So here is THE GOOD:
Here is a crappy picture of the seal installed. I had to take the picture with the camera facing me.
Here I have installed another seal and the last of 3 spacers. The seal gets installed in the bearing housing which then gets installed by 4 bolts. I am trying to wiggle it here and there is absolutely no movement. That is very GOOD.
I installed the a new brake drum on this side and torqued it down with the torque meister to 250 FT LBS.
Cotter pin installed and it spins like it just came off the showroom floor.
Now for: THE BAD
Then last but not least: THE UGLY.
This is what I saw after I removed the bearing housing. The spacer is not really there. The rings look like some washers. I should of looked under the bearing housing before I installed the drum the first time but from the outside everything looked OK.
So, here is where the super remains for now. Still on all 4 jack stands. Things are looking up though. Once I find an outer spacer the axle and new bearings can go in and the rear tires put on. The back should be done then. I am taking the gas tank in to see what can be done with it tomorrow. It should be an easy fix and then once that's in, It should be sitting on all 4 tires. An alignment, parking brake adjustment, and that should complete it. I have nicknamed this bug Paris because so far it has been very high maintenance. Kinda like Paris Hilton?