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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shooter, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. shooter

    shooter Registered Member

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    I have a 72 Jimmy, I am installing a new set of "U" joints on the axles that go to the hubs. I need a set of seals that go the the axles, then the axles go inside the spindle. NAPA gave me a set of seals that just look like wheel seals. Are these correct or did I recieve the wrong part???
     
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    The kit that I got came with a neddle bearing, 2 rubber seals (w/o a steel shell just all rubber), a plastic thrust type washer, and a metal ring to make the kit work on 69-72 axles (with a 5-260x u-joint). If you have the 73- axle shafts then just don't use the steel ring.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    Thanks for the response, How do I tell if I have 73,axle shafts? Also, Since I bought the Jimmy, I have had to change the front axle joints about 5 or six times and I don't do alot of 4wheeling. could it be that these are the wrong shafts for a 72? I bought the Jimmy in the mid 1980's, and it seems that whenever I check the front bearings the joints are rusted and worn out and they are supposed to be the seal type. Any help would be great.
     
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    I should have taken pictures of them when I had them both laying around. The newer axles had a larger flange on them for the seal. When you buy the kit (mine was a CR) you will see the difference. Try packing them with marine grease (it is waterproof) to make them last longer.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    I just put new axles in April, and I had a hell of a time trying to find those seals. I never found them. No Napa or Chevy dealer had them or junk yard or anywhere. I just greased everything up and the axles I bought seem to have a good enough covers/seals on them to work properly. It seems to work fine so far. I was told the same thing about changing your axles to 73 and up because parts are easier to find. Seems like a job to me.

    <font color=red> AMIGOS SO. CAL </font color=red>
     
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    This might help the guy behind the counter find it. The part # on the box that I got is CR BK1 it came in a SKF box (CR's bearing brand). I think NAPA carries them but I got mine ftom pep girls

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     

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