I was getting ready to paint and install my rear axle on my wife’s M38CDN and found when I installed the drums that they were sitting too far out on the axle and leaving a gap between the edge of the drum and the backing plate.
The hubs are on as far as they can go, and the axles are making contact with each other on the ends, (with shims installed there is no contact).
I have removed the hub and checked how far the axles sit in the housing without the race and I can feel the two axle ends touching so they are in as far as they can go.
It was mentioned that I may have the wrong hubs on the axels; I thought that there would not be that much of a difference from one jeep to another and that you could take one hub from one jeep and install it on another.
This jeep is being assembled from spare parts to make one complete jeep; this keeps another one on the road and uses up some of my spare parts. I have already given away enough parts to build another jeep.
When this jeep is assembled all my “extra” parts and pieces will be going also, time to clean the shop of excess parts.
Does anyone have any idea of why my hubs are sitting so far out on the axels? I was just wondering is there that much of a difference between M38 hubs.
What am I missing, what did I do wrong?