I am thinking of welding my truck in both ends. My friend has a 225 amp stick welder and, if I turn this truck into my trail machine, I want it locked in both ends. I have a 10 bolt front/14 SF rear. I know my 10 bolt front might finally break if I weld it, but I don't care. Spare axles for 10 bolts are cheap and I'm NOT spending what a D60 costs. One day, I might though, so I can't see myself spending money to lock a 3/4 ton frontend. My rear is a Gov-loc. It's great on the street and before the holes get deep, but when my tires get buried in the goo, it becomes very difficult to get it to transfer power over to the other side. I don't think this axle will break from welding it...it's pretty tough. So, has anyone welded their frontend, or does anyone have pictures of exactly how they did it? I would consider buying a mini-spool for the frontend so if I didn't like it, I could always remove it easily and ditch it. But, what I really want to know is, if you welded up your axle other than your 14 FF, how did you do it? Weld the spiders together? Weld up between the gears of the spiders? Weld the side gears to the carrier? I'm open to suggestions. I run some really sloppy trails and I want to be the first one with both front tires spinning out there. Everyone else has bigger tires than me (I run 35s, they run 38-44s). They keep rutting it out deeper and deeper, so it's getting harder and harder for me every time I go out. Surprisingly, I don't end up stuck very often.