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59/60 Cadillac rear hubs

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:18 AM

The rear hubs of my 59 aren't coming off. We've used several different hub clamps, tried an impact wrench at about 400+ psi, saturated them in rust-dissolver several times a day for about 4-5 days, hit it with a hammer, and heated them with a blowtorch to almost 600 degrees until they started to get red. They just don't want to come off.

We were almost ready to just cut them off and order new ones except we can't find new ones. The original '59 Caddy sedan had floating arm suspension with 2-part hubs ( smaller circle inside larger circle ). These commercial chassis ones are more like truck rear axles with leaf suspension and a single piece hub. My e-mails and phone calls to the Superior Coach Co. haven't been returned. ( Not a surprise, but worth a try. ) Does anyone know what kind of rear hubs these commercial cars used?


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