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    Early style rear axle seals

    Ooopps. I think I screwed up. I partially disassembled my spare '68 3:18 rear axle for cleaning and sand blasting and after removing the axles I pried the rubber seals in front of the bearings out. Uh-oh. I'm not talking about the skinny o-ring seals, I mean the BIG rubber seals in front of the bearings. I'm pretty sure they were worn/torn, so whether I screwed myself by destroying them getting them out, the fact remains that they need to be replaced. I don't see any mention of this rubber seal in the OGTS catalog and have not seen them mentioned in a thread.

    Is this rubber seal impossible to get? Is there a substitute? I could use another c-clip for the end of the axle, too. The last 1/4" of one of mine snapped off getting the axles out.


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    If you can get the dimensions off the old on (O.D., I.D., thickness) you may be able to cross it over to a replacement with a 'net search. I was able to do that with the front wheel seals on my '51 Olympia. NAPA had them in stock, listed for an AMC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    I'm not talking about the skinny o-ring seals, I mean the BIG rubber seals in front of the bearings. I'm pretty sure they were worn/torn, so whether I screwed myself by destroying them getting them out, the fact remains that they need to be replaced. I don't see any mention of this rubber seal in the OGTS catalog and have not seen them mentioned in a thread.

    Is this rubber seal impossible to get? Is there a substitute? I could use another c-clip for the end of the axle, too. The last 1/4" of one of mine snapped off getting the axles out.


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    Harold! Are you snickering! Dang ye!


    Don't worry, it's not the rear I got from you. That one is in the Baron. This one came from Rodney KillerTexasGT and I've been sitting on it for 3-4 years now. Since you guys had already disassembled it, I fixed up yours first.

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    The seals are readily available, but the bearings were not until now. They has been a huge production of early bearings in Germany...just waiting till that supply is fullfilled in the states. I don't expect suppliers to get into any hurry, since we haven't been able to get crush sleeves now for 3 years.
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    If you can read the bearing number, try here: Bearing Location Service - Timken, Ntn, Ina, Skf, Link-Belt, Dodge. They saved my life few times.
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