View Full Version : Peining a brake stud.

Robert Luland
02-15-2009, 02:42 PM
Maybe some one here can lend a hand. Got a ridged rear brake plate that as always someone welded the stud when it came loose. I milled off the weld and knocked out the orignal stud. Got a new one with the washer still in the cosmoline. I made a tool to hold the stud in my hydrlolic press and Figured I'd look around for a hand held rivet pein to put in the press and crush away. Anybodie got a better way of doing this before my next trip to the emergency room.

02-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Bob, The method you're attempting will take about 50 tons of pressure. This was done at the factory with an orbital riviter, which doesn't require as much straight-on pressure. It can be done very sucessfully with a hammer....and perhaps a little practice first, on some test pieces.

02-15-2009, 08:18 PM
Support the stud at its' base...not at its' head.