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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Need a old school truck shop to turn drums

I am looking for a place that can turn my drums with the outer hub attached.

The drums are not hub centric so you need to run the hub with the drum when turning the rotor or you will destroy the hub. This was told to me from someone that works on these trucks day in and out. But, they are out in Iowa.

Basically looking for recommendations on a shop on the south side of Grand Rapids that knows how to work on 60's trucks where I should not have to explain the above so my rotors(that cost $150 ea to replace) do not get destroyed.

I just bought 8 shoes and 4 wheel cylinders, the hub tool, and a few small seal and spring kits for a little under $700. So, I pretty much have all the maintenance items I will need as long as these drums are turned correctly.
I can not get break parts from Napa, Advanced, Carquest or any of the others for this truck. Better to have extras then wait a week on parts.

Thanks for any info in advance.

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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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To start with what kind of truck is this? Being from the 60's I don't know of any truck from the factory that had rotors at all 4 wheels?
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Old May 8th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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I have an on the car lathe at work. Not sure if I have an adapter to fit your truck or not. But we only turn rotors on the vehicle as the arbor for the normal rotor lathe is MIA (company stole it when they dropped the on car lathe off).

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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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What kind of rotors are they that use "shoes and wheel cylinders" ?
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Old May 8th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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67 wm300 power wagon. Trying to keep it as original as possible.

If I could get these turned on the truck that would save a lot of issues.
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What kind of rotors are they that use "shoes and wheel cylinders" ?
Precisely
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^^^I meant drums.
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^^^I meant drums.
Yeah, if you find someone who can turn those on the truck I would be interested in hearing how that turns out
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x2, sorry I can't turn drums on the car.
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To start with what kind of truck is this? Being from the 60's I don't know of any truck from the factory that had rotors at all 4 wheels?
My old man's 64 cj-5 has drums on all 4 corners with no booster.
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Yep was not thinking there.

Need to have the drum turned on the hub so it will not be oblong.
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My old man's 64 cj-5 has drums on all 4 corners with no booster.
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I assume the hub is held to the spindle via tapered wheel bearings?
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A picture would help, i googled but got nothing.

I'm not sure if this helps but

From a lathe operators standpoint it shouldn't be that hard if you can hold it. Set up the compound rest and turn them down.

If there is a round surface inside that you would like to stay concentric too you could put it in a 4 jaw and indicate it in, once again assuming you could hold it.
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The ring part at the bottom is the only thing the shoe hits.
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