I've been sitting here for 2 weeks...waiting for a pair of SKF axle seals that I ordered on eBay...eagerly running to the mailbox every afternoon...no dice. The seller says they must have been lost in shipping and he doesn't have anymore to send me. Now I need to find another vendor and attempt to get a refund out of the first one. Disappointing news for a guy with a garage full of freshly painted parts.
Faced with a boring Saturday and no rear axle parts, I decided to start the reassembly process at the front end instead...
Important mechanical life lesson: If you are going to send parts out to sandblast, please, Please, PLEASE make sure that there is no grease hidden away in those critical bushings and bearings and places where sand is undesirable. If you leave grease any where...any where at all...the sand will seek it out like a dropped screw seeks a floor drain...and you'll end up with a freshly painted part filled with gooey shaft-scoring peanut butter sandpaper.
That's exactly what I found inside the holes for my front spindles when I mounted up my front axle assembly.