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- Location: Knoxville, TN
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- Year: High Windshield-68-70
This past weekend, I set out to get my rear wheel bearings pressed off of the axles. I went by several shops and no one wanted to take on the challenge. I went by a friend's house that had a press, but no fixtures that would work out. So, reluctantly, I had to cut off the collars, the outer race, the inner race VERY CARFULLY so as to not damage the bearing surfaces. I cut down close to the surface and then used a chisel to break them. The good news is I was successful. The bad news is I had to make another order from Dean for the collars and the grease catchers. Oh well, progress is being had!
I had not considered the difficulty in pressing these off, but now I can clean and paint the brake backing plates.
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You actually did it the preferred way. Pressing them off is a no-no.
'69 2000 (Solex)