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Alright I got myself a little problem here and I know the BEST way to fix it but I just can't afford to do that right now, so I'm looking for another "get me by" fix.

Noticed my back wheels were squeaking... I figured Oh I just need to tighten up those hub nuts again, I've had to do it a few times. However this time.. the thread are jacked on the axle. One side is pretty bad the other not so bad. The splines are still okay and the hubs don't slip but they fit kinda loose. Here is what I was thinking...

1. Find a die that I can re-cut the threads on the axle and get two new nuts.

2. Either use some JB Weld to hold the hubs tightly on the splines or just tack a weld on the nut once I get good threads and get the nut on there tight.

FYI I have new rear brake shoes I can put on before I do this so with luck it wouldn't need to come apart for a good long time until I can afford a new axle and two new hubs.

Thoughts, suggestions, criticism? LOL
 

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sounds like it could work also if you do that you may want to put a washer behind the nut because if it is wearing the hub/axle one way it is bound to wear the other way so a thin washer may help just a thought

oh and you may also want to tack the hub to the axle on the back side if you don't trust your work very well
 

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What I don't trust is my welding! LMAO.. but I have someone that can do it for me. And yeah one side already had a washer on it.. but the other side didn't.. not sure why but I was thinking two new nuts and a washer on each side.
 

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Here is what you do.Put like 4-5 good tacks on the back side of the hub to the axle.That will hold it on real good and it can always be removed for any more problems.
 

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That sounds like a pretty good idea.. Easy to grind off later if need be.
 

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Yeah I've seen it done times before.
 

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are you speaking of axle nuts that tighten to the brake outer drum ?..or the wheel hub ?..either way....if you decide to tack weld the wheel hub..don't over do it..just tack it enough to hold it on good...if your talking about tack welding the inner brake drum axle nuts..do not put a larger weld on them..you will melt your outter brake drum housing seal..just a couple tacks around it..to hold them in place if is the case ? dont bother with jb weld..it won't hold..and it's a pain to go back and grind it all off.
 

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are you speaking of axle nuts that tighten to the brake outer drum ?..or the wheel hub ?..either way....if you decide to tack weld the wheel hub..don't over do it..just tack it enough to hold it on good...if your talking about tack welding the inner brake drum axle nuts..do not put a larger weld on them..you will melt your outter brake drum housing seal..just a couple tacks around it..to hold them in place if is the case ? dont bother with jb weld..it won't hold..and it's a pain to go back and grind it all off.

Yes I'm talking about the hubs and the nuts that hold the hubs on.. so far thats 3 votes for just tacking the hub to the axle which is no problem but I still need to figure out and find a tap to get some decent threads on the axle. Should I then also tack the nut to the hub once I get it tight?
 

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I wouldn't.Just tighten them against as best as you can and then tack the hub.
 

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are you speaking of axle nuts that tighten to the brake outer drum ?..or the wheel hub ?..either way....if you decide to tack weld the wheel hub..don't over do it..just tack it enough to hold it on good...if your talking about tack welding the inner brake drum axle nuts..do not put a larger weld on them..you will melt your outter brake drum housing seal..just a couple tacks around it..to hold them in place if is the case ? dont bother with jb weld..it won't hold..and it's a pain to go back and grind it all off.

Yes I'm talking about the hubs and the nuts that hold the hubs on.. so far thats 3 votes for just tacking the hub to the axle which is no problem but I still need to figure out and find a tap to get some decent threads on the axle. Should I then also tack the nut to the hub once I get it tight?
no !!!..it will be a pain to remove once you get the new axle...just tack it from the back side.
 

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also..you can try this..it takes a steady hand...get a dremel..with a cutting disk..cut the threads with the disk..it won't make them new..but it will make it easier to get a nut back on !..and you better have a good steady hand.
 

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got it.. Thanks for the advice everyone, Any idea what size the threads are or what die I should use for the threads?
 

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got it.. Thanks for the advice everyone, Any idea what size the threads are or what die I should use for the threads?
not sure on the size of the axle treads..i do know it's metric !..if you got a decent nut left..take it to somewhere that has the die's..see what tap fit's in it..then just get the die that matches it..thats what i would do.
 

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also..you can try this..it takes a steady hand...get a dremel..with a cutting disk..cut the threads with the disk..it won't make them new..but it will make it easier to get a nut back on !..and you better have a good steady hand.
Yeah I don't think I'll even attempt that.. LOL My dremel cutting skills rank right down thee with my welding skills.. LOL
 

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also..you can try this..it takes a steady hand...get a dremel..with a cutting disk..cut the threads with the disk..it won't make them new..but it will make it easier to get a nut back on !..and you better have a good steady hand.
Yeah I don't think I'll even attempt that.. LOL My dremel cutting skills rank right down thee with my welding skills.. LOL
gotta have faith grasshopper !..lmfao.
 

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got it.. Thanks for the advice everyone, Any idea what size the threads are or what die I should use for the threads?
not sure on the size of the axle treads..i do know it's metric !..if you got a decent nut left..take it to somewhere that has the die's..see what tap fit's in it..then just get the die that matches it..thats what i would do.
Yeah the one nut isn't in too bad shape, the other is trashed. I have access to a tap & die set but it didn't go big enough.
 

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got it.. Thanks for the advice everyone, Any idea what size the threads are or what die I should use for the threads?
not sure on the size of the axle treads..i do know it's metric !..if you got a decent nut left..take it to somewhere that has the die's..see what tap fit's in it..then just get the die that matches it..thats what i would do.
Yeah the one nut isn't in too bad shape, the other is trashed. I have access to a tap & die set but it didn't go big enough.
if you have a place called harbor freight..they sell a large tap and die set,,it has what you need.
 

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LMAO yes there is one in Lincoln about an hour or so from here.. I was JUST THERE on Saturday too! Oh well I'll see what I can come up with round here otherwise I'll wait till I get to Lincoln again..
 

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LMAO yes there is one in Lincoln about an hour or so from here.. I was JUST THERE on Saturday too! Oh well I'll see what I can come up with round here otherwise I'll wait till I get to Lincoln again..
sounds about like my luck..lol..after i leave from somewhere..i find out later i have to go back to get what i need !..lmfao.
 
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