Thanks Scott. This is just the aproaach I've decided on. I think this will be
safer for my rim.
scott suhring wrote:
> If you can avoid drilling (i.e. someone from list
> has a better solution, then by all means try it). If
> you have to drill, here is what I did when my stud let
> lose from the hub while the lug was still on (couldn't
> get lug off since stud just kept spinning).
> Use a nail tap (for tapping in finishing nails) and tap
> an indentation in the center of the lug. Be careful to
> get dead center and go gently at first since the tap will
> want to slip off the rounded end of the lug.
> Starting with a small metal drill (I think I began with an
> 1/8th inch bit) drill into the center deep enough so that the
> hole goes to where the stub is just coming out of the hub. I
> used a good stud on the wheel to measure the depth and then used
> a drill stop set at the same measurement.
> Repeat this process increasing the diameter of the bit with each drill
> until you are the same or just under the siize of the stud. You'll
> start with a 1/4" drill but you'll need to finish with a 1/2" drill
> (I rented one at the local rental shop and the guy even let me
> use his bits).
> After I drilled out the last time with the bit slightly under the
> stud dianmeter, I used vice locks plyers and pulled up and down on the
> lug and it broke right off almost exactly where the stud comes out
> of the hub.
> Replaced the stud and put on a new lug and all is well. The process was
> a bit hairy making sure all was centered but all in all the job was
> really easy.
> Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, let me know.
> Scott Suhring
> Elizabethtown, PA
> '70 TR6
> Roger Helman wrote:
> > I have two lug nuts that refuse to budge. I already broke a 3/4
> > socket with the impact wrench. Anyone have any ideas how to get them to
> > break? I have already tried a 1/2 ratchet with a cheater bar, impact
> > wrench, goobs of penetrating oil etc...
> > I was thinking about drilling out the center of the nut and stud in
> > hope the stud. Then using the impact wrench again to break the stud.
> > Does this sound like a good idea?
> > BTW Sears replaced the broken socket with out a question. What a great
> > warranty.
> > --
> > Roger Helman 71 TR6 CC67866L
> > Digimation Inc. http://deepthought.digimation.com/rogerh/
> > New Orleans La.
> > www.digimation.com
> > Voice. 504.468.7898
> > Fax. 504.468.5494
Roger Helman 71 TR6 CC67866L
Digimation Inc. http://deepthought.digimation.com/rogerh/
New Orleans La.