Sleeving a worn axle or simply replace it?

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Sleeving a worn axle or simply replace it?

Postby 4thGen » Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:03 pm

I'm trying to button up the new right side brakes on my '55 to match the left, and figured I'd best replace the leaky seals while I'm in there.

The right side differential axle shaft has some serious wear from damaged original seals and also a good amount of pitting. The pitting is on the differential side, the grooves from damaged seals are on both ends. I searched on here and saw some recommendations for "Speedi-Sleeve" and "Redi-Sleeve" - but I can't find one in the correct dimension to use on the differential side (I measured the diameter to be 1.0515" and the closest I can find is 1.60") .

Should I slap some JB Weld in the groove, smooth it out, and give it a go? :lol:

Alternatively, does anyone know of a source for a new right differential axle shaft? I don't see new right-side differential shafts listed on TM's site, just the left.

The left side was slightly worn in both places but it smoothed out nicely with some crocus cloth - the toothed area of the right side might clean up the same way, but I believe there is zero chance the splined area will clean up enough to make a good seal due to the depth of the groove and the adjacent pitting.



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Re: Sleeving a worn axle or simply replace it?

Postby Glen » Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:40 pm

JP Tractor Salvage at the bottom of the page probably has a good used axle shaft, if you want to replace it.
You can ask them if it's been inspected and is flat where the seals run on it.
I looked, and it is listed in the Cub final drive parts. :)

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