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I have a '66, 289 Auto, absolutely stock that I have had since 1 year old. Local "machine shop" screwed up the LEFT axle shaft when replacing the bearing and I need another one. What do I need to look for? What years will work and where should I begin to look? The shop damaged the surface where the seal runs so I assume I will have leak problems. How about metal spray or similar process to fix the damage? Thanks in advance for the advice.

65 Conv., 65 & 66 Coupes and the remains of
a 66' Coupe with 6 cyl. engine and V-8 3 spd.
 

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It would be nice if I had a picture of the damage...

It is possible to turn the seal area as much as .015" undersize to correct scratches....as long as you use a neoprene seal with the coil spring loaded lip...

A nice closeup would likely tell me what I need to know...

Replacement axles can be found in 65-66 Mustangs, Comets, Falcons....probably some earlier Ford products as well with the same width...

Take a look at different rear end widths here

Pat
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Hi, i would take a walk around the local junkyards and see if I could find another one then I would find another machine shop unless it is a friend in which case he should at least pay for the axle. John

Opal frost pearl metallic 67 coupe http://www.jps.net/binay/webdocs/febef75b01.JPG
also have a 95 opal frost pearl G/T BOSS edition convertible belongs to swmbo
 
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