Finally an 1988 Fiero front wheel bearing hub that is HD and 100% rebuildable!
This is a preproduction sample of my new 1988 Fiero HD rebuldable front wheel bearing.
I originally had a local engineer that had some experience with designing wheel bearing hubs make some preliminary CAD drawings. As this project moved along I contacted Paul Smith and he made some changes to fine tune the design and add some nice features like the thicker flange.
I had the forgings made in China and they are machined, heat treated and assemblied in Taiwan. They come with top quality Japan NSK bearings/races and a double lip rubber seal.
Some design changes have been made. See the pictures farther down this page.
|Double lip seal
||Slots milled inside to allow removal of the inner races
The grease cap is now on the inside of the hub.
|My new rebuildable 1988 front wheel hub
||OEM NOS 1988 GM front wheel bearing hub
I did not press the steel grease cap on for these pictures
These use common tappered wheel bearings. Both inner (bearing and race) and outer races are replacable and a double lip seal that most auto parts stores will have in stock or can get within a day or so.
I will also stock replacement bearings and seals and all the misc parts used in these hubs.
Those that race or want to race an 88 Fiero now have a HD hub that will last long term and is fully rebuildable.
I have had a few requests to offer these in different bolt hole patterns. I will have some spindles that are not drilled for the studs. The three holes for the attaching bolts will be drilled. You will need to take them to a machine shop and have them drill and ream them to the lug bolt pattern of your choice and the hole size needed for the lug bolts of your choice. I'm having them leave 50 not drilled for lug bolts.
50 have been left blank:
OEM GM part number for cross reference: GM part number 7466939
513040 BR930039 7466939 20-39
I found a better steel end dust cover. I will be using this cover on these hubs.
UPDATE 1-17-2017: They made the end of the housing where the dust cap goes in a bit too long. They will be about 6 mm shorter and the excess threaded end of the shaft above the castle nut will also be reduced some.
UPDATE 10-19-2017: I machined my preproduction hub sample to match what I talk about above. Here are some updated pictures.
UPDATE 1-1-2018: One other change we made that I forgot to add here is there will be two holes for the cotter pin at 90 degrees apart. This allows for a more precision adjustment of the castle nut.
I found another area of concern. The steel cap was very hard to pry off. So we changed the end of the housing to have a taper. This allows room to get a screwdriver under the cap to remove the cap:
This is the grease they used:
1988 rebuildable wheel hub: $169.99 each
1988 rebuildable wheel hub W/O lug bolt holes: $179.99 each
I will have these in stock in mid/late February 2018. As of 1-15-2018 they are now at the Taiwan shipping port and soon to be loaded on the ship.
They due to be in Los Angeles, CA on or about 2-14-2018. They will be loaded on a train and will be in Chicago about 2 weeks later. When they clear customs I will pick them up the next day.
They are now in LA and should be in Chicago by around February 20th and I hope to pick them up several days after that. I will be shipping all that have been on back order by February 26th or 28th.
Supply note: I had 500 of these made. That, in a sense, is only enough to do 250 1988 Fiero's. Will I make another batch? That depends. If these sell at a slow pace it is possible that by the time I get low on them I will not want to make more considering how slow they have sold. If they sell resonably fast there is a good chance I would make another 500 piece batch.
I do not offer free shipping.
Because I use postal flat rate boxes for heavy orders there is no program that can add the proper amount of shipping to every order. So all shipping is added manually by myself after you place your order. That is explained here: Shipping added later explanation
When you place an order the shipping amount will show $0.00. Soon after you place an order you will receive an email confirmation that shows the amount of shipping that was added to your order.