DO NOT SANDBLAST & POWDER COAT YOUR WHEEL WITH THE BEARINGS INSTALLED
Now that I got that warning out of the way. let me show you some pictures of what happens when you don't listen to my warning.
I spent a good couple hours trying to bang out these bearings and I had to finally call in a friend (Thanks Bill) to help me hit it a bit harder.
This is the bearing still stuck in the wheel.
If you look closely you can see my stuck punch
This is what my bearing looked like after I got it out
Here are the two little bastards
that gave me so much crap
A picture of Bill trying to figure out why they put plastic/rubber pieces on the end of the bearing spacer.
Here is the piece i was referring to, I kinda chipped the right side of the spacer. I'm not sure if the other side had the rubber plastic caps. I'm going to figure that out today.
The wheel is ready to be cleaned
and prepped for the new bearings.
Oh yea, this is a picture of my punch that was stuck in the bearing. I now know why I couldn't pull out the punch. I'm pretty sure it was straight when I put it in there.