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    So I pulled the trigger on a goat from a CAMO member. It's still at papabear's place, but it will make the trip back home when we can work out the times. I know there's no brakes on it right now. The MC cap is off and there's no fluid left in there. They drove the goat around last time it was running but one or possibly both of the rear tires were locked up. I know the driveshaft has been disconnected. Is it possible the brakes are simply seized up like the 900 series trucks do? I was able to turn the drive shaft slightly, so I know the pinion is still loose.

    Can the goats be driven with the "trailer" removed? Or maybe with the drum removed? I know the U joints on the drivers rear axle need replacing as well. Probably going to go through all of them.

    Does anyone have any TM's for them? I'd love to upload them to the site for everyone.
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    Yes, you probably have seized drums on the "carrier." You can drive without the carrier attached but don't drive fast, it will be VERY squirrely. BTW, they don't have a "trailer", it is part of the vehicle, that drives it and steers as well. I got rid of all my TM's when my wife sold her Goat.
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    Thanks for the corrections. I had heard it was a "carrier" before, but it was a brain fart. I knew about the rear steering as well.

    Any pointers for getting the drums off? Remove tire/wheel and apply a 3lb hammer repeatedly? Propane torch to heat it up?
    1992 M1038
    1969 M35A2 wo/w, hoist in bed, heater, Ooga horn, Recentered HEMTTs and 395's, "Candy Smasher"
    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    Congrats on the Goat!
    Sounds as though you're in for some fun ! ! !

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    The drum should come of easily. Remove the center bolt. Then remove the perimeter bolts(drum). Then use the jack bolt holes and screw the bolts in to pull the drum. Go slow and even. I have run into one, where the axle spline was rusted into the hub spline. I had to drill out the rivets to remove that one. If all goes well, it is very easy to remove. No need to remove the tire, unless you need to pry the drum out/off.

    Once the drum is off, you need to remove the brake backing plate. It is held on by 3(I think) bolts. The whole plate is "keyed" on a spline. Remove the short S shaped brake line.

    I might have TMs on CD. I'll look soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doghead View Post
    The drum should come of easily. Remove the center bolt. Then remove the perimeter bolts(drum). Then use the jack bolt holes and screw the bolts in to pull the drum. Go slow and even. I have run into one, where the axle spline was rusted into the hub spline. I had to drill out the rivets to remove that one. If all goes well, it is very easy to remove. No need to remove the tire, unless you need to pry the drum out/off.
    Once the drum is off, you need to remove the brake backing plate. It is held on by 3(I think) bolts. The whole plate is "keyed" on a spline. Remove the short S shaped brake line.
    I might have TMs on CD. I'll look soon.
    Patracy, I heard from a certain well respected member of SS that there may a certain amount "banging" with a good hammer required to loosen said items as well.

    Evidently, said member smashed himself in the head with said hammer.
    Had the hammer contacted any other body part of said member, there may have been serious damage.

    If "banging" with a BFH is deemed necessary, I recommend a helmet, full body armor and a call to put Tigger on medical alert.

    Or...maybe it was just the said member...just sayin...
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    I heard that papabear knows how to swing a hammer....
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    1969 M35A2 wo/w, hoist in bed, heater, Ooga horn, Recentered HEMTTs and 395's, "Candy Smasher"
    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    So, you remember the hole in my forehead, from the drum removal, huh?

    Man, that was a lot of blood on the ground! Squirted right out about 2-3 feet, too!

    Never hit a 3/8" punch, with a 12# sledge!

    Only took 4 stitches to close the hole.
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    I really could make a comment here, but I shall refrain.
    1992 M1038
    1969 M35A2 wo/w, hoist in bed, heater, Ooga horn, Recentered HEMTTs and 395's, "Candy Smasher"
    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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