Need to remove the ring nut to replace or grease the rear wheel bearings, but don't have the special socket and don't want to spend next weeks beer budget on one?
Try this: Find a socket for a Ford with Dana 44 axles. Schucks and Autozone carry them for $15 - $20 or search through the tools at local Pawn shops and pick one up for a couple of $$. They have 4 lugs, but obviously your Soobs ring nut won't work with them.... but, it will if you grind two of them off!! Hold it facing you and look at the lugs like 3, 6, 9, 12 on a clock. You want to grind off one of the pairs (3/9 or 6/12). The remaining two lugs will fit just dandy. Any socket of this type that's 2 3/8" across should work. The remaining lugs should be more than sufficient to handle the max. 167 ftlbs torque.
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Rear wheel bearing socket alternative
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