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Feb 1st, 2018 at 2:49pm

randy w   Offline
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Does anyone know offhand what size drill bit is required to drill out the rivets on my front hubs?I would like to install new rotors but the old ones are riveted to the hub.This is on a 1977.
 
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Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2018 at 3:17am

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I don't think it matters to much as you are only removing the top of the rivet, not drilling a new hole...so a little larger bit is better. If you are not sure take a dremel & grind off the top of the rivet then just pop the rivet out
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #2 - Feb 2nd, 2018 at 11:06am

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Thanks for the quick reply.Only reason I asked was that I have had to cut the heads off on the rivets in ball joints before...and then had a heck of a time getting them beat out of the ball joint and the control arm itself.
 
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Reply #3 - Feb 2nd, 2018 at 1:44pm

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I think the ball joints are a lot harder than the breaks ..use some penetrating oil on the rivets & let them soak for a day or so if they won't pop out. I did my 77 frt end last year & you are correct those ball joint rivets are a bitch.
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