Originally Posted by obfuscation
Thanks for the info, guys. One hub was clearly loose, and both keyways are chewed up so the hubs were spinning on the shafts even though the nuts were way tight. It looks like the PO greased the tapers. I was curious about the white lead, something before my time. All I could find online was a reference to using it as thread locker. Part of my interest in the Jeep is the opportunity to learn about technology from another time.
That 660 looks like a good product. I'll give it a try if it looks like there's too much wear on the parts for a solid fit.
I'd be looking for another axle because that one will let you down sooner or later. Dana 44?
Fighting a bad taper is just a losing battle. You should be able to find a decent used axle for not a lot of money.