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Brake Drum Removal ?

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  • Brake Drum Removal ?

    Does any one know if there are any tire shops in the L.A. area that can safely remove the brake drums from my 62 GT Hawk ? I want to replace the wheel studs but don`t want to screw them up. Thanks



    Dan

    62 GT Hawk

  • #2
    Dan, don't trust a tire shop to do this. You need to find a brake shop (NOT a chain store!) with the tools to do this. A quick call to the shop manager to ask how comfortable they are pulling drums off tapered axles will tell you all you need to know. If he says "Hunh?" you know you should keep shopping


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    '63 F2/Lark Standard
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    • #3
      Ditto,
      Find a shop with the guys name on the sign. Forget the chain stores period. The longer the shops been around the better chance they'll have a clue about a tapered axle.
      Russ
      quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

      Dan, don't trust a tire shop to do this. You need to find a brake shop (NOT a chain store!) with the tools to do this. A quick call to the shop manager to ask how comfortable they are pulling drums off tapered axles will tell you all you need to know. If he says "Hunh?" you know you should keep shopping


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      '63 F2/Lark Standard
      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
      Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
      57 SH (project)
      60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

      Russ Shop Foreman \"Rusty Nut Garage\"
      53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
      57 SH (project)
      60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

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      • #4
        Hey Dan, if you want to take a leisurely drive south, Vista Brake is a great shop, and they do tapered axles a lot. I've known the owner for 20 years.

        Vista Brake Service & Supply Inc.
        790 E Vista Way
        Vista, CA 92084

        (760) 724-5157


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        Clark in San Diego
        '63 F2/Lark Standard
        http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Thanks Guys, I found a brake shop about 1 mile from my house who has an older mechanic working there and he said no problem. Thanks again.[8D]


          Dan



          62 GT Hawk

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