I have damaged wheel studs on a hub and want to replace them. Initially I thought I could just hammer the studs out press new ones in however from the pics you can see that the studs are too close to the back component, if you try to hammer it a little it will hit the back part out and you will not be able to maneuver it out, my mechanic also said this. This is the case even if you rotate the hub.
It seems to me my options are to:
a) dissamble the hub and put the studs in. However I cannot see any nuts or bolts to undo which will remove the back parts. This being the case, what would I have to do to remove the parts in order to press the new studs in?
b) buy a new hub and put that in however once again I cannot see any way to undo the current assembly i.e. no nuts or bolts will let me dissasemble it.
c) by the complete assembly(i.e. second hand) and just put that in. In this case I think i'd just have to put the axle through the middle and then just connect the top and bottom ends. What does this entail because I think I can see a ball joint at the bottom so is there a special way to connect that part?
Please answer above questions and tell me, in order which is the easiest and probably least costly methods to use.