How to Remove Wheel for Car Restoration

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Learn how to remove the wheels when restoring a car in this free DIY car-restoration video from our expert mechanic, body shop owner and professional hot rod designer, builder and racer.

Part of the Video Series: Classic Car Restoration: Body Work
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Video Transcript

In order to allow good access to the working area, we want to remove the wheel. Nice plastic wheel cover; nice metal wheel; they always have a little notch there where you can get a nice screwdriver in and remove the center cap. We're using an impact gun to remove the wheel. The...whenever you're using an impact gun, you want to use a black socket. All manufacturers agree to that. The harder sockets are done in a black color so you can distinguish them and never use a silver one. When using a hand know, Alex is using an impact gun to remove this wheel...If he were going to be using hand tools, he'd loosen up the lug nuts while the vehicle was still on the ground. Don't try to hold the wheel still using the parking break or the engine or anything like that. You'd want to loosen it while it's on the ground. Alex is threading the lug nuts back on the lug studs to protect them while he does the work. He doesn't want to dribble any body filler on them. He doesn't want to hit them with a grinder or tool, get anything in them. So he's just protecting them and if they are on the lug studs, you can't lose them. If you set them on the floor, they get swept up or kicked or something.


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