Re: how to change front wheel studs on drum brakes?
You will have to remove the hub from the spindle as there is not enough room behind the hub to backing plate for the length of stud. Place the lugnut onto the stud and support the back side of the hub and remove with hammer (BFH).
I remove the hub and place support underneath the hole in the flange where the new stud is going to be inserted.
Place the new stud into the hole, use a brass drift punch atop the stud, and install with large hammer (BFH). Do not hammer directly onto the stud. Make sure there is 360* support about the hole.
Finish the install by using an extra OE lugnut turning it around, using the flat side, and two washers and plenty of lube on the washers and the threads to pull the stud squarely into the hole.
Parallelism/concentricity of all five studs can be proven with the brake drum install. Minor alterations of drum stud holes can be accomplished with a round file.
I've had good luck wth this method and the drum has slipped over the studs without any other action.
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