85 D150 (2wd) Front Bearing Replacement
I knew something wasn’t right! The bearings were still not fitting right. I finally took the other side (drivers) and noticed that the spindle was different from the side (pass) that I was working on. It is smooth while the side that I’m working on has a “collar” around the inside end. Because the bearings and seal that I bought for the passenger side fits the drivers side, the passenger side spindle most be from another truck. We bought this truck at a government auction from a fire department. I’m guessing that, instead of buying new parts for the truck, they pirated a spindle and bearings off of an older 70’s Dodge that was sitting behind the shop.
Can anyone tell me what year (around about) truck that this spindle came from? I tried to post a picture but wasn’t able to. Like I said, the factory spindle on my truck is smooth from the outside end to the inside end while the mystery spindle has the collar on the inside end…like the drawing from my older post. If I know what year it is, I’ll just exchange my rotor and bearings for a set from the appropriate year.