Hello I am currently rebuilding my 1979 Scout II from the bottom up and currently rebuilding the axles. I have ordered 2 kits, one was for a Master Differential rebuild, and the second was for axle shaft rebuild. Both came with inner rear axle seals, but the inner axle seals do not fit. They are 2.5" outer diameter seals and the inner diameter of the axle tubes are 2.25" with a 2.75" outer diameter. I have looked both online and this forum and only found that TJ Dana 44s did not have an inner seal because it relied on the diff fluid to lube the bearing and only came with an outer seal. Also on this forum from 2013 that a gent mentioned his dads axle didnt have an inner seal. If this is true it would explain why the seals I have do not fit. Does anyone know if this is true? And if it is true why did my kit come with the seals? One thing I should mention is my frame is from a 78 Scout. This May be why have this issue if there is a difference between the 79 and 78 axles. I didnt realize my axle came from a 78 when I ordered my parts. I noticed when I took the DOM off the tube and it shows the year for that tube only going to 78. Ill attach the picture of the DOM table. Also found out the frame is from a 78.
45.2 KB Views: 678