i met him, a year ago and tonight he told me where he worked. i thought he drove a forklift at some plant in detroit. he actually MAKES the rear axle. i asked him if the ever have bad parts and he said all the time. he said yesterday the tap broke off his machine so it didn't thread the hole on an almost complete axle housing(the only thing missing was the guts of the diff). everything else was ready but because the holes were not tapped ,they junk e'm????? now i'm trying to figure out how to get one.brand new , all i'll need is the locker,ring and pinion,etc. even the axles are in it.