The Forward Look Network
The Forward Look Network
Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Chat | eBay | Calendars | Albums | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forward Look NON-Technical Discussions -> Vendor DiscussionMessage format
 
NC Adventurer
Posted 2020-02-28 1:27 PM (#594955)
Subject: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller


Regular

Posts: 63
2525
A respected member of this site recommended acquiring and using the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller produced by Les Fairbanks to remove the rear brake drums on FL vehicles.

I contacted Mr Fairbanks and expressed my desire to purchase one of his pullers. I received a reply that same day, explaining that he could have it in the mail the next business day. I had a delay of about a week in getting back with him but he again replied immediately about my purchase. I utilized payment through PayPal and - again - Mr Fairbanks responded that he received payment and had shipped the puller. Here is a man who understands customer service and provides the best possible in every aspect of an interaction.

I'm all about taking advantage of great opportunities to enhance my business but Mr Fairbanks has me beat on that, too. My puller arrived VERY well packed one of the smaller "If it fits , it ships" boxes. The weight of the package indicated that USPS lost money on that deal. What I found inside is amazingly well built. Each of the studs is etched with either "R" or "L" to indicate which side its to to be used on. The plate portion is very well produced with not one burr or grinder mark anywhere to be seen. From a tool guy's perspective, its an amazing piece of gear!

I'll be using the puller this weekend. I am sure it will perform flawlessly and, more importantly, safer than the factory recommended puller.

Stay tuned for further follow ups on what appears to be the best quality tool I have purchased in a long time. Mr Fairbanks - thanks you very much. It has been a true pleasure ordering from you!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
NC Adventurer
Posted 2020-03-02 6:22 PM (#595094 - in reply to #594955)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller


Regular

Posts: 63
2525
Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller - This has got to be the slickest thing since sliced bread, canned beer and tuna on rye! Finally a well made tool that tool a tedious job and made it effortless.

Mr Fairbanks - Sir, you are a genius, a scholar and a gentleman! Thank you very much for the great tool and excellent service!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
GregCon
Posted 2020-03-04 7:32 AM (#595185 - in reply to #594955)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Expert

Posts: 2524
2000500
Location: Houston
Still awaiting your third post....
Top of the page Bottom of the page
NC Adventurer
Posted 2020-03-04 8:34 AM (#595190 - in reply to #595185)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller


Regular

Posts: 63
2525
GregCon - 2020-03-04 7:32 AM

Still awaiting your third post....


Why does there always appear to be a smart ass in every crowd? Are you the gatekeeper on posts for the site?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
GregCon
Posted 2020-03-04 12:05 PM (#595203 - in reply to #594955)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Expert

Posts: 2524
2000500
Location: Houston
Here's the deal....you gush all over this tool but fail to provide much useful other than you have a blooming love affair. How about a photo or information on how or where to buy it or how much it cost? Pros and cons?

Maybe it's a good tool, maybe you think it's awesome because you've never used anything better. Your post sounds more like a paid advertisement than an objective review. It's so spam-like the average person doesn't know whether it is legit or something else.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mstrug
Posted 2020-03-04 12:52 PM (#595207 - in reply to #594955)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Expert 5K+

Posts: 5944
500050010010010010025
Location: Newark, Texas (Fort Worth)
Googled it...


http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/fairbanks/puller.html

Instructions for Mopar rear drum puller.

Caution: These drums can come off the axles with enough force to cause injury. Don't stand directly in front of drum when removing.

Secure the car safely on jack stands. Remove the wheels and axle nuts. Loosen brake shoe adjustments.

For cars that use lug bolts:

On the right (passenger's) side: Put the 5 RH threaded bolts through the holes in the plate and screw them into the lug bolt holes until the plate is against the axle shaft. Tighten the bolts evenly until the drum comes off.

On the left (driver's) side: Put the 5 LH threaded studs about 3/4 of an inch into the drum. Put the plate over the studs against the axle shaft. Install washers and the 5 LH threaded nuts on each stud and tighten evenly until the drum comes off.

For cars that use lug nuts:

On the right (passenger's) side: Screw the 5 RH threaded elongated nuts with stud attached all the way onto the studs on the drum. Put the plate over the studs with the small plate in the center against the axle shaft. Install washers and the 5 RH threaded nuts and tighten evenly until the drum comes off.

On the left (driver's) side, procedure is the same as right side using LH threaded nuts.

If you have any questions, comments, or the tool doesn't remove the drums on your car, call me at (269) 926-7005 days or (269) 463-5260 evenings, or email me at lessue52@comcast.net . Mailing address is Les Fairbanks C/O T&L Mold Company., 1246 East Empire Ave., Benton Harbor, MI., 49022. Your money will be promptly refunded if this tool fails to remove the drums from your car.

Les Fairbanks




(hub3.JPG)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments hub3.JPG (42KB - 11 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
NC Adventurer
Posted 2020-03-04 1:15 PM (#595209 - in reply to #595203)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller


Regular

Posts: 63
2525
GregCon - 2020-03-04 12:05 PM

Here's the deal....you gush all over this tool but fail to provide much useful other than you have a blooming love affair. How about a photo or information on how or where to buy it or how much it cost? Pros and cons?

Maybe it's a good tool, maybe you think it's awesome because you've never used anything better. Your post sounds more like a paid advertisement than an objective review. It's so spam-like the average person doesn't know whether it is legit or something else.


Did you notice that this post is in the vendor section of the forums? I guess you're just too cool to publicly thank someone who was good to you and provided you with something useful.

You know, Greg. You're the kind of person who seems to thrive because of keyboard bravado. In the real world someone would put you in your place but you have a set of 20 pounders (or believe you do) as long as you're online. Amazing!

Do you wait until someone reviews everything before you use/buy it? Must be a long time in your house between meals.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
57chizler
Posted 2020-03-09 3:49 PM (#595434 - in reply to #595209)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Expert

Posts: 3337
2000100010010010025
Location: NorCal
What's the current price of the puller?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
NicksGarage
Posted 2020-03-09 4:29 PM (#595437 - in reply to #595434)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Elite Veteran

Posts: 706
500100100
Location: Ramona, CA
57chizler - 2020-03-09 12:49 PM

What's the current price of the puller?


I just got one a few days ago and it was $108.50 shipped. He uses a flat rate box so the shipping is $8.50 in the US.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
57desoto
Posted 2020-03-10 6:04 AM (#595449 - in reply to #595437)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Expert

Posts: 1416
1000100100100100
Location: New Castle PA
FWIW, I know Les. I don't own one of his drum pullers, as I bought a more conventional one many years ago before learning of the Fairbanks type. Les is a good man, very helpful and friendly, and I have recommended his puller many times, with EVERY purchaser very satisfied with it.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Fireflite56
Posted 2020-03-10 1:17 PM (#595468 - in reply to #595449)
Subject: Re: Les Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Brake Drum Puller



Veteran

Posts: 202
100100
Location: Wisconsin
I also know Les personally from the National DeSoto Club and we also have one of his pullers. It's a very good design and makes removing drums quick, easy work!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread



(Delete all cookies set by this site)