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Hi, my name is smitty and am new to this forum. I live in arizona and have a problem with my 8n tractor. my right front wheel became stuck in the sand and turned sideways while moving and cracked a bearing casing that holds the front axles. my question- does anyone know if the wheels are removed and the axles also-can this casing be welded? if so what is involved? many thanks for any advice- I love this old tractor,the 4 cylinder runs like new! :?: :?:
 
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When the wheel became stuck and turned sideways all it did was probably sheared the key at the top of the spindle. Easy fix.
As far as the housing being welded, I would think so but I'd take it to a weld shop and get a professional opinion. Spindles are pretty easy to take apart. I'd probably also change the bearings and seals while its apart. Not that expensive.

Maybe we can get a moderator to move this to the Ford board for a lil more exposure.

Good luck and keep us posted on the progress.
 

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Hi petra 79:
thanks for the quick reply, i am planning on this project soon as the temps cool just a little. I do plan on changing the bearings and seals. also forgot to mention that the right front guide arm (not sure what its called , one attached to each steering arm) broke into, it is a hollow tube. I have 40 acres in the high desert, mostly hills, mountains and washes. I use my tractor to keep all the roads graded. it has been converted to a 12 volt system and ran great before I crippled it! I know a retired tractor mechanic and will pay him to guide me on this venture. by the way, where do most of you guys get your replacement parts for your older tractors?
thanks, smitty in arizona
 
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I get most of my stuff from a guy whos a Ford collector. Always been fair priced. Known him for about 6 years now.
Charles Hardesty out of N.W. Indiana - - 219-759-1035 - - Evenings work best. Very honest guy to deal with.
Just bought both front spindles for our Ford 850 a few weeks back. Also bought that 850 from him 2 years ago.
Good luck. He might even have the radius rod on hand (hollow tube) along with the rest of the parts you need. Give him a call.
 

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post back if you don't fand the parts.. i know a couole that might have some as well. ( john smith of 8nford.com is a good one too )
 
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