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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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D44 front hubcaps

The hubcaps for solid-drive D44 knuckles are stamped cups that press into the hub with no seal - just steel against steel.

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One of mine had been wobbly loose for years and finally fell out at The Bash, so I made these.

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The aluminum is a snug fit - not hammer tight. The O-ring expands into a groove in the hub, and that holds the cap in very tight. The hole with the brass pipe plug serves two purposes; it provides an exit for grease pumped through the bearings from the fitting at the flange, and it serves as an anchor for the extraction tool.

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Sounds like you need to start selling those.......very neat....

Maybe mill in your JL initials.....or Jeep....something....

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There's WAY too much time involved to be commercially viable. On the first one the O-ring groove got too deep, so I made two more, and even the last one took over two hours of machine time. I could get it down to two hours flat, but that would still be $300 plus material and the extraction tool. Now if I could get it done on a CNC machine . . .

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