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Received my Beebani brackets. Got one side done tonight. The stock D21 brake lines don’t really work if you install it correctly on the back of the caliper. At full steering lock, the two fittings hit each other. It you rotate the caliper “banjo” downwards and then tighten it into place, then it works pretty good.

 

And the good news is that there is tons of clearance with the wheel I bought. Looks like it’s a go for the remaining 3.

 

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Nicely done.  

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link for those wheel studs?

 

Did they come notched, or did you do that yourself?

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Received my Beebani brackets. Got one side done tonight. The stock D21 brake lines don’t really work if you install it correctly on the back of the caliper. At full steering lock, the two fittings hit each other. It you rotate the caliper “banjo” downwards and then tighten it into place, then it works pretty good.

 

And the good news is that there is tons of clearance with the wheel I bought. Looks like it’s a go for the remaining 3.

 

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Mike's parts work out of the box with stock brake hoses.  No hunting for parts to fit.

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thats why i went with mike klotz's kit

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link for those wheel studs?

 

Did they come notched, or did you do that yourself?

Dorman 610-157, the same ones that are documented on this forum somewhere. I notched them with an angle grinder. Takes a couple seconds per.

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Mike's parts work out of the box with stock brake hoses. No hunting for parts to fit.

Yeah, and then you have to cut up your stock spindle. I didn’t want to do that.

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Dorman 610-157, the same ones that are documented on this forum somewhere. I notched them with an angle grinder. Takes a couple seconds per.

Where and why are they notched?

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Where and why are they notched?

 

They're not really "notched," but you have to cut a flat on the head of the stud such that it keys up with a flat on the back of the hub casting. 

 

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/43937-replacing-521-wheel-studs/

 

In the thread above, he files the knurl to make it smaller, but it's not necessary if you're using a hydraulic press. They go right in. 

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That makes more sense... never messed with those on mine ... didn't really look at the back side of the hub....

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That makes more sense... never messed with those on mine ... didn't really look at the back side of the hub....

 

I had to get longer ones because the aluminum wheels are thicker. The lug nuts I bought are just barely long enough to fit. Any longer and I'd likely have to trim the studs back a little bit.

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I figured it had to be something like that... I got lucky and still had enough threads with my rims.....

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So I guess you just can't delete a double post ... oops...

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Yeah, and then you have to cut up your stock spindle. I didn’t want to do that.

 

So are you planning on going back to stock?

Are you saving all the stock front brake parts?

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So are you planning on going back to stock?

Are you saving all the stock front brake parts?

 

No.

Yes. I save all the parts that come off of both my Datsuns.

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Finished two of my center caps tonight.

 

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One wheel is officially bolted back on. Waiting for the others to arrive.

 

Brakes are bled as good as I can get them. Will probably need some more tinkering after a slow test drive.

 

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I admire your work a lot but those not for me. Gonna look like a green bean when you are all said and done.

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Green bean? As in, too much green?

 

I don’t know. There wheels come with huge chrome center caps that stick out really far. I think these look way better, despite being green. After I painted them I thought they would look way too decorative on an old truck. After I put this one on, I liked it a lot better, but time will tell. Worst case, I could just spray them black again.

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Yeah too much green. I don’t even have center caps on mine. Just dented and faded grease caps.

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Only the best wheels for a 521...powder coated chevy ralleys....  

 

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Been there done that boring wheels.

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Green bean? As in, too much green?

I don’t know. There wheels come with huge chrome center caps that stick out really far. I think these look way better, despite being green. After I painted them I thought they would look way too decorative on an old truck. After I put this one on, I liked it a lot better, but time will tell. Worst case, I could just spray them black again.

 

Looks good keep up the good work. Center caps look fine. Something to think about is redo the center caps in a standard color and then accent it with green. But it’s clean.

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Installed the last 6 longer wheel studs on the truck, nothing exciting.

 

Then I installed a battery quick disconnect on the roadster, charged the battery, and blew the cobwebs out for a while. And by “blew the cobwebs out” I mean “flogged the fuck out of it around the block a few times.”

 

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