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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 09:12 PM
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Re-machine Model 20?

I have a '80 CJ5. I replaced the 2 piece axles with 1 piece Mosers. The previous owner ran a bad bearing so long it ate the bearing race and chewed into the flange of the axle housing. Now the minute amount of play around the race allows the axle to vibrate and destroy my axle seals with in a month of me changing them. Should I...?
A.) take the axle to a machinist and have him "overbore" the inside of the flange and then weld a shim in place to bring it back to stock... is this even possible?
B.) take a loss on the Mosers and use this housing as an anchor and find a new axle? [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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Re: Re-machine Model 20?

C.) Sell the Mosers and buy Summers Bros. full floaters. They don't need that surface to be perfect.
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Re: Re-machine Model 20?

As cheap as housings are I would pick one up . I bet it would be cheaper than the machine work ! Are you running a narrow or widetrack axle ?
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Re: Re-machine Model 20?

is it too badly worn to stick woth some of that green permatex bearing goo stuff?

maybe you could knurl the surface to hold the race tight?

is it the inner bearing race?
or the outer?

im not real clear on where the damage is, but IM nos treal fameilar with after market axles either.
maybe you could get a bearing with the same OD but a slightly smaller ID, and have the axle machined down a wee bit smaller to a good press fit again?
should cost peanuts if you can find a small lathe around, and then spend a few minutes with a bearing book

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Re: Re-machine Model 20?

It's a narrowtrack
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the damage is on the inside of the axle housing. The axles are fine except for some scoring from torching off old bearings and retainer rings.
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Narrowtrack housings complete run 150.00 empty they run 50 to 75 bucks .I am not sure how bad your area is for parts availabilty though ...
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Re: Re-machine Model 20?

If your interested I've got a stripped NT housing you can have for shipping cost.

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If you guys have Forward air terminals near you then you can ship it cheap . Go to www.forwardair.com to check for terminal locations .
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Re: Re-machine Model 20?

if its in there the bearing/epoxy stuff should work, especially in conjuntion with putting some gouges, or metal burrs in there to hold the race in.

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