Swage on Drum Brakes?

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. Scanch

    Scanch Active Member

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    537C829E-C83D-42C3-B7ED-66A2D111A010.png I am going to be servicing the brakes on my ‘64 Signet 200. It seems the bolts have a swage holding the drum on. I have read on one of the forums that people grind or cut these off? Any recommendations? I can’t find anything in the service manual about it.
     
  2. Murray

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    Why are you removing the studs?
     
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    halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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    Yep, the studs are swaged into the drums. If you are just doing a brake job, there is no need to remove the studs. Take off the hub and drum as a unit. The drum can be turned that way if needed. The swaging is only an issue if the hub is bad or the drum is beyond service limits and needs to be replaced.
     
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      gtokid1 Well-Known Member

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      Resolve issue with left and right thread.
       
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      If you need or want LEFTY wheel studs, I have them Brand NEW.....
      Once swaged, they must be replaced obviously....
      Yours, Craig....
       
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