Hub removal attempt - need some ideas...

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    I am trying to remove hubs to replace the studs with the long ARP ones - hubs (since car has Magneride) are 4 bolts style (like GT350), not the ones held with large 36 mm nut. After undoing these 4 bolts it should technically come off - left one did (see pics), right one is stuck - most likely due to corrosion.

    I sprayed with penetrant, bolted the wheel on it and tried to pull - nothing. Also tried to bang on it with a rubber mallet.

    Anyone has any other ideas ?

    Pics in sequence show right hub (not bolts are removed - so no, I did not forget about one and am trying to pull like an idiot), left hub in removed state, left knuckle with hub removed. IMG_20200229_164131.jpg IMG_20200229_164111.jpg IMG_20200229_164115.jpg
     
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    I struggled with this on the rear. Get something in there where you can chisel at the joint and whack it good.
     
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    I tried to get something in there but there is literally no space. I put the bolts from the back and tried to hit with the hammer nothing. Rented a slide hammer but the attachment doesn't fit over the studs. At this soaked in more penetrant and will come back to it in the morning...
     
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    That's all you can do. Similar struggle.
     
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    Thermal expansion is your friend. I don’t have the pic handy, but I had a heat gun on one side and a torch on the other to make the housing hot enough that beating with a hammer could take the bearing out.
     
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    Got it out with a slide hammer bolted to one of the studs.
     
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