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Well if they are going to be picky, try just this article:
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/08/2021 at 9:08pm
I mentioned the spacer, not adapter, because I think the Magnum 500 MAY not bolt flat against your brake drum (assuming you have 4-wheel drum brakes). I know they would not bolt up to my '74 Hornet 9" front brake drums without a spacer (and they were a factory option for my car.) So check carefully. Stock brake drums have a balance weight, and that may be the fitment issue.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote flat3ric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/08/2021 at 11:40pm
Hi ramblinrev,
Thanks for this hint withh the spacer. In case i would need it, can you recommend a source where i can buy this spacer or a manufacurer/articlenumber?

Hi trader,
Also big thanks to you regarding the mag500 article. I guess that this will help!

I will let you know!

Have a good day!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ambassador401 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/09/2021 at 2:28am
Amc used 1/4" factory spacers in the front with mag wheels (magnum 500) on the cars with disc brakes
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The spacers were also on "some" drum brake Javelin's and AMX's. Don't believe they were required if putting the Magnum 500 rims on other models.
Here is a thread with pictures of the spacers and spindles in question. Using the thicker spindle may be a better option if trying to get past an inspection as these spacers did not have part numbers:
I know I have used 4 heavy washers instead of the "unobtanium" spacer on the thinner spindles. From a mechanical point of view the washers are just as good of solution as there is only the contact area of the 4 spindle mount points. The rest of the spacer material just adds weight.
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Finally i got the „new“ mag500. It seems so far ok, but on the front wheel I guess the distance to the tie rods 3-5 mm. I guess i would,need at least spacer at the front.
Can anyone of you advice?
Because the wheels look awesome


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The image on page 2 of my previous post shows what AMC did to get extra room for the Magnum 500 wheels (believe this was for disk brakes also). Later they made a thicker wheel spindle.
If you take the four 7/16" bolts out that hold the spindle on and use thick washers between the spindle 10.004-1 and it's mount 10.013, you get extra room for the rims.

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H there,
Thanks. I will check that!
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Hi Trader, I checked your proposal with a friend of mine and we came to the conclusion, that this is not allowed here in Germany. So I have to search for another solution. Now I also learned that its not allowed to mount alloy wheel spacers on steel wheels like the mags : (
I searched the www for wheel spacers in steel in 5x4,5" with a 2,75" (70mm) center bore.
Does perhaps anyone of you have such wheel spacers in steel in the app. 0,39" thickness?
There was mentioned from Ambassador401 that "AMC used 1/4" factory spacers in the front with mag wheels". 
Does anyone know where to buy those?
I hope that I will find a way to ride these wheels on my rebel because they look really awesome on it!
Thanks for any hints/offers from you to finalize my project : )
Have a good day!
Regards Eric
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Hard to find anything over 1/8" in steel. Don't know your situation for auto wreckers, but a pair of slip on rotors for a Ford from something in the 80's with the outside cut off would likely work. AMC did not give these parts identification numbers so even a machine shop could fabricate exactly what you want.
These people will make what you want:
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