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    I've got a problem with about 3 of the hex ends stripped on my 1951 Commander and I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem and the solution? I was thinking about using a grinder to round the stripped end down and that putting a 7/16" nut over the end and welding the end of the nut to the shaft. Thats my solution, any others? Thanks
    Oldndragon
    1949 2R truck
    1951 Commander coupe[?]

  • #2
    OK...So I have not really been into my brake system on my '51 in a long time. Those adjuster pins, if I remember correctly, never really had standard "hex" nuts. Rather, they are kinda funky flats that often get adjusted by the vice grips, or channel locks. I went to my chassis manual, but the parts illustrations just don't give a satisfactory "close-up" of the pins. I can't recall from memory but I think the pins are designed to be removed and replaced from the "brake shoe side" of the backing plate. If you weld nuts on them, you might not be able to remove them without grinding the nuts off. Take a very well lighted close look and then do what works for you.

    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
    SDC member since 1975
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      Thanks for your response John. On the pins that are not stripped a 3/8" socket works perfectly. I will inspect closer. Thanks again.
      Dave

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      • #4
        There are sockets available from the makers of "Vise Grip" that will grip the rounded bolt head. It works much like a reverse EZE-OUT. I have good results with them. I think the trade name is "BOLT-GRIP". I got mine from O'Rileys. NT


        Neil Thornton
        Hazlehurst, GA
        '57 Silver Hawk
        '56 Sky Hawk
        '51 2R16 dump truck
        Many others.

        Neil Thornton

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        • #5
          rockinhawk,
          Do you get a family discount at your O'Reilly Auto Parts?


          1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
          "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
          "In the heart of Arkansas."
          Searcy, Arkansas
          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
          1952 2R pickup

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

            rockinhawk,
            Do you get a family discount at your O'Reilly Auto Parts?


            1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
            "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
            Only when certain Employees are on duty. LOL. NT


            Neil Thornton
            Hazlehurst, GA
            '57 Silver Hawk
            '56 Sky Hawk
            '51 2R16 dump truck
            Many others.

            Neil Thornton

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            • #7
              You should also get free delivery and help with installations like I do!


              1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
              "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                Neil,
                I also get free delivery, installation help, and family discount at O'Reilly's....I guess maybe I am getting a return on my grocery investment!

                55 Commander
                58 Transtar
                62 GT Hawk
                66 Cruiser

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