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Can this be done or am I delusional again?

Moving right along with my attempt to change the bearings, rotor and pads on the right front wheel of my 380sl, I just realized that I don't have a vise capable of holding the hub and rotor I took off the front wheel while I remove the bolts holding them together.

So, I was thinking about removing two of the lug nuts on a rear wheel and using long bolts to attach the front of the detached front wheel hub and rotor to the rear wheel, since 1) the tranny is capable of preventing the wheel from moving when the lug nuts are torqued to at least 110 NM, and 2) the bolts holding the rotor should --ideally -- have only been torqued to 115 NM.

Is this doable, or is it one of the many things that I think will work until I actually try them? Or should I just take it back to the guys who knocked the reversed races out of my hub and have them remove and replace the bolts, considering that I'm one of those guys who likes to do things myself?
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If you like doing things yourself, sometimes it behooves to invest in proper equipment.

Like a vise, for example.
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If you like doing things yourself, sometimes it behooves to invest in proper equipment.

Like a vise, for example.
Thanks for the response. But not only do I not have a vise, I don't a a table or anything else sturdy enough to handle a vise or the torques involved.
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Thanks for the response. But not only do I not have a vise, I don't a a table or anything else sturdy enough to handle a vise or the torques involved.
Then it's time to hand the job over to those that do. You're not serious with your wheel trick, are you?

I'm all for DIY, but not when not properly skilled or equipped. I, for one, don't own a lift, therefore, any job that requires one gets farmed out. Simple as that.

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Then it's time to hand the job over to those that do. You're not serious with your wheel trick, are you?

I'm all for DIY, but not when not properly skilled or equipped. I, for one, don't own a lift, therefore, any job that requires one gets farmed out. Simple as that.
The job turned out to be a lot easier than I thought. I put the rotor back on the wheel I'd taken off the car, and sat on the wheel while I used a breaker bar to remove the 5 10mm Allen bolts that attached the rotor to the hub.
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The job turned out to be a lot easier than I thought. I put the rotor back on the wheel I'd taken off the car, and sat on the wheel while I used a breaker bar to remove the 5 10mm Allen bolts that attached the rotor to the hub.
Sounds like fun.

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