Originally Posted by chicane
I think you need to throw away your rubber and plastic hammers.
I'm definitely starting to realize that.
This is my first time installing bearings on anything, so I've been a bit paranoid about what I can strike with conviction. Once I switched to a hammer with some mass, they both went on with a couple mild hits.
On a related note, for all the other new guys like me who are trying to fill the gaps in James Oxley's article
, I found part of a Ford service manual on BroncoHQ.com with the "official" 9-inch rebuild procedure: http://broncohq.com/dmp-6677CH.html
and click on "Ford 9-inch shop instructions".