Amphicar Axle shaft removal from the gearbox

Jacques B.

Member
Hello guys,

Probably this question was asked million times before, but I could not find the answer.

I'm restoring my 1964, and I already removed the hubs, boots and now both axle shafts are stuck on the gearbox. When Gord had the shafts removed from my 1967, they came out on his hands, no need of any effort. On the 1964 appears that they rusted inside of the gearbox and are now stuck. What you guys suggest ?

Thanks,
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Maybe using an extended slide hammer. If you can get out of car, you can use basic leverage to get axle off ,the side with steel cover. Aluminum side use basic hammer skills. Good luck.
 

Jacques B.

Member
Thanks for the answer Dave. At the beginning I was hitting with all care from inside the car with a normal size hammer, but after 2 hours did not move one millimeter. I got feed up, got a bigger hammer and lots of motivation, 2 minutes and both were out :).
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
You are going to have to check for damage to the spider gears the shaft sit in. they should move in and out easy.
I have used ones or NOS new ones too.I test all axles in tranys before installed in cars as I have found some badly damaged spiders in the past.
They have splines the shaft fit into, seen inside of the pot in the pic. This one spent some time full of water --yuck.
 

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SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Sometimes the wheel hub is very hard to remove, even with a hub puller. I have seen a few hubs that were bent by the pullers, this results in a rear wheel that wobbles down the road, which gets you many honks from cars following you.(at Cellina).. Right Ron Gr!.Used hubs are getting hard to find and New are Very expensive. I can not fix a bent one but if the seal surface is damaged I can repair that.I do have a few reconditioned ones here.100_2968.JPG
 
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