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I need some help. Several years ago I had a 12 bolt narrowed for the 57. The guy who did it went with C clip eliminators and new big bearing ford axel hubs. I guess they are supposed to be bigger / stronger? ..... anyway, I have a bearing retainer plate that bolts to the hub face with 4 bolts and keeps the whole axel from sliding right out.

My question is this: The bearing itself sticks out of the hub almost an 1/8th of an inch. Is it supposed to do that???, I would think that when the axel is installed it should be flush with the hub outside face. I'm not sure if I should smack it with a hammer, I've lightly tapped it but it feels like it is all the way in. Is this normal?

My bigger challenge now is I have purchased the rear disc brake brackets and have to deal now with retaining the bearing that sticks out with a bracket that bolts flush to the hub....

I can weld onto the brake bracket a bearing retainer and make it work, but before I did that I thought I would ask some questions to see if this is normal.

your thoughts?
Gil
 

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The brg is likely in the correct location. The .125 protrusion is covered by the brake backing plate, making the brg flush.
The disc brake brackets may have a recess machined into them to fit over the brg...
If the brkts are weld-ons, then you can get a retainer that's counter bored to fit over the brg...
 
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