<VV> Re: HELP !! -- Changing wheel/axel studs on a LM

Nick Elzinga starship at worldonline.co.za
Mon Oct 10 11:53:54 EDT 2005

I did this job about 14 years ago.  I recall it was reasonably easy; however
I can't remember the finer details.  I took the hubs off the car and with a
suitably sized socket over the rear end of the stud and a nut screwed on to
the front end, I pressed them out with a hydraulic press.  The new ones
splines were oiled and with the aid of a socket over the stud, a suitable
thick washer and a nut the studs were pulled home with ease.  I wouldn't
hammer them out and keep air tools away from wheels studs.  I've seen what


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 10 October 2005 05:36 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Re: HELP !! -- Changing wheel/axel studs on a LM

Has anyone ever changed rear wheel studs without removing the wheel spindle

flange?  I want to install slightly longer studs.  I can see that I  can
them out and should be able to slip new ones into the holes but was  
wondering if it is possible to use old lug nuts and cinch the new studs in
until  they 
bottom out with a big wrench or air impact.  Not sure if I can pull  them 
fully in with this method.  I am also not sure if I may damage  something
else by 
driving them out while on the car.
Signed:  Lazy Mechanic
              Joe Dunlap
              Central Florida 
              ;64 Monza conv., '69 Coupe 140, 4 spd. street hooligan

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