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    Atlas bearings appear too deep

    The bearings in my half shafts appear to be 2mm deeper than the grooves in my atlas, so the drive shaft flange doesnt quite sit flush with the axle flange, is this normal?

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    Atlas bearings appear too deep

    You should have a spacer to make up for the drum backplate 👍

    If using bolt on brackets for callipers I think they do the job.

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    Atlas bearings appear too deep

    Ahhhh that makes sense, ta mate

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    Re: Atlas bearings appear too deep

    has the axle stub been cut and rewelded back on

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    Atlas bearings appear too deep

    As per wildo Ford allowed the back plate to fill that gap.

    Please don't be tempted to just tighten in the 4 bolts 😋

    Small spacer will solve it!

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    Re: Atlas bearings appear too deep

    i think so yes, i believe it was shortened to baby atlas width

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    Re: Atlas bearings appear too deep

    thanks for the replies

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    Re: Atlas bearings appear too deep

    Quote Originally Posted by 5tox View Post
    i think so yes, i believe it was shortened to baby atlas width
    One last thing worth checking that you are not bottoming out on the half shaft in the diff (if you have one fitted) if not back to the spacers which is the most likeliest.

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    Re: Atlas bearings appear too deep

    Thanks for the head up, i have no diff at all yet but will make sure the shaft dont bottom out

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