Bendix bending the stake washers?

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Bendix bending the stake washers?

Post by ivaldes1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:49 pm

Hi all, by what method does a Model Ter bend the tabs of the stake-washers on the Bendix? I find it very awkward and difficult to get to.

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Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Post by Kevin Pharis » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:35 pm

I always resort to channel-loc pliers for this job. Roll the tab down as you squeeze... easy work!

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Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Post by Humblej » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:45 am

Pliers to start, punch and hammer to finish.

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Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Post by Original Smith » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 am

First of all, you have to have the bendix out of the car!

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Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:11 am

You have to bend the tab for the outside screw with the Bendix in the car no matter what, the inner one can be done outside. The replacements are harder then originals so do take a little more work. I use vice grips and kinda rock them into place then squeeze them up tight to the flat.
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Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Post by DanTreace » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:27 am

Normally a little starting bend with single slot screwdriver blade, levered against the spring loop.

Finish the flattened bend against the Bendix bolt with narrow width angle jaw 10" slip joint (Channel Lok) pliers, opposite jaw on backside of bolt.

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