Front axle spindle nuts....

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by MARKUS118, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. MARKUS118

    MARKUS118

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    Ok, I have taken off the hubs to find a huge spindle nut-what size is that nut? :dunno: I need to buy one!!! Thanks again for all of the help! :beer:
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    I've got mine apart now, would have to measure...but I purchased a tool about 10 years ago from SOR or someone for mine...almost looks like an exhaust pipe formed to fit with a backing on it for a 1/2" drive....
     
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    I can assume this tool is needed or can I just use a huge socket to get it off? Man, I have learned so much from trying to take these third members out! :dunno: :beer: Thanks, Mark.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    huge socket works fine.....but it needs to be deep, and this tool might be cheaper than a $25 monster deepwell....

    you can also do it gently with a chisel and hammer, but it's not the best way...
     
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    denis (O) toyota nut (O) SILVER Star

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    on my '75 (small spindle & bearings) it's 52ish mm and on my '80 it's 54mm
    I just built myself an overkill dedicated socket :D
     
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    Hey Guys,
    Just wanted to let you know that I called Spector and ordered the tool! Thanks for all of the help!
    Mark :beer: :beer:
     
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    MARKUS: on my fj40-1978 front hub spindle nuts are 54mm.
    autozone and pepboys didn't have the socket, or wanted an arm and a leg for it. Built my own faster than they could get it. I think Man-a-fre has the tool for maybe $20.00????
    Try SOR also.
    willow
     
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