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#1 Sweet82

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:05 PM

Hey Welded diff people,

How are you keeping the dust and dirt out of the stub/cup area when your not running an axle? Like in the city etc...

I'm sure someone has dealt with this concept....
I could figure something out but I'm sure someone else has already figured out something that works and I don't want to re-invent the wheel (just make it climb better).

I'm just concerned about grime getting in the grease where my axle should be when it's not installed.

Thoughts, Inventions?
Glenn
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#2 ThreeEyedBandit

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:16 PM

There is a place around here that sells little assorted caps, so just went and got one the right size and solved that. O-yea the place around here is called 'Big-R'


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Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:39 PM

Yup! They sell caps (for the end of tube, chair feet ect.) in black and white rubber, all diferent dia. It toulk me a few tries but I got just the right size and they work GREAT!

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:41 PM

Tell me more about this cap? What was it's intended use? What kind/type of store is it this Big R? Hardware/plumbing/novelty?

Thanks!

#5 75skunkaroo

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:43 PM

big r is like a farm supply place, but they have so much neat stuff it's cool

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 01:06 PM

Tell me more about this cap? What was it's intended use? What kind/type of store is it this Big R? Hardware/plumbing/novelty?

Thanks!

The intended use is to cap the open end of tube, like the feet on a folding chair, cruches, step laders, bar stools, ect.
They have them that will fit over the air quick conects that I use on my on-board air sys. too
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Big-R- is hardware/farm suply store. But I have seen similar things @ Lowe's before too.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:43 PM

Toni, Matt
Ididnt know of that little jobber there, we will have to weld mine up then :banana:
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Posted 28 May 2004 - 04:46 PM

I don't use anything - never had a problem.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:35 PM

I'm not so worried about crap getting in the grease while I'm on the street, it's the fender deep mud and water that gets around the dust shield while off-road. But I don't really worry about that either, I'ts never caused me any grief. The seals do a pretty good job keeping the grease in and the grime out. If your rig sees alot of miles, yearly bearing re-greasing dosent hurt.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 11:16 PM

i never worried about it. it's not really a problem at all. all i did was lube the stub and the axle with a light lubricant ever so often to make installation and removal a snap. other than that i wouldn't worry about it. just don't go trapsing in to the mud that much with out the axle. but even then i did that and the axles still aren't leaking.

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