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4x4 Bearing issues, converting to manual hubs

Hey guys. I'm hoping someone may be able to help me with some issues I'm having with my truck. The other day my brother was driving my truck when he felt the wheel "tighten up". He got it home and I pulled the wheel to find the outside bearing on the drivers side front disintegrated. Not only is the bearing gone, but the metal from it has destroyed the auto locker hub that was on there. I've ordered a set of manual lockers and a conversion kit. I'm going to put new bearings in as well. My problem is I think there may be some parts missing. There is a toothed washer and a c clip that I've seen in the posts online for converting to the manual hubs. Is there any where I can order these online or will I need to go to a ford dealer? I think mine were destroyed along with the bearing. The truck is a 97 ranger xlt 4x4 4.0L. I've looked online some, but most everything I find is for 2wd models; and the local parts places don't seem to stock many parts for the 4x4. I'd appreciate any help.
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Does anyone know where I could find a parts view (like a microfische) of the hub assembly so I can identify any parts I might be missing? I've looked online and I can find parts view for my motorcycle but so far haven't been able to locate any for the hub assembly of my truck.
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Thanks so much for the parts view! They are a great help. Upon further digging I found part numbers for the axle spacer and c clip on an explorer forum.

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DiffsOnly.com. The Differential Experts. Auto Parts & Services.

Axle spacer (they call it a spindle washer) WRN37891
Snap ring DS42768

I believe these should work; they fit the dana 28 and 35. These appear to be after market but should work so I can put my truck back together. Again I appreciate the help!
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