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Do I need a new hub?

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Today I was replacing my rear wheel bearings on my 1981 240D. I took the following steps:

1. Removed wheel
2. Removed Rotor
3. Removed Brake Caliper
4. Removed Axle-shaft bolt
5. Removed Axle-shaft from hub
6. Removed Castle-Nut
7. Removed Grease Seals

Step #8 is where it gets hairy. I foolishly used a steel chisle and a ball peen hammer to punch the threaded end of the hub out the other side, so I could remove the hub and replace the outer bearing. When I finally got the hub out, I realized it was so deformed and damaged that it would not receive a new castle-nut and allow it to thread properly. I used a grinder to attempt to remove the deformities and burs. I attempted to reassemble the hub into the wheel carrier, but the new castle nut stripped while trying to put it back on. I think I need a new hub. Does anyone know where I can get one, or what alternatives I can take without having to go to the junkyard and take one off? If anyone needs photos, let me know and I will post some tomorrow.
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I checked with everdrive. They have the hub for $175 shipped.
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