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Hey yall,

the rear tires on my 64 are stuck between the brake drum and quarter panel. I can't pull them out. All the lug nuts are removed, but whenever I try to pull the tire out, the sidewall hits the panel and I can't pull the tire out.

How should I go about removing the tires?

Need help! I need to change my wheel bearings but I can't get the tire off!
 

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I can't see the problem or how it is jacked up...but...That happened to me and I took the jack stands out from under the rear axle and put them on the frame somewhere to allow the axle to drop down lower allowing the tire to clear. Or you might be able to get someone else to lift the back bumper up while you pull out the tire depending on how big your tires are. Hope I made sence. :eek::eek:
 

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Try jacking or using a jack stand on the frame. Then push the top of the tire in as far as possible and then pulling the the bottom out.


It worked as I imagined it, lol. Good luck
 

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Hey yall,

the rear tires on my 64 are stuck between the brake drum and quarter panel. I can't pull them out. All the lug nuts are removed, but whenever I try to pull the tire out, the sidewall hits the panel and I can't pull the tire out.

How should I go about removing the tires?

Need help! I need to change my wheel bearings but I can't get the tire off!
jack up the car with the bumper jack....on the side of the car where the tire is....this is a common problem with our cars and wide tires
 

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Like mentioned, place the car on jack stands at the front spring hangers and let the axle assembly hang.
 

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you can't figure out how to get a wheel off the car properly... :rolleyes:

and you're going to then proceed to check the wheel bearings? :doh:

i think you should first step back and maybe buy a repair manual... :yes:
 

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The rear end moves forward as the suspension is drooped out!!! Jack the car up with the rear end... That way shackle is pushed back....
 

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Jack the car up by the rear and place the jackstands on the frame just ahead of the front leaf spring pocket. Lower the car onto the stands and let the rear drop down. You can get them off now. This idea was already said but I posted the exact process I use to get my wheels off. I would not recommend jacking up the back of the car by any place other than the rear end. JMO
 

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BTW if you are changing your rear axle bearings the rear diff cover needs to be pulled, cross pin removed, c clips removed and sxle shafts pulled. Usually the bearing surfaces are wasted too.
 

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Jack the car up by the rear and place the jackstands on the frame just ahead of the front leaf spring pocket. Lower the car onto the stands and let the rear drop down. You can get them off now. This idea was already said but I posted the exact process I use to get my wheels off. I would not recommend jacking up the back of the car by any place other than the rear end. JMO
thats how i pull mine off, and the only way. The tires tuck way up in there.
 

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If it's lowered and you are tucking tire pretty good, jack the diff a few inches , put stands under the axle , then jack up the body by the bumper brackets, and it will lift the body up away from the reared and then clear your tire, really easy
 
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