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Old 12/01/2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Axle bearings

How do I determine what size axle bearings I need for our 68 J code 8 inch open diff with 3.00 gears?

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Old 12/01/2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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You have 28 splined axles, from a 1968 Ford Mustang with an 8 inch differential.

They are not something easily changed without proper tools and a press. When I did mine, I got them from a Napa store with a machine shop to do the installation.

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Old 12/01/2015, 11:29 PM   #3
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I've heard that it's possible to freeze the axles and slip the bearings on. Never tried it.
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Old 12/02/2015, 05:25 AM   #4
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You have 28 splined axles, from a 1968 Ford Mustang with an 8 inch differential.

They are not something easily changed without proper tools and a press. When I did mine, I got them from a Napa store with a machine shop to do the installation.
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Old 12/02/2015, 07:20 AM   #5
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A friend of mine who works in a auto shop (they have a pres and correct tools) will remove the old and install the new bearings. However he has tasked me with obtaining the correct bearings. So can someone point me to the correct bearings?

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Old 12/02/2015, 10:21 AM   #6
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This is what NAPA has for your application. The gasket for the backing plate is not required, but a nice thing to replace.

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...CRA_0329243471

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...CRA_0329243471

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...700_0172585524
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