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Uprights - are bolt on and knock on the same?

PostPost by: gordont » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:48 am

As per the heading I am heading down the route of swapping over from bolt on to knock on wheels, I have the hubs sorted out, but are the front uprights the same? or am I now good to go?
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PostPost by: paddy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:58 am

The uprights are different.

The knock-ons have a fatter stub axle - as from the Vitessse or GT6 - whereas the knock-ons are the thinner one from Herald/Spit.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:10 pm

Copied from the parts list:

036C6006 1 Vertical Link LH - Bolt-on Wheels
036C6005 1 Vertical Link RH - Bolt-on Wheels

036C6043 1 Vertical Link LH - Knock-on Wheels
036C6044 1 Vertical Link RH - Knock-on Wheels


036C6008 2 Stub Axle Shaft, Bolt-on Wheels
036C6040 2 Stub Axle Shaft, Knock-on Wheels

I believe Paddy is correct, bolt-on = Herald/Spitfire & knock-on = Vitesse/GT6.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:37 pm

Hi Gordon, the uprights, hub etc fitted to your car are from a gt6 as such already have larger spindle required to fit knock on hubs. cheers v
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