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Rivets........how to get them out??????

manofsteel

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Trying to get the drums off of the rear and heard that there are rivets holding them on. WhyHow do I get these out? Heard something about drilling them, but they are big and probably thick. So how do I do this? Are they aon the front too? OMG What a crzy thing. Are they neede when the drums are put on? How about a videio on this........anyone know? Thanks
Jim:confused:confused:confused:confused
 
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Trying to get the drums off of the rear and heard that there are rivets holding them on. WhyHow do I get these out? Heard something about drilling them, but they are big and probably thick. So how do I do this? Are they aon the front too? OMG What a crzy thing. Are they neede when the drums are put on? How about a videio on this........anyone know? Thanks
Jim:confused:confused:confused:confused

Yes, you drill them... but you only ned to drill the depth of the rivet head; then you hit the head with a cold chisel and shear the rivet off.
 

Hib Halverson

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Trying to get the drums off of the rear and heard that there are rivets holding them on. WhyHow do I get these out? Heard something about drilling them, but they are big and probably thick. So how do I do this? Are they aon the front too? OMG What a crzy thing. Are they neede when the drums are put on? How about a videio on this........anyone know? Thanks
Jim:confused:confused:confused:confused

What model year car is this? Corvette haven't had brake drums since the 1965 and I didn't thing the drum brake cars had rivets.
 

steveb01z06

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I'm assuming he's talking about the parking brake drum, which, unfortunately for unsprung weight, seems to be the best way to make parking brakes.
 

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