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Old 01-31-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Replacing wheel lugs 30 Sovereign

A wheel came off my 30 1967 Sovreign thus shearing the lugs. I am trying to figure out how to remove the backing plate so I can repalce the lugs. HAve never seen this kind of set up before. Help!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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Can you take a picture of it? Typically you remove the drum and press the old lugs out from the front side with a hydraulic press. The drum is held on by a big nut under a grease cap. The nut has a split pin through it. You have to remove the split pin by bending it straight and pulling it out with a pair of pliers or dikes. Now remove the nut and the outer bearing and pull the drum off the spindle. My drums have holes in them for lug bolts. If you have this type of drum then you need to drill out what is left of the studs and use something like an easyout to remove the broken bolt. If the bolt is frozen you have to keep drilling the stud out with bigger drills till there is very little left of it. Usually it will come out before you start messing up the threads in the drum. Don't break an easy-out off in the stud because you won't be able to drill through it.

A drill press will be a great help if you have to drill out stud. They are very hard material.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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You shouldn't have to remove the backing plate to get the drum off. This video will show how to get the drum off.

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Replacing lugs

The Drum came right off. The problem is there is a backing plate over the lugs. Normally you can pound old lugs out. However I can't figure out how to get this backing plate off.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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Replacing sheared wheel lugs 1967 Sovreign

So me whell came off and the lugd sheared and I need to repalce the lugs The Drum came right off as they normally do, cotter pins big nut etc. . The problem is there is a backing plate over the lugs. Normally you can pound old lugs out. However I can't figure out how to get this backing plate off.
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Not sure you have lugs. I believe yu have wheel bolts and not lugs with nuts. My '66 has lug bolts. I bet your '67 has bolts as well. Meaning you now have 2 choices.

1) Drill out the broken off bolts that are still in the drum and don't damage the threads in the drum.
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2) Buy a new drum replacement with either lugs and nuts or bolts.

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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Yes they are either studs or broken off lug bolts. That is why you can press them out from the inside. It is not a backing plate at all but a solid casting with threaded blind holes. You would probably be better off buying a complete drum unless you have a pretty good machine shop to drill out all those broken bolts.

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That "backing plate" is what the magnet rubs on, doesn't appear to be working...no ware.

Should have three hardened allen or torx, countersunk machine bolts holding the plate on.

May need heat, I did when I did our 63.

The studs can be punched thru from the outside.

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