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Question Rear bearing install! Help!

Well today i started the rear bearing removal on my 1980 911SC. After some swearing and a lot of heat the race finally came out. My question is now i have to reinstall the new bearing. I can press the bearing back into the knuckle easy. Is there a trick to press the hub(part with the lugs) in without destroying the bearing?
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Freeze the bearing, heat the bearing sleeve, spray some silicone into the bearing sleeve, use the old bearing race as a 'drift' and gently tap the new one into place using a circular motion. Be sure to get the new bearing started square. Wear gloves, things will be hot, cold, and slippery. Do a search for 'home made bearing press' and you should find a few threads on making a cheap tool, which you can use to get the axle stub back in.
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