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Old 10-11-2004, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need a SLEDGE HAMMER to fix LV brakes

Got 3 out of 4 drums off the LV today over at Mark's Off Road. 1 came off easy, the other 2 took a lot of work to remove 'cause they were rusted on. Seems wheels are a great place for Black Widow spiders to live in California. Found some and a lot of other crap inside each wheel. Driver rear drum aint coming off for nothing. Wheel won't turn, drum won't budge. Any suggestions other than cracking the drum with a sledge? Oh yeah, and the brake line won't untread either.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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stick a long cheater bar between the studs to twist the axle loose.
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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isn't there a threaded hole in the drums? you should be able to put a slide hammer on it and knock that fawker loose. also, try heating the drum up around the outside perimiter, where the shoes would ride, that should help crack it loose.

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Am I missing something here? I thought one could just remove the axle from the housing in order to attack the drum/axle flange off the vehicle. Say, then press it off.
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Drum is not stuck to the axle shaft, but to the shoes.
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You should be able to turn the drum with a cheater. Heating the drum with a rose bud to about 300-400F and then banging on it has worked for me. The threaded hole in the drum tends to just strip out on the stuck ones.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Drum is not stuck to the axle shaft, but to the shoes.
Aha...Now that's stuck.

Thanks, Mark.

I'll slam my slow noggin into the wall here and hope the vibration works your way to loose up that drum.

Edit: Hey! I thought of something. If you don't care about warping the drum, how 'bout putting a big C-clamp or some such clamp on each side of the drum to flex it against the shoes and break loose the linings?

Ah, come on. That' not the dummest idea you've ever heard!

No better than the sledgehammer idea, huh?
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I thought you were able to drive it? Will it drag the wheel if you roll it? since you are not worried about the shoes at this point I would guess, spray a bunch of pentrant in the adjuster holes and put the truck on the ground and roll it back and forth. the penetrant should help free up the shoes and let the drum slide off fairly easily in comparison...

The other thing to do is pull the diff cover, pull the c-clip and rock the wheel and axle/drum off.
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i could never get the drums off the front of my 75LC i ended up welding all thread to the drums and then using a piece of sign post across the middle and tightend it down with an air gun. worked ok would break the welds though more often than not. Then i figured out if i drilled Two holes in the backing plate i could get a punch in there and just hammer the SOB out from the back....i am so fawking glad i have disks in the fron now...can't wait to get the backs done between now and the time i kick the bucket.

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i could never get the drums off the front of my 75LC i ended up welding all thread to the drums and then using a piece of sign post across the middle and tightend it down with an air gun. worked ok would break the welds though more often than not. Then i figured out if i drilled Two holes in the backing plate i could get a punch in there and just hammer the SOB out from the back....i am so fawking glad i have disks in the front now...can't wait to get the backs done between now and the time i kick the bucket.

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Hey, Gene! Chef and I were just sledgehammering drums off his LV this weekend, deja vu! OTOH, his came off after just 2 or 3 hours of work

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Hey, Gene! Chef and I were just sledgehammering drums off his LV this weekend, deja vu! OTOH, his came off after just 2 or 3 hours of work Steve
Fourth drum is off! Sledge-o-matic.
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I had a ft drum on a '72 weld itself to the shoes. I ended up welding a 10 lb slide hammer to the drum and went to town.
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Dumb question: you did back the adjusters all the way off?
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Dumb question: you did back the adjusters all the way off?
Adjusters?
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Fourth drum is off! Sledge-o-matic.

destruction pics please!!!!
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