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Rear Axle assembly 1955 Wrap Commander

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    Seems when I disassembled this rear end to replace outer axle seals along with brake restoration that I found "thin tan paper gaskets" between the rear axle/brake plate/reinforce plate in various locations.
    I don't find these thin gaskets listed anywhere for sale,

    Another question is the use of sealant at the end axle components?
    exact type of sealant if yes?

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    Last edited by Craig; 05-07-2022, 10:38 AM.

  • #2
    I'm not sure if the vendors sell them or not, I always make my own. The problem is finding thin enough material. I normally use just plain brown wrapping paper. As far as sealant, I'll spray the gaskets with Copper Coat or similar, but don't use any sealant like Permatex Form-a-Gasket or RTV........but that's just me, I'm sure plenty of folks use all kinds of different stuff.

    Oh yeah......DO NOT put any grease or never seize on the axle/hub taper when you put the drum back on.
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    • #3
      Found this on an internet search. Looks like some are pretty close but you would need to verify fitment. The images have part numbers.
      Tom Senecal Not enough money or years to build all of the Studebakers that I think I can.


      • #4
        I am planning to use a non-setting sealant at these joints, maybe Three bond or Hylomar AF.