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Old 10-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Would you guys with that have the "Big Hub" Dana Spicer blue plastic hubs have any interest in anodized aluminum version of that hub?

These would be CNC made out of 6061 aluminum and anodized blue to match the originals. I am not sure of the cost at this time but I am just putting this out there to find out how much interest there is.


Update: I will be making another batch (about ten sets) but they won't be in my hands for three weeks.

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Old 10-14-2015, 11:27 PM   #2
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I would be in for at least one set.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:29 PM   #3
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

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Would you guys with that have the "Big Hub" Dana Spicer blue plastic hubs have any interest in anodized aluminum version of that hub?

These would be CNC made out of 6061 aluminum and anodized blue to match the originals. I am not sure of the cost at this time but I am just putting this out there to find out how much interest there is.
depending on price , yes many years back there was a few venders milling them , I would be interested in a few sets , depending , are you doing these on a nc
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:45 AM   #4
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I am still working out all of the details but I will be moving forth with this project. I should have some pieces in hand in about a month.

I also have a source for the rubber o ring, although it is not a exact duplicate of the original but very close.

So i will be in touch soon.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:29 AM   #5
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I also would be interested in a set
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:46 PM   #6
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I'd buy a couple or more. You can do anodized to look the same solid blue? I'm not up on it, so maybe you can. But I'm used to seeing anodizing be a transparent. I'd buy them either way.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:17 PM   #7
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I'd be interested in 2 sets for a D60. I'd even send you an old lock out to measure and use for testing too.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:48 PM   #8
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Thanks for the feedback guys. Like I said the project is moving forward.
I will certainly let you guys know when they will be ready.

In the meantime I will have to upgrade to "High Octane" to be able to sell these.

Again thanks for the positive feedback.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:38 PM   #9
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

a friend of mine has been working on these. i gave him a new dana 60 spicer knob to make it from. they came out excellent.

are you planning to make these with the spicer name in the knob?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TDS-D60-Lock...gAAOSwgQ9VpTQJ
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:47 PM   #10
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

What's the point of custom-made knobs for standard Warns on a Dana60? Not being smart, but why not buy the premiums or other upgrade hubs and get better everything, all new? The point of these hubs here is to retain the OEM Spicers while upgrading the knobs to metal with the original look.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:59 AM   #11
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Print one on a 3D printer
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:01 PM   #12
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thats how we modeled for test fit before aluminum machine work. out of the printer they are too brittle and very poor tolerances. good for rapid prototyping.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:25 PM   #13
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

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What's the point of expensive custom-made knobs for standard Warns on a Dana60? Not being smart, but why not buy the premiums or other upgrade hubs and get better everything, all new? The point of these hubs here is to retain the OEM Spicers while upgrading the knobs to metal with the original look.
Because I want blue knobs on mine. And paint will chip off over time.
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Gotcha. Well, if the Warn Dana60 dials aren't planned for production you could run these:
http://www.googleadservices.com/page...Fseid%3Dsrese1
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Those seem to be really cheap compared to the last set of warns I purchased.

On edit.... Darn it. That part number is for a D44.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:19 PM   #16
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Oh, sorry. I googled Dana60 and that's what the result said it was. Once on the Summit site I didn't read the listing, just copied and pasted. They are good hubs and cheaper than Warns. I found them on Amazon for Dodge Dana 60 for $125. Look around, you should find them for GM
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I'd be in for a couple sets if they are for the "external" hub Dana 44.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:34 PM   #18
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I can't help but imagine these selling like hot cakes! I have had the idea forever but never went anywhere with it. I want to see it happen real bad!
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

What about 1/2 ton blue spicer knobs ? I would think there would be some interest in those also !

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Old 10-29-2015, 11:48 AM   #20
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What about 1/2 ton blue spicer knobs ? I would think there would be some interest in those also !

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Well, for now my focus will the 3/4 ton Spicer and depending on how that goes the 1/2 ton one might come later.
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Sweetness. I'm in for two pair. When do you think they'll be ready?
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:29 PM   #22
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Sweetness. I'm in for two pair. When do you think they'll be ready?
They are being manufactured right now and I should know more in week or so.
I would like to have them in my hands by the end of Nov. I will keep you posted.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:58 PM   #23
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I would be interested if you do the 1/2 tons.
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

I would be very interested in a set, thank you!
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:50 PM   #25
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Re: Interest in aluminum hub knobs?

Here is a good little history on the GM hubs, these are almost impossible to find, been looking since I got my truck, and tow hooks...

http://wegotmud.com/forum/index.php?topic=62723.0
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