Real Time Help - left-over part!

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I'm putting the rear axle for my disk brake swap back together. It's from a 74 FJ55. I put the small pieces - axle clips, center shaft & block that goes through the diff, cover nuts, etc. - into a tupperware. Now as I'm about done, I find this rubber o-ring in there. But I don't know where it came from ... I don't remember taking it out??

It looks like it might fit over that center shaft - can't tell for sure as the cover is already partly back on.

Can anybody tell me where this goes? Or did somebody slip it in there to f*** with me!?
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Looks too new and clean...
Looking thru Toyodiy.com I don't see any seals like that for the drive axles.

ToyoDIY.com

But I am not schooled up on the FJ's
 

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are you sure it wasn't used to seal your drain plug or fill plug? looks about the right diameter
 
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The only thing that comes to mind "might" be one of the o-rings inside the brake caliper that rides on the 2 locator pins that hold the caliper to the bracket. That looks a little big though, what are the chances of somone f$kin' with you?
 
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Thanks guys - I don't think it's from the drain or fill plugs. To small, and I've never seen an o-ring on them. And this axle has never had disk brakes on it (yet!).

The odds of somebody f***ing with me are really low, but I'll be damned if I know where this came from. It was in the tupperware with all the other parts I needed to put the axles back in and the cover plate back on and the lid was on!
 
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Ok, guess I'm going to button it up and chalk this up garage gnome.
 

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