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Old 12-24-2002, 09:31 PM
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[quote]Originally posted by 41chevySean:
<strong>Take a good size hammer and hit the drum a couple of times on the outward most corners (at an angle right on the corner so you don't bend the drums), usually after a couple of good solid hits the shoes will relax and let go of the drums.</strong><hr></blockquote>
It would work better with rubber mallet or with a piece of wood(between hammer and drum). Thats what I did when I couldnt get em off.

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Hey 2x4... wtf it sounds like something a redneck or an idiot would do... if drums were that strong then why the hell wouldn't more people do this... I was not trying to attack you... jesus christ take things LESS SERIOUSLY.. I am just the kind of person who tends to make little comments like that not intened to bother people FRIGGEN DEAL WITH IT!!!!.... anyways about lowering the car on the drums... IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA... I THINK I'LL DO THIS TO MY CAR RIGHT AWAY... DO A BURNOUT WHILE I'M AT IT...

if you didn't notice that was an attack... not on you but your stupid idea
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I've successfully removed more stuck brake drums by striking them at angle on the outer most corners than I care to remember, not once have I seen a drum fracture or sling a weight due to this procedure,but I guess anything is possible. also when I said a good size hammer I wasn't implying a 17 Lb sledge just something large enough to give it a ring. good luck
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Hey, dmorris, I too am interested in how many times this fella has used his technique. It must be bumper jack technology cause my floor jack bottoms out before the drums hit the ground!
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with the drums exposed, hit the center of the axle with a nice size hammer, then beat the drum nere the center of the axle...it will then come off.
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If you have good aim with a blacksmith hammer,,,you can just hammer a few times between each wheel stud to loosen the drum.Just be sure not to hit the studs!!! This sometimes helps.
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[quote]Originally posted by STATUTORY GRAPE:
<strong>If you have good aim with a blacksmith hammer,,,you can just hammer a few times between each wheel stud to loosen the drum.Just be sure not to hit the studs!!! This sometimes helps.</strong><hr></blockquote>

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Thanks! Don't think I have a blacksmith hammer around here though....

P.S. Is THAT your car??? Amazing!
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FROG! Do you mean to say that you still haven't got those drums off yet? I bought a car once and found that the rear U joint caps were tack welded to the driveshaft (I guess they couldn't find the spring clips)! You dont see any tack welds on the lugs, do you? Ha Ha Ha
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Take a small screwdriver, and push the self-adjuster away from the star wheel. Then un-adjust the brakes till them rotate freely. This should allow the drums to slide off. If you can move them the 1/8" or so that you said, all the hammering, heating, and rolling on the drums isn't going to loosen off the shoes. I have also seen a "pal-nut" on one of the studs that will not allow them to come off. Try the brake shoes, should slip right off!!
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