Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I picked up one of my two new brake drums today. I popped open the box to see
if it came with bearings or not. Not only does it not come with bearings, it doesn't
have a hub or even studs! What's up wi' dat?!?

Ok, so I've proven my ignorance. Can someone enlighten me with a procedure
for getting the hubs and studs out of my old drums and installed into the new ones?
Can I do it at home? Do I need a press? Or should I just bring them to a brake
shop and have them do it?

...it's always something....






Rich
'67 C-code 'vert (Dees67)
'69 GT FB (project car)
Check out my band http://www.brickyardblues.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
408 Posts
The studs and hub should be pressed out. A local auto parts store with a machine shop can do it in a snap. The studs are staked to the drum to keep the hub from falling out. A hydraulic press is required to remove them.


Scott
National Parts Depot
1965 Conv:Street driven concours
1966 Coupe: Daily driver and toy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,135 Posts
Are you sure this is for the front????? I'm sure you could take them somwhere to get the studs pressed in but I have never had a problem with just pushing them in ad they will seat when you tighten your lug nuts. This may not be the proper way of doing it but it works. As far as removeing your old studs you can just give them a well planned Whack with a hammer and theyshould pop out, But I would probably just buy new studs!!! Good Luck

AKA "Fastbackpimp"
[color:blue]65 Fastback</font color=blue>
http://hometown.aol.com//dasbus73/Index.html
[color:blue]VMF Member Since Nov. 99</font color=blue>

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/dasbus73/stangtoon.gif
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
The old swinging shop press, either way, hammer or press, I never like re-installing studs that have been previously used, new ones only run about a buck each.

1967 S code GT Deluxe Coupe 65B
1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
1964 Fairlane 500 2DR HT-the new project
1986 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 the "beater"
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1573428&a=11959254&p=43023698.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I don't have a problem with using a BFH to pop the old studs out. If they'll pop - I don't want to get
into a fight with the things. And I especially don't want to bung up a $75 hub. I guess I'll have to see
what the parts shops charge for pressing new studs into the drums with the old hub. If it's more than
a new hub, I'll do it myself. If it's reasonable, I'll just have them do it.

Rich
'67 C-code 'vert (Dees67)
'69 GT FB (project car)
Check out my band http://www.brickyardblues.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,514 Posts
You might as well have a machine shop do it since you'll need to have your new drums turned as well. Let the shop make sure the hub is on correctly and then turn the drums. I know they're brand new and all but they rarely chuck up true on a lathe when you turn 'em. Trust me, I've turned a lot of brand new drums and 99% of them needed it.

Black primer 66 coupe, bench seat, 68 302-2V, C-4, 3.55 TSD
879 posts as "66 bench-coupe" on old VMF
robert94928 on Yahoo Messenger
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
762 Posts
After you do all this front suspension installation, c'mon down to Plaistow and show he how to do it. I am not even attempting mine until your done...hehehe. THen you can tell me what and what not to do. Next winter I think I'll do some of mine. Lower control arms, all the stuff with that (tie rods, bushings, yadda yadda yadda).

THis year I have to replace the gas tank, the rear inner quarters and the rear cross panel.

JJ
69 Fastback 302 2v 3sp. trans.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by avj97 on 03/12/01 08:04 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Perfect! I'll be starting the teardown of my 69 this summer and the rear quarters are shot!
Between the two of us, we might come up with a complete clue! *LOL*

Rich
'67 C-code 'vert (Dees67)
'69 GT FB (project car)
Check out my band http://www.brickyardblues.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to have the shop true up the new drums after they trnasfer the
hubs. I'll probably have them put new inside grease seals into the hubs as well.

Rich
'67 C-code 'vert (Dees67)
'69 GT FB (project car)
Check out my band http://www.brickyardblues.com
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
664 Posts
I have swapped alot of these drums at my shop, and you should take them to a machine shop to have them changed because the studs are staked in and should NOT just be pressed out. The swedging on the stud must be cut off using a swedge cutting tool to reduce the chances of cracking the hub as the studs are pressed out. Believe me I've made that mistake trying to save time, but it ended up with me having to buy the man a new hub. You will definately need to get new studs and have them re-swedged after they have been cut. I hope this helps you out. Scott

Every day is a holiday if you love your job.

Current projects: 65 Fastback, 68 Coupe, 64 Galaxie 500 XL, 54 F-100 pickup
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top