Valve stem removal?

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I acquired 6 wheels, I believe FMTV whwels with 395/85r20s, to replace my split rim setup on my M51A2. I still need one more for a spare.

The question is how to remove the valve stem? I have disassembled the wheel, but looks like the valve stem is hold the wheel to the bead lock.

What am I missing?
 

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I acquired 6 wheels, I believe FMTV whwels with 395/85r20s, to replace my split rim setup on my M51A2. I still need one more for a spare.

The question is how to remove the valve stem? I have disassembled the wheel, but looks like the valve stem is hold the wheel to the bead lock.

What am I missing?
The valve stem is bolted to the wheel. Use a 15/16 socket to remove

The headlock should be a band type in an LMTV wheel and will come thru the valve stem fine. The older m939 beadlocks had a slot for the valve stem to go thru
 

holley68

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The valve stem goes into a bolt that is bolted to the wheel. But the stem will be bent if I turn the bolt. Is there a way to remove it?

I have tried pulling the wheel out. Bead is broke. Appears the beadlock is holding it in. I can see a brass nut in there where the valve goes in. That appears to be holding it in.
 
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simp5782

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The valve stem goes into a bolt that is bolted to the wheel. But the stem will be bent if I turn the bolt. Is there a way to remove it?

I have tried pulling the wheel out. Bead is broke. Appears the beadlock is holding it in. I can see a brass nut in there where the valve goes in. That appears to be holding it in.
Just gotta keep prying up on all sides to get it out. Sometimes it is alot of work
 

holley68

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I strapped it to a rail road tye in the ground and pulled it with my truck. The tye gave. It was a little rioted but the beadlock kept the wheel in.

I believe the valve stem is holding it in...
 
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holley68

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The wheel looks to being catching on the tire where the nut that holds the bolt with the valve stem. I'll see if I can get it out with some force.
 

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simp5782 thanks for the help. I did get the wheel off. The nut sticks up just enough to not allow the wheel to slide out. Little more force and it came out.
 
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