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Nobody in Brazil uses or sells slide hammers? I can rent a kit for free from one of the big auto parts stores here in the States.
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We always used the tire, with the lug nuts barely screwed on. Grab it by one side, push it in, then jerk it out hard. I still don't own a slide hammer. - Dave
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There was only one shop which was selling a slide hammer, which I paid for, but then they told me that they don´t have it anymore and that the factory doesn´t make it anymore. So far I was not able to find any other.
I will try your trick Dave, that should do it.
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We always used the tire, with the lug nuts barely screwed on. Grab it by one side, push it in, then jerk it out hard. I still don't own a slide hammer. - Dave
Same here!

Take off drum, undo backing plate/retainer bolts, put rim back on, (Sometimes facing the wrong way can give you an advantage if space is tight) put on the lug-nuts a few turns each and slam away!
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Back in the mid 80's I had a '69 F100 that was a rat rod before the term was popular. I purchased it from an old drunk that had let it sit in the mud for a long time. This was upstate NY so everything was rusted on this truck.

One day I passed a car on a two lane and when I turned back into the travel lane my left half shaft came out. Talk about excitement, LOL. It turned out that the bearing had run out of grease, and I don't remember the assembly details, but that had allowed the shaft to leave the housing.

I replaced the right side bearing as well and I guess that the shaft was pressed into it somehow? In any event, I needed a large slide hammer to disassemble it. And of course I did not own one.

But I did have a big slug of steel that weighed about 20 pounds and some heavy chain. So I bolted the chain onto one of the half shaft lugs, the other end of the chain fastened the the slug. By swinging the slug away from the axle it hammered it when the chain was un-slacked. It took about 10 minutes of work-out but she came loose!
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Same here!

Take off drum, undo backing plate/retainer bolts, put rim back on, (Sometimes facing the wrong way can give you an advantage if space is tight) put on the lug-nuts a few turns each and slam away!
I like Tom's answer better than mine because instead of assuming too much (like my answer), he offers full details. Good answer, Tom.

After thinking about this, the 'fabrication side' of me kicked in. It's easy to adapt a barbell plate into a slide hammer. I'll let you figure out the rest but this idea can use any weight and length you like. For myself, I'll stick to the 'loose tire' method because it works. - Dave
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I already had the slide hammer..... darn.

Missed all the fun using the wheel method.....

Have a look.....
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Thanks to Eric ~ DKheld, that Tech Tip that he wrote some time ago, has been in the Technical Resource Library for all to view and use! Thanks again for putting that terrific Tech Tip together with pix, Eric!
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No problem!!!

In this pic you can see the drainage hole at the bottom of the axle housing for the gear oil to drain away from the brake shoes etc.




Just a thought - and that paper gasket could easily fail after 50+ years - but if your leak is inside where the shoes are it could be the wheel cylinders leaking brake fluid ????

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Thanks again for the answers guys. Its really diff fluid what is leaking. Also all my brake cylinders are new, changed them shortly after purchasing the bird last year. Now i will need to find some time to tackle this job.
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