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Ready for rear discs... How to separate hub from 14 bolt drum??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zepplin, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    I know what parts I need but do I use the front hub; that looks like its pressed onto the big 14 bolt drums. The rotors that I looked at do not have any center section and it looks like they will need to just slide over the wheel studs. I have a service manual that shows the drum and hub assembly can be separated. I assume I will need the hub assembly because this is where the bearings will sit in. I already have one drum off and I can not seem to figure out how to separate them.

    By the way I can do the rear disc conversion for $111 out the door. This includes everything.
    (I get a discount through work though.)

    Thanks,
     
  2. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Put a lugnut on the stud and then just hammer it out.

    Here are some pix from my conversion.

    part 1
    part 2
     
  3. 83PJW

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    with the whole drum and hub off the truck take one lug nut and put it on flush at the top with the stud. then tap it untill it breaks free. then move your lug to another stud and so on. use the sam lug because youll probabley mushroom it and it wont be any good after this. dont bend the studs!!
     
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    oh and some rust eater will help out too.
     
  5. HarryH3

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    Once you have removed all 8 studs, the drum and hub will separate pretty easily. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  6. chulisohombre

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    i would try a chisle and jammer in between the hub and drum and go around the outside until it breaks free after you get all 8 studs out.
     

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