MALIBU Rotor/Wheel hub bolt pattern change !! 81 Iraqi Taxi

DaveHunt

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hi guys, Dave here!! be kind i am not very knowledgeable about this topic, my 1981 Malibu (Iraqi Taxi or Iraqabu) has 14" Diameter x 6" Width; 4 Slot; 4-3/4" Bolt Pattern please help me understand how to change this to a more common size like 5x 4.75, so I can have wheel options... ? school me :)

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ssn696

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Please provide a picture. I’m not following. I never heard of a four-lug pattern on an A/G body.
 
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4 slot....I wonder if he's talking about the cooling slots in the standard steel wheels?

Concur on the 4-lug wheels on an A/G
 

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Interesting - first post after almost four years on the Forum. Glad you have a G to work on.

If Ribbedroof figured out the back story, just about any 5x4-3/4 (5x120.7) lug pattern wheel is a bolt on. 99% of the options use an tapered-style lug nut. You will have metric threads on your Taxi, M12x1.5. Some of the more exotic GM wheels will use a nut with an outside thread for a beauty cap, but those generally have the same internal metric thread.

Hope this helps.

More photos and story line, please.
 
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Thanks for correcting me. 😩
If you end up with a set of later-model GM wheels that use the nuts with beauty caps, I have a set of EBay specials with the 7/16-20 threads.
 

DaveHunt

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Interesting - first post after almost four years on the Forum. Glad you have a G to work on.

If Ribbedroof figured out the back story, just about any 5x4-3/4 (5x120.7) lug pattern wheel is a bolt on. 99% of the options use an tapered-style lug nut. You will have metric threads on your Taxi, M12x1.5. Some of the more exotic GM wheels will use a nut with an outside thread for a beauty cap, but those generally have the same internal metric thread.

Hope this helps.

More photos and story line, please.
yes the four slot was from the wheel, sorry for the confusion :!! Great thanks for the advice and all the comments guys!! much appreciated ..more pics and backstory to come very soon.. :)
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