L/H Lug Nuts for Torq Thrust D Wheels. Where to find?

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  1. TLH101

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    I am wanting to put a set of Grey Torq Thrust D wheels on my '63 wagon, but don't seem to be having any luck, finding the L/H lug nuts that fit them.
    Any ideas for a source?

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    Knock them out and put new RHT studs in.
     
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    • Mopars & Missiles

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      I believe the Torq Thrust wheels require a flat seat area with washer and extended shank through the wheel, typical Mopar acorn lug nuts will not work on the Torq Thrust's.

      If I recall, I got some nice lugs made by "Gorilla" or something like that for mine, but I don't remember if they had LEFT hand thread too. I'll have to check.
       
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        One question. The old style that use mag lugs, or the new style that use conical lugs? If the latter, just plan on getting longer studs for all four wheels. Longer ones are only available right hand.
        Edit: give Cass a call at Dr Diff for a longer stud recommendation.
         
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          Got a picture with measurements of what you need?
           
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          The old style did use mag lugs with a washer. The newer style use a conical lug (like a steel wheel) but since the TT wheel centers are so much thicker than a steel wheel, you almost have to change to longer studs with the new style wheels.
           
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            Thank you for the clarification, I wasn't with the style of lugnut that Torque thrust rims required. I went the route of @HEMI-ITIS on my 63 and changed the studs. It's not hard to do, and I have NEVER had a lugnut loosen due to thread direction.
             
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              Hey @TLH101 That's a badass wagon!!!
              I want to build one as a sister to my 63!!!

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              • Mopars & Missiles

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                According to 33 IMP, it sounds like the newer Torq Thrusts DO use the conical style (acorn) lugs. I wasn't aware of that either, so you're right too. Changing the studs to all RH would work as well.
                 
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                I have bought six new tt2 in the last few years, 15x7 16x8 1/2, and a custom offset 15x12. All are designed for conical lug nuts. Fortunately, the cars they go on all had long studs already installed. My studs were all 3" or longer, requiring open end lugs.
                If the o.p. still wants lefthand lugs, summit has a pretty good selection. Go to wheels, then lugs, then put lefthand lugs in the search box.
                 
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                Going to order new wheels. So, what length studs will I need?
                 
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                The O.E. studs from 50+ years ago are too short for the conical seat aluminum wheels of today.
                First you must measure the knurl diameter of the original stud. Next find a stud that has at least 2'' of thread.
                I ordered from Summit, Moroso MOR-46180 1/2''x20x3'' long with a .615 knurl for the "front" drums on my 63.
                I may be wrong but I believe the rear axle stud knurl is a different size. I installed aftermarket axles on the rear so I can't help you on those.Sorry for the crappy photo of the front wheel.
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                  Another photo of the Torque Thrusts.You can cut the studs to length to use closed end nuts. I run open end.
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                  • TLH101

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                    I really believe those are the "right" wheel for these cars.
                     
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                    Are you running 14s or 15s?
                     
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                    15''
                     
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                      I'm a wheel and tire junky.Change them often. Here is when I had them on my 64 and 65.
                      Just looks right on the early "B's"
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