[ROVERNET - UK] rear hub rebuild

Vern Klukas vern at inkspotco.com
Sun Aug 6 00:58:33 BST 2006

Hmm, first off I would doubt that the stub axle or the hub is bent, 
but the hub could certainly be worn enough to look like it is bent.

Anyway, on the collapsable spacer, no need to get a new one (in any 
event all it is is a piece of steel tubing cut square), just slid the 
used one over a pipe of about the same diameter and then tap the 
bulge out with a small ball peen hammer (go slow, otherwise you will 
just dent the tube, rather than return it to its original length.

Only tricky part about rebuilding the hub is finding a spring scale 
for the preload adjustment. You should use a press to separate the 
hub, but it can be done with a punch and hammer. Just be ever so 
careful not to slip and burr the internal splines in the hub. Did I 
mention you need a pretty good sized vise to hold the bugger?

All I can think of at the moment.


>Has anyone rebuilt a rear hub on a TC? It looks pretty straight 
>forward except the "new collapsible spacer". Is it necessary to get 
>a new one? I have a nasty vibration and you can see that the axle is 
>bent so I am using and old hub and want to rebuild it before I 
>install it. Thanks in advance. Larry
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