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December 9, 2019 7:15 am  #1

1961 Front Hub Lug Stud Removal

Does anyone have any experience removing the front lug studs from a 1961 Ford.  I pounded them out with a hammer but they were really difficult to remove this way.  Should they be pressed in and out?


December 13, 2019 10:17 pm  #2

Re: 1961 Front Hub Lug Stud Removal

Mine is a 1967 gal with drum brakes. I stripped everything off and then removed the front hub. Using a press, I pressed them out and then pressed them in. They came out hard and went back in somewhat easy. With the hub only, you have clearance for the press ram. I am assuming you're car has drum brakes also and a similar design. I believe that I used socket to put them back in for clearance on the thread end and to give something square to
push against.


December 15, 2019 6:58 am  #3

Re: 1961 Front Hub Lug Stud Removal

Thanks for the reply.  Yes, mine has drum brakes and I believe it is the same design as your 67 Galaxie.  Driving the lug studs out with a hammer was a real chore.  It's really easy to damage the hub with one errant hammer strike.  I was thinking about getting a Harbor Freight press to press the lug studs back in.  They have a 12 ton press that is pretty cheap.  Do you think a 12 ton press is big enough to press them in and out?

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December 16, 2019 8:42 pm  #4

Re: 1961 Front Hub Lug Stud Removal

Yes, my press is a 6 ton Harbor Freight unit.


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