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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 08, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Front brake seals

I am in the process of rebuilding the front suspension on my 68 camaro with disc brakes and was getting ready to install the wheel hub, rotor, etc on and thought I remembered a seal that is supposed to go between the spindle and the wheel hub other than the rear bearing seal that is put in the hub behind the rear bearing. Any body out there remember any such seal and if so do you know a part number? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Front brake seals

There is a 'gasket' [group: 5.002 - #3953431 - discontinued ] that goes between the Backing Plate and the Steering Knuckle (spindle to most) - but, no other "seal" between the Hub Bearing Seal and the knuckle (spindle).

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Re: Front brake seals

Thanks at least now I know I am not crazy I knew there was something else there when I took it apart a few months ago. Any harm not going back with this seal? Thanks again. Shane
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Re: Front brake seals

Not really, keeps liquids from seeping through there and getting to the Hub-seal, that could cause early failure - not really a problem unless you drive yours 24/7 in rainy weather anymore.
Seal/gasket was very thin rubbery-foam - they fell apart quite quicky if you tried to remove them and save.
I've used a thin coat of clear silicone a few times when reassembling to help seal the area.

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Re: Front brake seals

Doubt the car will ever be driven in the rain after I get through putting it back together if I ever finish. ( My wife thinks not ) Guess I wont worry about the gaskets.Thanks again for the reply.
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Re: Front brake seals

It's a cork-type gasket, not available as mentioned above. But there is something close (with some trimming of course) that can be used


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It's a cork-type gasket, not available as mentioned above. But there is something close (with some trimming of course) that can be used

I quess that would help prevent water leaks - just like the original

Would love to know the series of circumstances that led to you trying that gasket Dave - or, maybe not

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Re: Front brake seals

A dab of silicone sealer would work too, might keep it from rattling.
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Would love to know the series of circumstances that led to you trying that gasket Dave - or, maybe not
Sorry, no interesting story . Just a WAG and had one in the drawer to try.

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