Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have the 3/8" stud 9" axle end caps. There is a lot of load on the seal to get it to where it is at in the picture, there is about 3/16" gap and I do not want to tighten it up anymore, for fear of ruining it. The outer bearing seal does not fit into the cap. Should it fit into it? I can not find the old ones, I started this a long time ago and am finally starting to make some progress. This is a SET 20 timken bearing set. Is there a different seal for the smaller stud housing? Do I have to buy different caps?





I got this axle from a junkyard, do not know the specific year it came from. I'm thinking it's from a Bronco, because it was the narrowest one they had. Both axle shafts are the same length, 31 spline.

Any thoughts?
 

·
I fix stuff!
Joined
·
13,804 Posts
You are crushinig the seal because you don't have the drum break backing plate installed. You will have to make a spacer the thickness of the backing plate material.
 

·
Yankabilly
Joined
·
7,944 Posts
also you are missing the "wedding" ring that is pressed on to hold the bearing put.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Yeah, I was making sure everything fit right before I put those on... and also for the wife to be out of the house to use the stove to heat them up.

Thanks again.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Thanks for the offer, but I got them on, got a truss drawn up and ordered as well as caliper brackets... should be done with this someday soon. GL4x4 rocks.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top