The final drives were among the last things to be disassembled

The brake drums come off with a special puller and a hydraulic jack
Then the mice have no where to hide.

The blast cabinet does wonders

The pinion shafts cleaned up nicely

The wear marks from the seals are a bit duller but not deep

New bearings and they're ready to go

There's a pressure relief hole right below the oil seal

The hole is angled down and the casting shaped so oil doesn't leak when upright

Pinion shafts installed with new bearings and seals,
there's sealant on the threads of the studs too to prevent leaks

It would have been tough to get paint between these
some paint was required before assembly here

With brake drums installed the final drives can be put back on