Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Bowling Green, KY, US
Looking for information on correctly welding axle tubes. Specifically on a 10 bolt 8.5" Chevy rear.
The truly correct way appears to be to heat the completely disassemble rear in an oven and tig/mig with the correct gas and wire in a jig or straighten.
I don't have access to a jig, but have a welder friend that can tig weld with some high nickel rod and heat up with a torch to put heat in the punkin.
WIll also call up some local drag chassis builders and see if they can do it, but even that isn't a guarantee it will be done right.
The last thing I want to have happen is to put stress on the axles cause the housing isn't straight.