Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Latonia Kentucky
BGH - Are you saying to cut the bearing housing/backing plate flange off, and then cut the tubes to length? If so, the tubes on this rear are necked down about 1/4", 2-3 inches from the flange. If I were to do it that way, the flanges would end up into the larger diameter section of the axle tube. Is there a particular reason that cutting the tubes from the center housing is not advisable?
I'm pretty sure that I can rig up some sort of a jig to get everything square and straight. It isn't costing me anything to do this, so if I screw it up, it's no big deal.