Some of you might find this useful. If you have a trailer that has hubs with a hexagon shaped bearing cap, you may be able to replace your old one with a nice shiny new one. They fit 2” diameter hubs with fine threads. My 1963 Shasta 1500 had hexagon shaped bearing caps with a hole in one of them.
I just bought two off of an ebay ad from ebay seller earlyford2okt. Ad says they are for 1928 – 1948 NEW 1928-1948 Ford original type threaded front hub grease cap 68-1139. I had messaged the seller to see if they knew if it fit vintage trailers. He didn't know.
I decided to take a chance and they fit! One side was a bit tighter fit than the other side even though I used some WD40 on the threads before threading on the cap. The difficulty could have been due to crud build up in the hub threads. That side was really dried out. The other side had more grease in it and threaded on much more easily.
Here is the opened up hub. It’s really terribly dry. I shudder at what kind of shape the bearings will be when time comes around to clean up the bearings. The PO drove this trailer on the freeway from 25 miles away to get it to his home…
On an aside, my 1957 Westerner appears to use the same bearing size bearing caps on it’s hubs. I didn’t try it, but the outer diameter of the new bearing cap matches the bearing caps on my Westerner. Maybe it fits other years and models of trailers. You decide if it’s worth @ $25 for new bearing caps.
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2020 18:46:53 GMT -8 by Teachndad
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