set of 1/2" fine lug nuts for a stock steel rim if you need them.

Welcome to the Forums, Don - do you have any pics of your rig or any plans for a rebuild?
__________________
Dennis

"Suck it up, spend the bucks, do it right the first time."

WBCCI # 1113
AirForums #1737

Trailer '78 31' Sovereign

Living Large at an Airstream Park on the Largest Lake Totally Contained in Texas
Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
87MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 08:07 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
1984 31' Excella
Norfolk , Virginia
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 667
Images: 11
Stud Installation

The only concern I ran into is the fat part in the middle of the stud. I had to counter bore(drill a shallow hole large enough in diameter so that the fat part was below the surface of the brakd drum. That allowed the taper of the lug nut to screw all the way soen to the face of the drum as did the lug bolts.
I had a retired machinist tool and die maker do it for me to pass some pocket change his way.
Beginner
__________________
Beginner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 07:15 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
87MH's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Texas Airstream Harbor , Zavalla, in the Deep East Texas Piney Woods on Lake Sam Rayburn
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,435
Images: 292
More Info In This Thread

Good reading here on the Al/Steel lug Nut/Bolt question


http://www.airforums.com/forum...nger+sovereign
__________________
Dennis

"Suck it up, spend the bucks, do it right the first time."

WBCCI # 1113
AirForums #1737

Trailer '78 31' Sovereign

Living Large at an Airstream Park on the Largest Lake Totally Contained in Texas
Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
87MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 11:24 AM   #22
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 29' Ambassador
1976 25' Caravanner
trenton , Missouri
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 99
stids and nuts

Beginner,
Did the chrome nuts you mentioned have the correct countour against the aluminum rims?
__________________
bimpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 11:33 AM   #23
Liberator
 
klattu's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 24
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Heart of Dixie , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,646
Images: 834
Stud Farming

Studs are a benefit in that the wear and tear takes place
On the nut and bolt, both cheap parts,
Not the bolt and brake drum, one cheap (but not easy to find), one expensive.

Plus the guiding studs offer.
__________________

__________________
klattu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheel Separation and broken lug nuts wheel interested Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 87 08-01-2006 11:19 PM
Lug bolts for amuminum wheels donhardman Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 7 05-22-2005 09:37 PM
lug bolt size airtim Axles 8 03-09-2005 10:55 PM
Wheel confusion Sneakinup Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 11 02-15-2004 10:22 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.