It's not that bad. If you want the special tools, fab up a hub nut removal tool and buy a spring scale (like you use to weigh fish), otherwise just use a punch and hand tighten.Looks like you need special tools to do it in the manual. Doesn’t look easy to me.
Would this work?
Thanks for the info! Very helpful. You are helping taking the fear away of doing it myself.Looks like that could work with modification. I don't think it will be deep enough - you would have to use some longer bolts instead of the short studs they provide.
Honestly, I would just try to make something...you can probably get something to work with a couple of bolts and piece of angle iron without a welder. Or just get a 2-3/4 hub nut socket and grind away until you get the 2 nubs you need.
The fish scale is used to set the starting torque of the wheel hub bearing by measuring tangential force at the hub bolt (4-7.7 lbs). It's a actually a really easy way to make sure your hub are on correctly.
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I'm unfamiliar with the packing procedure for these hubs, but I've found that using a bearing grease packer speeds up the process while helping make sure I didn't miss a spot. I know it can be done by hand, but if someone has a recommendation, it might help the OP out.