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Axle Nut Removal

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During the restoration we had help from local wheelers Trent McGee from Daystar and friend Mike Flores. It was Flores who had this genius idea: We could not get the axle nut off without massive leverage. To keep the axle from turning and the leaf spring from wrapping, we bolted a Hi-Lift to a couple lugs and let it counterbrace it for us. That, some heat, some PB Blaster, and some hammer whacks broke it loose.

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