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Old 12-18-2016, 01:57 PM
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Question on axel tube surface


I'm getting ready to have the rear end from my 69 AMX rebuilt and I have a question about the surface of where the axel backing plate bolts. When the rear was dissssembled and sitting in my shop for awhile the end of the axel tube got wet and rusted over some. I've cleaned it up with a scotch brite but there is no doubt the previously machined surface is now pretty rough in spots. What are my options? I could take a rougher sanding disc and get it smooth but it won't be a true surface. Is this crucial to be a perfectly machined and true surface? Can I take this to a machine shop and see if the can resurface it? Is there a special place that can handle something like this? I have attached a pic of the area in question although it's tough to see. Appreciate your help.

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doesn't look too bad, i'd hit it with a flat file just to knock the bumps off,
should be ok tho..
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It won't hut it. The bearing sits inside the end of the tube and the only thing that fits against this surface is the brake backing plate and axle retainer.
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