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Old 12-17-2010, 11:58 AM
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Trailer is completely stripped down. But I cant get the drums off for the life of me!



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Old 12-17-2010, 12:38 PM
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I see a hole in the outer side of the drum, would imagine that this is a access for adjusting brake shoes. See if you can back the adjustment off the shoes so that they are not extended as far. Sometimes a ridge gets worn into the drum and the shoes hang up on it.

A little penetrant around the lug holes and a plastic dead blow hammer with some easy raps on the perimeter of the drum usually helps if it stuck to the backing plate (Hub)
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:53 PM
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Yeah the adjuster is backed completely off. And I have sprayed the studs down and beat the **** out of them with a hammer. The only thing I can see is that they are not slide off drums and need the bearings pulled. But taking off the bearing buddy fitting and spring it is almost impossible to get in to get the cotter pin out.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:38 PM
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Nice project. I used to live on McQueeny back in 98 when it REALLY flooded. I have video of entire houses going over the McQueeny dam at 50+mph. Crazy times.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:42 PM
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Yeah the adjuster is backed completely off. And I have sprayed the studs down and beat the **** out of them with a hammer. The only thing I can see is that they are not slide off drums and need the bearings pulled. But taking off the bearing buddy fitting and spring it is almost impossible to get in to get the cotter pin out.
Depending on brand should be a cotter pin or tang washer. This is from etrailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGDb8...eature=channel Actually, haven't had mine off, this trailer, definetly time. You got a neat project. Looking good.

Did you say you where converting to disc or just rebuilding? I'm thinking of converting to disc (I have twin axle) but rebuild would be slightly cheaper.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:49 PM
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Here is a web site for disc brake conversions on trailers, believe they have a Chevy bolt spacing. Could tie in nice with your tow vehicle........thinking going with a tandem conversion, disc brakes, rims to match your Tahoe the white paint with the red striping... you will be ready for SEMA next year!!!!
http://www.egrbrakes.com/trailerdiscbrakekits.htm
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:01 PM
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yeah, didnt know the bearing buddys snapped off. past that is was just a cotter pin and nut. (seems like I would have noticed this the first time looking at it since I have been working on trucks for 10 years. Everything is ready for the sandblaster next week!

I definately dont have the budget for a disc brake conversion. Just be doing a full rebuild on the drums.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:01 PM
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Rebuild looks great, keep posting pics of your progress. Excited to see the boat and truck finished and matching!
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:30 PM
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I can't really tell if this will help a lot, are the drums attached to the front of the hub?

I just replaced one of the front bearings on my truck and I could not have done it without this tool.



If the drums slide over the hub this doesn't really help.....

Either way, awesome project, really nice work too.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:51 AM
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sandblaster coming in the morning and priming right after he is done.
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