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Old December 17th, 2015, 06:59 PM
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Does anyone make an adapter to fit a 48spline wheel on a 36spline defender? I started to make one from an old wheel but I realized that it might be too weak.. The walls of the adapter would be about 1-1.5mm thick...

I machined the hub from the old wheel to keep the internal splines, now I just have to turn it down to 3/4" and cut the 48 splines to fit the new wheel.

Would this be too weak? it would be a spacer to make up for the size difference pretty much, but with spines on Both sides.

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Splines are actually in good shape, I just didn't clear the burs after chamfering
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I would really like to find a smaller diameter steering wheel for my truck that is still OEM. Hard to do on the early 110s.
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I would really like to find a smaller diameter steering wheel for my truck that is still OEM. Hard to do on the early 110s.
Actually later wheels are the same spline as the early ones. http://www.web-rover.co.uk/nav.php?p...steeringwheels
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Does anyone make an adapter to fit a 48spline wheel on a 36spline defender? I started to make one from an old wheel but I realized that it might be too weak.. The walls of the adapter would be about 1-1.5mm thick...

I machined the hub from the old wheel to keep the internal splines, now I just have to turn it down to 3/4" and cut the 48 splines to fit the new wheel.

Would this be too weak? it would be a spacer to make up for the size difference pretty much, but with spines on Both sides.

Progress pic

Splines are actually in good shape, I just didn't clear the burs after chamfering
Most just change the steering column for the other spline. Way faster than making something which will put the steering wheel closer to you and further cramp things.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 11:43 PM
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Actually later wheels are the same spline as the early ones. Web Rover
Did not know that! Do you know if that style wheel's overall diameter is different then te earlier style 4-spoke wheel?
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