Car #: 7
Year : 1999 Posts: 636
I picked up another 99 a few weeks ago and have begun to tear into it. The plan is to use the tub and rear subframe from the car and not much else. My old car will be donating all the good parts minus the shortened tub and bent rear subframe (boohoo).
The new car has some rust issues at the rear of the rockers, so I was planning to wire wheel that off, hit it with some POR15 and then rattle can it to match the rest of the car. I've been soaking all the suspension bolts with liquid wrench for the last week, and will continue to do so until I begin to dismantle the underbelly of the car sometime in the next month.
I ran into a snag last night. This thing had a wheel lock on one stud per corner. I got three of them off alright, but the 4th bent up the inside of the key and now it won't slide onto the locking lug anymore. It's one of those lugs with the strange wavy pattern in the end, not a splinedrive setup. How should I go about getting the wheel lock off the stud? I have no idea who the lock nut manufacturer is. I do have air tools at home. Think it's possible to split the locknut with an air hammer? I don't care if the stud underneath gets mangled since I'll be using the running gear from my old car.
-------------------- -Cy Supported by LTD Racing & Speed Shack - New England's Premier Auto Accessory Store Rt1 AutoMile - Norwood, MA http://www.speedshackonline.com
Car #: 29-Killed
Year : 1990 Posts: 193
I have put a 3/4 nut on the locking lug and set the MIG on high to weld it on the inside of the 3/4 nut. That also adds the heat, I use a heat shield with a 1 inch hole to protect the wheel from splatter. I also have a locking lug nut remover socket that works 90% of the time. Its like a mega reverse easy out.
Car #: 13
Year : 92 Posts: 2873
quote:Originally posted by CP: It's ugly and what's left of the nut is still on the stud. I'm taking a break for a few days while I head to the track with the other car ;^)
I would echo those above that have suggested welding up a tool or the lug its self. If you don't own a welder it is a must have shop tool. You can pick up a decent little MIG rig cheap and you will be amazed at all the ways it comes in handy...
-------------------- ---------------- Z Brothers Racing / East Street Auto
Car #: 05
SMIM: SM Posts: 11
CY- are you looking to save the wheel? If not cut it. (with the torch.) If you are not one with the flame wrench I would be glad to walk you through it. It is an art. This is a daily practice for me . Not a big deal. Give me a call.