TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by Tybomb on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:22 pm

Anyone know where I can buy locally, not online, a 46mm rear axle nut removal tool, known as "The Wacker"?

Got my bus, Max, new engine and its running. Can't get the left rear axle nut off. Tried soaking with blaster liquid and even broke an old torque bar trying to get the nut off..

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanx
avatar
Tybomb
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 41
Age : 71
Location : Stockbridge & Tybee Isl, GA
Registration date : 2010-01-13

View user profile http://www.petessinkhers.com

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by fluxcap on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:45 pm

Sorry, dont know where to get a 46mm whacker tool, but have you tried an air impact wrench yet? I just wrestled with mine a couple of weekends ago. I tried using the socket and 4foot breaker bar with no luck. Finally dug an adapter out of the drawer where I could fit the socket to an impact gun. About three cycles of the air compressor later, and the nut finally started moving.

_________________
eric

It's like, how much more black could this be, and the answer is none.......none more black.

1962 ragtop beetle
1966 camper bus - Bocephus
avatar
fluxcap
Dub Lieutenant General
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 3854
Location : Newnan, GA
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by sploval53 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:11 pm

harbor fright has the socket for axle nuts
avatar
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1415
Age : 27
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by bakertim2 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:37 pm

Herrills bug parts has one on the wall. I started to buy it the other day. They should be open Monday. The number is 770-836-0749
avatar
bakertim2
Dub God

Number of posts : 3223
Age : 52
Location : Dallas, Ga.
Registration date : 2008-10-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by Tybomb on Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:55 am

Thanx all for the replies. Yes I do have impact wrenches and they also would not work. I will try Herrell's to see if they will send the wacker to me.

Thanx to all.

Be safe.
avatar
Tybomb
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 41
Age : 71
Location : Stockbridge & Tybee Isl, GA
Registration date : 2010-01-13

View user profile http://www.petessinkhers.com

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by type901 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:48 am

I have a 46 On a Breaker bar you are welcome to borrow. I think I used a jack handle an extension.

Phillip

type901
Dub Crazy

Number of posts : 543
Location : McDonough
Registration date : 2010-03-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by ASBug on Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:38 am

Hey dude,
I have a 46mm Large Socket that will do the trick.
You'll need the LARGE breaker bar though, I believe this is a 3/4".
I'm mulling over the trailer / Bay hauling.
Call me at lunch today.

On my '70 I had to take a cold chissel and break the nut off the axle.
There is a write up on the samba about modififying the "torqueanator" to work with bus nuts....
Might want to read this:

http://www.vwparts.net/LR000133.html
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=311977&highlight=axle+nut+removal

Thanks,
KC
avatar
ASBug
Dub God

Number of posts : 2184
Age : 45
Location : Varnell, GA
Registration date : 2009-01-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by DiggerD on Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:48 pm

This is what I use:


My BFT, its 3 1/2 feet long and will torque up to 450 lbs. (so its also good for re-torqueing back to spec Wink ) I have yet to find an axle nut that can beat it. Twisted Evil (well the chalk bus came close but there were other circumstances that we won't mention here........... Rolling Eyes )
avatar
DiggerD
Appointed Forum Smartass

Number of posts : 2522
Location : Dacula, GA
Registration date : 2009-01-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by Tybomb on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Thanx to all. I love the Diggers BFT. That is so cool. I did get the 46mm wacker from Herrell's and it worked great, about 6 wacks with a 4lb hammer, did the job. Had to get the nut off my scrap 70 VW bus, "Maxine". It worked also.
avatar
Tybomb
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 41
Age : 71
Location : Stockbridge & Tybee Isl, GA
Registration date : 2010-01-13

View user profile http://www.petessinkhers.com

Back to top Go down

Re: TOOLS - THE AXLE NUT THAT WON'T BUDGE!

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum