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WOW, RUST? ON A CHEVY

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

    purple76pearl 1/2 ton status

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    OK HERE IS JUST A LIL SOMETHING ID LIKE TO TELL EVERYONE ABOUT, THIS MORNING I GOT A NEW 75 CHEVY TRUCK, WELL TODAY I WAS TAKING TIRES AND WHEELS OFF, WELL I TRIED, THEY ARE RUSTED TO THE DRUMS IN REAR, AND ROTARS INF RONT, NOW SOMEONE MUST HAVE ABUSED THIS TRUCK, NOT THAT ANYONE WOULD DO THAT TO A CHEVY, I TIRED EVERYTHING I KNOW OF, HOW CAN I GET THEM OFF /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Caps Lock off.....

    sorry. had to do it. just beat the hell out of it with the hammer of your choice.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sledge hammer on the tire itself...repeat as necessary.

    Rene
     
  4. bigbluek20

    bigbluek20 1/2 ton status

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    I helped a friend that had this happen one time (it was on a Heep Cherokee). Used a lot of penetrating oil and a respectable finish hammer (sledge). Be careful for self when striking tires, equipment when striking wheels.

    I had some challenge with a K30 I bought (for the axle ) The center hole turned out to be VERY tight with the wheels (only recall the issue with the rear, though).

    Good luck... never heard of the 73-75 factory rust extending to the mechanical!
     
  5. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    rubber sledge hammer on the back side of the rim/tire

    Best tool ontop of the tool box?! A 3lb rubber sledge hammer
     
  6. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    What they said, air up the tire, strike only rubber, use the Biggest Fawkin Hammer you can get your hands on, wail away. I work at a tire shop, I use a 16lb long handle sledge all the time for rusted hubs. BUT leave one lugnut partially threaded so the tire doesn't come blasting off when it breaks free.
     

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