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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2001, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spun a hub, is this shaft toast?

Just pulled the hub on my CJ and verified that I did spin it. Is this axle toast? I don't know what the end of this thing is supposed to look like. The splines are ok, but Is that Hub material on it, or is the shaft screwed up?

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Re: Spun a hub, is this shaft toast?

That's where the keyway cut into the shaft when it spun. You can try to reuse the shaft, but it won't be as strong. Loctite has some stuff that will help resurface the shaft, but that's a lot of damage and it isn't designed for it. It would probably work for awhile.

However, all hope is not lost. There are some companies (look to pump rebuilding places) that use a material specifically designed to resurface the shaft. It's a polymer you put in place, and when it hardens, you turn the shaft to meet spec. Someone with a metal lathe would obviouly have to do this. You would also try the JB Weld trick, you don't have a lot to loose at this point.

Which side did you spin? I have another wide track axle sitting here, 2 piece, that is doing nothing, but it's only one side. That looks like the driver's side though, which is the one I don't have.

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Time to upgrade to 1-piece axle shafts.

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Re: Spun a hub, is this shaft toast?

Yeah I have an extra shaft too, I can't remember the side though... Jonesboro isn't to far away is it?

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Re: Spun a hub, is this shaft toast?

David, Jonesboro's 15 min or so from downtown.
How much do you want for that shaft?
It's the driver's side that's dead.

I'm kinda reluctant to spend the $$ on the one piece right now, 'cause I'm eating seals on the passenger side. I'm 99% sure it's just the bearing, but I'd hate to spend $300 on shafts and realize I've got a bent tube. (If something's bent, that 300 goes toward a D44 swap)
I'm gonna replace the bearings as soon as I decide which press I want to buy.

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Re: Spun a hub, is this shaft toast?

I spun mine right after I put on the 33 12.50s. Not driving it hard either. Some seem to get away with running 35s and romping the hell out of it year after year! After upgrading to the 1 pc. axles I did ok for a while. I let a bearing get bad before I noticed it and ended up breaking a Moser axle. This was back before the Mosers would except off the shelf set 9 bearings and you had to buy their "special" bearings. Was not too happy about that. Time for another upgrade. I'm running Dana 44s front and rear with 4.09s and Detroits. I have been very happy with this setup so far. If I start breaking the 44, I'll go to the 60 next. Decide what kind of wheeling your gonna do and get what you need to start with. No since spending hard earned cash 2 or 3 times. I would not try to reuse that axle. Good luck!

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Re: Spun a hub, is this shaft toast?

they recomend replacing them together the hub and the shaft ...

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