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Old 05-14-2021, 05:11 PM   #21
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That part is strange, since the brake drum is the hub... they're one cast iron part, so it's not possible to remove the drum from the hub. I suspect that there has been some miscommunication, which doesn't matter as long as the work has been done properly.
Yeah, I struggled with exactly what he said. I do know they had to cut something off and I thought he said a new drum was needed at a cost of $70 for the part.
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:45 PM   #22
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Yeah, I struggled with exactly what he said. I do know they had to cut something off and I thought he said a new drum was needed at a cost of $70 for the part.
It's possible that they couldn't get one of the old bearing races out of the hub, so they had to replace the hub/drum - that's not unreasonable, and $70 would be a good price for one.
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:55 PM   #23
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Component removal

I once had to Dremel tool grind off a wheel backing plate on an old Casita...which holds the brake shoes and magnetic actuator, as a nut was frozen and access sketchy. A brake drum? I can't fathom, except if the bearing got welded to it (the bearing race) from the heat buildup.


All speculation, without seeing things up front.
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