Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:55 pm Post subject: 52 a1 rear backing plate
I pulled one of my rear wheels today and discovered the brake backing plate has a good sized split in the bottom plus it is twisted. Read up on it and it does not appear too difficult to disassemble just need a puller to pull the hub and drum from the shaft. Anything else to be aware of? Thanks all.
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You may get lucky if the last guy that put the rear hub/drum on used some Anti-Seize. So loosen the nut and smack the drum with a large ballpean hammer and if it pops loose just press on and follow the steps in the manual.
If it doesn't pop loose then you will need to find a proper puller:
Just google striker type hub puller. It's a common industry puller. They are not cheap. Might want to hit your local tool renting shop first. Or even Ebay. I often see gove surplus ones on there reasonable.
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:52 pm Post subject:
a few 'new' ones out on ebay for 46$ - read the reviews, lasted for two drum removals before threads stripped....we need a tariff on junk steel in the form of tools/parts coming from China.... _________________ Lee Long
1953 M38A1 USMC
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