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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nstarry, May 21, 2004.

  1. nstarry

    nstarry 1/2 ton status

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    how do you shorten an axel shaft, I am thinking of going with rockwells and the front is longer and i get shortining the houseing but the shaft itself seems tuff( strenght issues,balance,ect.)hows it done ??? can I do it with alittle time and thought?? has sombody done it ?? thanks for any input
     
  2. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    only a machine shop could do it. & then you are limited to how strong they will be. the axle has to be annealled to cut the splines then hardened again so u can run it. material is weakened the more times it is hardened. axle srength will always be an issue.


    u can oder axles in any spline & diameter & length u want. this is what most people do.
     
  3. nstarry

    nstarry 1/2 ton status

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    so i can order 7 inch shorter axels for 2 1/2 ton toploader never would have thunk it thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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