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I did a search, but found no answer. I have been looking into all these rear disk brake web sites, and was wondering what holds the axle in place, The caliper? If so, is that strong enough. Originaly its held on with the pressed in bearing, and retainer and c-clip, and thats attached to the drum assembly and now it seems nothing is holding it on. Could anybody tell me how the axle is held on? Sorry for the long post.
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if you look at the rear brake assembly on your rig, you'll notice 4 bolts on the corners of the axle tube "flares". these are what keep your axle in the housing.
 

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There is a brearing cup that holds the bearing in place.. What i did when i built my rear disk setup, pound the 4 studs out of the drum/bearing assy, and removed the bearing cup(splined studs is what holds the backing plate to the bearing cup) and toss the backing plate and pound the studs into the cup, now there is nothing left of the drums <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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crash said:
There is a brearing cup that holds the bearing in place.. What i did when i built my rear disk setup, pound the 4 studs out of the drum/bearing assy, and removed the bearing cup(splined studs is what holds the backing plate to the bearing cup) and toss the backing plate and pound the studs into the cup, now there is nothing left of the drums
By doing this, dont you give up some or all of the dust cover that protects the rear external seals? Have you had any seal problems as a result?
 

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The dust seal is attached to the bearing cup. When you remove the backing plate, you still have the dust seal attached to the cup.

Been running this way for 6 years with no problems.

Jay
 
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