Questions & Answers
Questions: I am finding out that some early hubs require a different OD race. From what i am reading the earlier ones were bigger but later ones were smaller while keeping the ID for the same bearings and spindle. Which ones are these?
Question By: jonbbrew on Oct 5 2020 7:21 PM
The later Willys 1960's and up with the Dana 27 front end had LM stamped bearings that had a larger OD. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your vehicle information and we can help. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 5 2020 12:40 PM
Questions: Hi, Hope you all are well. I pulled the brakes off of my 56 3b. The driver side had the drum on the outside of the hub over the studs. The passenger side had the drum on the inside of the hub captured by the studs. What's the difference. I want to put it back together the same on both sides and want to order parts. thanks, Mike
Question By: Micheal E House on Jun 20 2020 9:50 PM
Sounds like someone put early v. late style drums on your jeep. 808770 is what you typically see on a CJ-3B with the hub mounted on the inside. Email email@example.com and we can see what all you have going on.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 22 2020 5:52 AM
Questions: Hi Gang, hope you all are doing well. My question is weather or not my 48 2a is supposed to have the wheel hub outside like it is or inside like the parts diagram?
Question By: Lawrence Mathews II on Apr 6 2020 10:26 PM
The hub mounts on the outside of the drums on your vehicle.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 7 2020 5:53 AM
Questions: I have a 1959 Willy's pick up with the number 25 stamped in the front axle case. My hub looks like the picture for the Dana 27 front axle hub. Which one do I buy?
Question By: Jeff on Dec 24 2019 6:51 PM
In 1959 you would have the Dana 25 front end. Double check your wheel bearings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org your numbers and I can ID. Either way this hub is correct for both.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 26 2019 5:49 AM
Questions: Where can I find the gaskets for this hub?
Question By: Stewart Ivie on May 28 2019 6:09 AM
649784 is the part number
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 28 2019 5:40 AM
Questions: The wheel hubs come with a waxy coating on them. What is this, and does it need to be removed? I'm also having issues getting my new lug bolts to pull through the hub after easily pulling them through the drum. Any tips?
Question By: Michael on Mar 24 2018 11:24 PM
That is a rust preventative coating. Remove it when painting. You need to use a hydraulic press to remove and install the lug bolts.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 26 2018 9:46 AM
Questions: I have a 1948 Jeepster and I broke off all 5 lug bolts, not realizing it is a left hand turn. Do I have to buy the whole piece, or is there a way to take off the old bolts? I tried popping them out with a hammer but that wasn't working.
Question By: Brian on Oct 19 2017 4:59 PM
If you studs broke you will need to drive them out with a hydraulic press. I would never beat on your hub, it can bend it.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 19 2017 11:04 AM
Questions: I need a new front hub. Are the races already pressed into the hub, or do those need to be order in addition? If I need to also order races, what is the part number?
Question By: Tom on Apr 13 2015 12:00 AM
The races are separate. The bearing for this front hub are part numbers: 52943 & 52942
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 14 2015 12:00 AM