Ring in the new with some quality time with your old truck! A great time to tackle a winter project. If you do not have access to your truck, start your parts list for spring!
The days are officially getting longer now, you know!
Looks to be a captive drum, you will have to remove the axle, then the hub/drum assembly. Hub lock nut requires special socket to remove, if you're lucky it maybe the same as front hubs on 4 wheel drive's and can be bought or even borrowed from one the chain parts stores.
That one needs to come off hub and all as one assembly, hub, drum, bearings and all. Now please tell me that there's a jack stand involved somewhere in this project, and you're not supporting that big truck with nothing but that Mickey Mouse toy jack! Jerry
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There is no weight on the 'disney' jack. It does the lifting job (only). I'm a glutton for punishment. Plan to get a nice floor jack someday. So. I see in the manual about removing all that like a big mess - is this still a ¾ ton rear ? I don't experience in 'larger' trucks, but this looks to me like one could put duellies there.
I guess it is on the red 60 or 61 truck in the other pictures? The rear cover looks like a Eaton HO52/72 axle. I agree with Lincoln that it looks like a dually hub. You sure the truck is not a C30 (1-ton)? I think Chevy still had the HD 3/4-ton option with rear duals at that time. Good luck.
" Hub lock nut requires special socket to remove " . If I read manual correctly, the tool is J-2222. When I google it, I see a few different styles for the same #. Anyone have a good picture and/or location to buy one ? I plan to work on this a long time, so I might as well buy the thing. . edit: oh, VIN says it is definitely ¾ ton Platform built in K C .
edit : never mind, bought tool at oreilly - $10.99 Hub off in 5 min. y e a !
(continuing my own thread...) So, all cleaned - new shoes. Greased bearings. (I know, oil will eventually coat them again) B u t , there is only about 1" of room to insert tool to adjust star wheel to expand shoes to useful point. I am probably going to heat/bend an old screwdriver ; is this the usual plan ? Or is there a perfect little tool for this I haven't found ? . ( also picked up a harborfreight floor jack on sale - apparently made in same factory as Snap-On )