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Username Post: Replacing lug nut studs        (Topic#359468)
Denver56BelAir 
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01-14-20 12:16 PM - Post#2784386    

One of my studs on the rear passenger side broke off. I'd like to replace all ten of them in the rear with a similar stock replacement that is longer. I'm using standard chrome Chevy open ended lug nuts.

Can anyone suggest where to buy replacements that would be around an inch longer?

Not sure how long I can actually go without having to pull the axel to fasten them in place.


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Denver56BelAir 
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01-14-20 01:19 PM - Post#2784389    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

Maybe 1 11/16?

Paul
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55MAS 
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01-14-20 01:48 PM - Post#2784390    
    In response to Denver56BelAir


Check out Summitracing.com and jegs.com.



 
56sedandelivery 
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01-15-20 05:38 PM - Post#2784450    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

Moroso has long wheel studs. I bought some aftermarket axles for my 56 Sedan Delivery from Randy's Ring and Pinion, since they're only about 2 miles from me as-the-crow-flies. I believe they were Dutchman at the time; now they sell Yukon as their house brand. Went to install some longer studs I had on hand, and they would't fit, despite being CORRECT for the car (???); they would need a stud with a LOT smaller knurled shank. Went back into Randy's; "you need these special wheel studs". "Well, why did't you sell them to me when I picked up the axles"? Blank face, did't know what to say, but sold me the new wheel studs. So, be SURE you get the correct wheel studs for the axles you have/buy-bought. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




Edited by 56sedandelivery on 01-15-20 05:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bobb 
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01-16-20 08:46 PM - Post#2784517    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

i would be looking at arp products. if can i would be looking at bigger studs too.

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Denver56BelAir 
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01-20-20 11:51 AM - Post#2784735    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

What product do you suggest Butch/56sedandelivery?



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Denver56BelAir 
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01-20-20 11:58 AM - Post#2784736    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

Do you have to remove the brakes to pull the axels on a stock rear end? If I remember right, I thought I only had to remove 4 bolts on each side to remove the axel.

I need to get the studs pressed out and new ones pressed back in.



Paul
Parker, Colorado
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Denver56BelAir 
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01-24-20 02:32 PM - Post#2785092    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Do you have to pull the axel to replace the studs? Do you need a press to push them out and put them back in?

Paul
Parker, Colorado
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57tim 
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01-24-20 07:29 PM - Post#2785116    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

It seems to me years ago I had a broken rear stud and I know I didn't remove the axle. Probably the brake stuff but that was 50+ years ago. I know we just pounded the old one out with a punch and you just draw the new one in with a lug nut and a BUNCH on washers or some spacer.

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55MAS 
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01-25-20 07:29 AM - Post#2785132    
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  • 57tim Said:
It seems to me years ago I had a broken rear stud and I know I didn't remove the axle. Probably the brake stuff but that was 50+ years ago. I know we just pounded the old one out with a punch and you just draw the new one in with a lug nut and a BUNCH on washers or some spacer.







 
Denver56BelAir 
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01-27-20 12:45 PM - Post#2785289    
    In response to 55MAS

How do you remove the rear axel? I have the drums off? Do I just have to yank on axel to pull them with a chain?



Paul
Parker, Colorado
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Denver56BelAir 
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01-27-20 12:50 PM - Post#2785290    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

I think I found a video. Remove the four bolts

Paul
Parker, Colorado
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55MAS 
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01-28-20 02:00 AM - Post#2785331    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

  • Denver56BelAir Said:
How do you remove the rear axel? I have the drums off? Do I just have to yank on axel to pull them with a chain?





It depends upon what rear axle you have. I don't see where you state exactly what rear end you have. However, my was in response to not needing to remove the axle to replace a stud. It should be able to be replace in the car without removing the axle.



 
Denver56BelAir 
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01-29-20 01:55 PM - Post#2785422    
    In response to 55MAS

I have a stock rearend. At first glance it seems like I need to hammer out the old studs. Seems like the new one's would need to be pressed in.

How would you seat the replacement studs if you didn't have a press? They seem to fit pretty snug.

Paul
Parker, Colorado
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5Larry7 
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01-29-20 02:55 PM - Post#2785426    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

As was said above, I have installed new studs by using a nut and several washers and tighten the nut to pull it through.

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Rick_L 
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01-29-20 04:06 PM - Post#2785428    
    In response to 5Larry7

That doesn't always work, but you can try.

Depends on the fit between the holes in the axle and the knurls on the lugs.



 
ragtp66 
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01-31-20 06:50 PM - Post#2785571    
    In response to Denver56BelAir

You can use this tool to pull the stud in place be sure to grease it or you may destroy it after a couple studs. I have used it and it works well. You can use a BFH to knock the old one through. Or a little less barbaric would be using a socket and a big c-clamp. Tiny bit of heat will usually make em pop right out. If you want to pull the axles to press them in and out. Be forewarned that you will probably destroy the orings on the bearings by the time you get them out and I have never seen the oring sold separate which sucks because then you have to buy a new bear and press them on and split the retainer just to get them off so it turns into a big fiasco. If the axle seals are not leaking I would leave it alone. There is enough room to get a stock wheel stud in with the axle in place. The axles are not the same length left to right so be sure to mark which one came from where. I believe the bearing sizes change from year to year in the trifives. If your dead set on doing it then remove the four nuts that hold the bearing retainers and knock the studs for those free, put an old brake drum on backwards and put the five lug nuts on just enough to bring the stud level with the nut then push the drum against the flange and YANK it toward the lug nuts repeatedly and the axle should start moving, it they are really stuck snug the lug nuts and use your BFH to WHACK the drum rotate 45* Whack and repeat several times and it should start working its way out. You can leave brake shoes all together. I would rather use 60 yr old original GM wheel studs then today's Chinese steel but that is just me. https://www.lislecorp.com/specialty-tools/wheel -st...

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