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What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Everett » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:03 pm

What modern puller will work to remove this hub?
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Everett » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:05 pm

I meant brake drum, not hub.


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Allan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Bill, I'd be inclined to support the drum in a press and use the press to push the hub out. You will need a heavy tubular support for the drum. We keep a selection of starter/ generator housings for this purpose. Heat and rust penetrant may help.

Hope this helps.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Ruxstel24 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:22 pm

You probably will need to pull the hub first.
Then push out the wheel studs and remove the drum.
This puller will work...
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:47 pm

Here's an original Ford w.w. hub puller.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Everett » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:53 pm

Steve, I'd truly love to find one of those for sale, or rent!


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:39 pm

Bill, I am posting this to spur your imagination...https://www.homedepot.com/p/URREA-Beari ... /202797899

If you have a pal with a lathe, you can turn up a split collar which will "grab" the hub and provide ample purchase area for a heavy puller to grab. Just be sure to remove the axle nut and turn it around and reinstall to keep from deforming axle threads.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Crosby » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:59 pm

I purchased this one from Harbor Freight for less than $10 and modified the ears and It worked great. The hub came off without out any heat.

If you can't pull It cold and have to heat It, pour a 5 gallon bucket of cold water on it after you get It red hot, be careful of the steam It will generate, It will shock the bond and it should come right off. And do as Scott said about the nut.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by tdumas » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 pm

Your local auto supply May loan you one for free. Our O’Reillys does that.

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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:11 pm

With lugs like that I use a dog bone puller.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Norman Kling » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:01 am

use one of the pullers shown above to remove the hub. Then press out the lugs and the drum should come right off. When you install the new drum or re-install the existing drum, press in NEW lugs.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Allan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 am

Bill, take no notice of me!!!!! I read that you were looking to remove the hub from the drum. Even then, I got it wrong. The studs are pressed out first and then the drum comes off.
Sorry.
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Everett » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:56 pm

Clarification...

What puller do I need to pull the entire hub and drum off the axle?

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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by RajoRacer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:01 pm

Any or all of the above shown will do the job - then the drum can be removed.


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Everett » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:40 pm

Bill Crosby...

Do you remember the p/n of that puller at Harbor Freight?


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Crosby » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:31 pm

Bill Everett, I just looked at the puller and there are no markings on It. I purchased It from HF many years ago just for this purpose because I could not find my old ford hub puller. It did a good job at a cheep price.


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Bill Everett » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:32 pm

Thank you, Bill.


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by Billdizer,Spencer In » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 pm

The harbor freight puller has been a pitman arm puller, before being modified. It is normally used to pull the steering pitman arm off the tapered splined shaft of a modern steering box. It looks like the opening between the jaws has been widened to fit over the slot in the hub.

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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by DanTreace » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:50 pm

Yes, pitman arm puller. Most big auto parts chains have these heavier cast version.

China made but simple grinding of the lugs more wider to fit around the hub collar on wire wheel hubs lets them work.

Here’s mine:
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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by J1MGOLDEN » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:52 pm

Dan, I stopped by Harbor Freight today and bought one of those pullers.
The Part Number is 63684 and it cost $14.95 today without any coupons.
The opening is listed as 1 5/16 and needs to be 1 3/4 inch for the rear hub.
By careful calculations, and cutting both sides, I have exactly 1 3/4 inch now.

The frame is very hard and it required a Harbor Freight electric cut-off tool to make clean cuts.

The tool works fine, thanks for the tip!


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by J1MGOLDEN » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm

Bill, that original Ford puller has a 5-Z-1172 number on it, but it is hard to see.


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Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Post by TheMoneyPit » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:45 pm

J1MGOLDEN wrote:
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Bill, that original Ford puller has a 5-Z-1172 number on it, but it is hard to see.
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