SBCA96 Posted July 19, 2006 Report Share Posted July 19, 2006 I got a set of front brake hubs from a guy who had recently upgraded to Turner disc brakes from his tired 4 wheel stock drums. I pressed the old drums off the hubs, and then trial fitted the stock hub into the 13" Cobra rotor, and it fit perfectly - that was a BIG relief! : The next step was to press out the old studs : Here is the studless hub : Did you know that the factory studs have NO knurl?? No wonder they tend to strip out so easy with an impact gun! They looked SOOO ugly, I scraped them with a screw driver, and the took them to work and used the wire wheel : Thats all for now .. I had to order the new wheel bearings, seals, caps, and also make a tool to pound out the old races. The caps I got from Pepboys in the Help! section, but the part that slips into the hub was too long, so it would not sit flush, hub against the crimped shoulder. I also bought the 10 Dodge wheel studs mentioned in my original article, and drilled the hub for the interference fit for the knurl. I took two of the old bearing races, one of the inners, & one of the outers, and had the machine shop at my work cut a slot through one side with the chop saw. This will allow me to use as an installer, so I dont risk damaging the new race with an out-of-control chisel tip! I went to buy a bearing race installer kit from the local Harbor Freight, but they were sold out! I will update this thread as I go. Enjoy! Tom Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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