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I pulled my 8" rear end out to change the gearing and I can seem to get the axles out. I removed the 4 nuts in the drum and spend 30min on it with a slide hammer. :shrug::shrug:

I guess I should get a bigger slide hammer. Any tips and tricks would help, before I pull the sledge out. Thinking of bolting an old drum on backwards and beating the hell out of it. Car is a 68 and this is the first time its been pulled apart.


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My guess is the bearing is holding it up. Seeing as this is a good time for new bearings & seals, maybe a little heat will help? I've never had as tough a time as you are, but I may just be lucky.
 

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Il give the drum a try but my slide hammer is heavier so I dont see it working. I will try some heat to. Im going to fasten a heavier slide hammer tomorrow.

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Got them out had to turn the drum backwards, snug up the lugs and smoke it with a sledge until it came loose.
 

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It sounds dumb but sometimes you can go Hillbilly on it....take about 3ft of rope, tie one end around the axle, the other end tie to a cement block...swing the block to pull the axle......don't laugh it works, just don't let your buddies see you..kinda like riding a moped... :)
Tom
 
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