59 rear end rebuild parts
Good morning. I am getting ready to rebuild my original rear end on my 59. I am basing the below on my previous experience with a Currie 9" where the bearings are pressed into the housing vice pressed onto the axle (so I could be waaaaay off). I bought the car in pieces so I do not know if there is anything wrong with any of the parts, so I am assuming there isn't.
I am planning on taking it completely apart to blast and paint. I will be adding Wilwood disc brakes during the re-assembly. I am looking to replace the bearings as I am assuming they will be damaged or attract debris during the sand blasting and painting process. I have been looking for new axle bearings and or bearing kits (everything to assemble each axle) and have seen prices ranging from $2.49 to $138 per axle. Based on the huge price range, I find the appearance of price gouging nauseating. Does anyone have a recommended vendor for these parts?
Thanks in advance for you insights.