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Drums on 68 stuck

Discussion in '1967 - 1988 Ford Thunderbird' started by jon774, Mar 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM.

  1. Back off adjustment screw is siezed. Any ideas on how to remove the rear drum
     
  2. More than likely, the pads are froze to the drum. You will need a large persuader-3 # of more hammer and start pounding on the drums. Vary your hits all the way around the drum....surface and face. U may end up breaking one but the vibration hopefully will loosen the siezure of the pad and drum
     
  3. I had to cut the head off the shoe retaining pins before I was able to get the drum off my 70.
     
  4. Tried both those methods. Ended up borrowing a large adjustable puller.
    The adjuster moved smoothly they were apart, It must of been up against something when I installed it. Looking to upgrade the rears to discs, tons of options out there. Any favorites?
     
  5. Drill a hole into the drum around the Axle shaft face. Tap it and put bolts into the drum and try with a breaker bar to turn the bolts. This should push the Drum off the seized pads. Spray A LOT of PB blaster back there to get it all well lubricated. remember to be careful and don't drill into the Axle shaft face itself where the studs are. Also beat the hell out of the drum with a hammer too. Should help in getting it loose.
     
  6. What are you using the car for? Because upgrading to disc on the Rear is somewhat meh if you only plan on daily driving. My 69 I completely redid the brakes front and rear. I still got drums and so far she stops fine.
     
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