Author Topic: frozen 46mm nut on back two drums on my 69 bay window  (Read 2037 times)

Offline jcwolf

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frozen 46mm nut on back two drums on my 69 bay window
« on: August 30, 2009, 06:46:45 PM »
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Help, so I've had a squareback for 10 years...got tired of it...traded it for a 69 baywindow camp mobile with riviera pop top.  The breaks don't work well...i'm trying to get the rear drums off...the big 46mm nut wont budge on either side....was hammering away, used some spray and even heated with butane torch....nothing moving....please help!!!!!


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Re: frozen 46mm nut on back two drums on my 69 bay window
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 06:26:53 PM »
 welcome jcwolf! (fellow riviera here-'73)
I'm about to pull those suckers off myself to replace the axle boots. I purchased a 46mm socket (and 3/4" bar) a bit ago for this purpose. They are for sale at midamericamotorworks.com for around $12 I believe. I've heard you need a long pipe for leverage and spray a penetrant oil on several times for a few days before. Otherwise fastmc says to cut them in half - careful not to damage the threads. (See the "Stuck castle nut" thread)
Let us know the outcome - let's see some pics if you have any!
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