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Old 08-12-2019, 08:15 AM   #1
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The axles in my 1939 pick up show some wear in the area of the grease seals (see picture). I'm not sure that a new seal will help or if I should I replace the axles. What are your thoughts.
Also, where can I buy new axles or can mine be repaired?
Does anyone have a set in very good condition for sale.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:26 AM   #2
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I would be inclined to replace them. If you were closer I have a complete '39 rear axle assembly I'd sell you very reasonably.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:19 AM   #3
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The axles in my 1939 pick up show some wear in the area of the grease seals (see picture). I'm not sure that a new seal will help or if I should I replace the axles. What are your thoughts.
Also, where can I buy new axles or can mine be repaired?
Does anyone have a set in very good condition for sale.
What is their length and number of gears?
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:33 PM   #4
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what about a repair sleeve, like they do with a harmonic balancer?
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:35 PM   #5
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Is it possible to have them metal sprayed and surface hardened?
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:47 PM   #6
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What is their length and number of gears?
The axles have 18 tooth gears and are approximately 32 1/2 inches each.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #7
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Here's a suggestion that's completely of the wall. How about making some spacers to go under the seals to space them out another 1/16th of an inch? That way, they'll run on a virgin surface.
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Here's a suggestion that's completely of the wall. How about making some spacers to go under the seals to space them out another 1/16th of an inch? That way, they'll run on a virgin surface.
I took the axles to a local machine shop yesterday. They told me essentially the same thing, space out the seal to area on axle without wear.
Thank you all for responses and suggestions.
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Sounds like you have it covered.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:03 PM   #10
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That's a great idea. Turn out some spacers on the lathe and reposition the seals.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:12 PM   #11
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Dick Spadaro's fix - stack a new seal on top of the old one, provides a fresh wear area.
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