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Post by mikeh » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:11 pm

I've been reading the other post regarding the hub nut size.
I'm in the process of building my two cars and need to remove the front and rear hubs to upgrade them.
The cars have had the rear axle removed and are on axle stands.
Any ideas on an easy wat to get them undone ?
When i get 5 mins i'll start a project thread as i've got loads of pics already.



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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 pm

I have removed a few hub nuts off the car and every one has been a total pain! I have some to do in the next few weeks and I think I’ll probably jam a scaffolding pole into the trailing arm and jam it into one of the barn pillars to counteract the torque of my 2’ 3/4” drive brace with a short scaffolding pole on the end.

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Post by philhoward » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:37 pm

I’ve been using an air impact wrench to get them off in the past - done it with just the front upright on the floor (not even in a vice) last time. Haven’t tried a rear hub yet but expect to be the same.

Takes a few goes of the rattler, but always got there.

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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:43 am

Rear hubs loose?
No worries!

Bolt wheel on.
Ratchet strap to pallet.
Breaker bar and shock loose.

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Post by rhss1 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:23 pm

My car is pretty much everything off it, the frame only has the suspension and differential still attached. What's worse is it's on a nice little trolley and rolls around.

The left front came off pretty easily, I had a bit of pipe over a 1/2 inch breaker bar and I braced my foot against the bottom B post to keep the frame still, and pulled hard suddenly.

The left rear I wedged a crowbar between the studs and the floor of the garage. Similar results.

For the tight right side hubs I'm going to drill a hole in a bit of steel pipe to go over one stud and use that as a brace against the ground.

[edit - a day or two later]

Pipe with a hole in it works a treat to hold the rear hub still.

I also supported the outboard end of the braker-bar with an axlestand. Six feet of bar on the socket and they came loose.
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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:32 pm

I’ve done mine today in readiness. The o/s were quite tight ( 13 stone jumping on a breaker bar tight), the n/s front was finger tight but the rear needed a lot of heat then a breaker bar. Hope that the rest of the suspension comes apart as easily 😁

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