1981 CJ7 Restoration - 2020.01.05

Short day in the garage, but wanted to at least do something, so I decided to assemble the front wheel hubs and rotors. The hubs are held to the rotors by the wheel lug bolts which are pressed into both pieces and hold them together. It's a bit weird getting the right support under the areas where I'm pressing, but I used a large socket to provide support and it worked out fine.

Inside the rotor.


Outside of the hub.

As you can see, using a socket wasn't the best idea since it left indentations in the fairly soft hub metal. Nothing too bad, but the right way to do this is to have a jig machined out of a metal block to place under the assembly to even distribute the load under pressure.

Rotors and hubs pressed together and ready for wheel bearing cups.


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