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BN4 to Early BJ8 Rear Axle

John Turney

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I've been having trouble keeping left rear wheel bearings in my BN4. This morning, I measured and the left end of the axle case is bent. Anyone have a spare they are willing to sell?

Marvin Gruber

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I have another diff that I could strip out from BJ8 and then theres another one from a 100/6 I could strip. Still frieght is going to be expensive
John Turney

John Turney

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John - have you talked to any axle places? they might be able to straighten it or cut the end and re-weld it. Gotta believe this sort of thing happens with trucks or farm equipment.
The closest place that I could find was in SoCal. Nothing in this half of the state.
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This is a long shot, but my landscaper recommended these guys for hydraulic cylinder and other tractor/farm equipment repair (NFI):

ESSCO Tractor Repair
1024 Thieman Rd.
Modesto, CA 95356


Jedi Trainee
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John, assuming you have repaired your car, what was the solution? Did you find someone to straighten the housing or did you replace it?

Healey Nut

Luke Skywalker
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If the axle case is bent then wouldnt you also get strange tire wear ?

Michael Oritt

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The closest place that I could find was in SoCal. Nothing in this half of the state.


I have had axle tips successfully welded onto the end of the A-series (spridget) axles on two of my race cars. You do nor need to find an axle shop, merely a person with good welding skills who can accurately set up the tip.
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