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  • Rear Axle: Something doesn't look right

    I was adjusting the brake shoes when I "what the *****".
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    And this isn't right, isn't like the others.
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    Pulled an axle from my parts car and the stubby from my 52 Champion.
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    Replacement installed;
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    this looks is more like it.
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    I can only imagine how the end of the axle was damaged and some enterprising person figured out it should be cut and it and the nut could drilled. the nut wasn't torqued more than 50 lbs, which was more worry-some than the stubby axle and nut. So what began as a brake adjustment turn into a day of axle swapping. I was most fortunate that both hub/brake drums pulled with little difficulty.

  • #2
    That was probably following the mushrooming of the axle by someone not pulling the hub properly. It is good that you found it and, better yet, corrected it.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Good find! And thanks for sharing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by studegary View Post
        That was probably following the mushrooming of the axle by someone not pulling the hub properly. It is good that you found it and, better yet, corrected it.
        i think you're right here. I was lucky enough to find a hub puller that a machinist had made for his own cars. It was made with stainless steel. The welds look magnificent. It uses a threaded cap which screws over the end of the axle. The cap has a detent which captures the end of the bolt. It's one of the nicest looking tools I own.
        sals54

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