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info on 10 bolt frt diff seals

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Gary, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. Gary

    Gary Registered Member

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    I have an 1983 chev 1/2 ton with a 10 bolt front diff & will be rebuilding but wonder if anyone knows what seals you can use on the outer axle tubes to seal off dirt from getting & ripping open the inner seal, if you have a part no. that would be great
    thanks for the help

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Gary on 09/12/01 09:08 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    No idea on exactly what part to use, but you should be able to just polish a seal surface on the shaft and measure for the ID and OD and get into a seal book to find one that would work. Knowing the right guy at a parts store would do the trick. One other cheap trick I've heard of is spraying expanding foam in the housing between the shaft and tube as you install it to create a kind of plug to keep the nasties out. Might be worth a shot.

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    I can't remember the name but there is a company that makes special seal, but as of right now it is only for Dana 30 front axles on Jeeps though they say other styles are in the works. A guy in our club has a set on a TJ. Basically they are a machined steel piece that presses into the outer end of the tube. There are, I believe, two lip seals with a cavity in between that is filled with grease through a zerk fitting on the outside of the piece.
     
  4. Gary

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    Thanks for the info
     

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