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Old February 6th, 2022, 05:26 PM
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Default Front wheel bearings

I can't find where front wheel bearings have been discussed anywhere on this whole forum.
I thought the "Wheels, tires..." thread would have something, but can't find it.
I have finished rebuilding my front brake cylinders, one by cannibalizing a whole new one ($42) and one with a kit which was supposedly not available
($5). Both work well.
The right side bearings are in good shape, but the left ones have a little grumble.
These are ball bearings on a 1960 1500 2wd
Just starting trying to find them yesterday turns up some availability issues.
I think there may be outer bearings around.
Anyone been this route?
Any ideas welcomed.
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Old February 6th, 2022, 05:57 PM
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--- sid works wrote: > > sometimes one has to look at other venues. try a place that sells just brgs and seals. they should have no problem crossing that nbr over. the people at napa have the same resources, but just don't know how to use them; stuck in computer mode > ron > sidney,b.c.
I got all my seals & bearings from http://www.applied.com/ which is the old bearings inc.
That is ALL the seals & bearings for a complete drivetrain rebuild.
They will mike the parts if you can't read the numbers.
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I found this information in the Forum Archives and few links added

* I'd also reach out to Lewis Matkin here on the Forum

https://www.napaonline.com/en/search...ing&referer=v2

https://www.1aauto.com/wheel-hub-bea...FcHm7AodS1gA7Q
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Default Re: Front wheel bearings

That's the ONE thing I didn't replace on my '60 1500 GMC.

I looked through the suppliers I've used and found the below parts. Some look like a swap from the ball to roller bearings. Not sure if it is just maybe a wrong photo or if they started doing that at some point. Anyway, I was hit/miss with parts that were 'supposed' to fit.

Inner:
https://oldchevytrucks.com/me435.html
https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...arts/wb66.html
https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/19...l_bearing.html
https://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb...Z5Z5Z50000014a

Outer:
https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/19...l_bearing.html
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I replaced mine on my 4wd a bit ago and listed all the parts. I don't know how many will interchange but you can have a peek. I think I get started about here on page 30, then run through about 35.
https://6066gmcclub.com/showthread.p...3015#post53015
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