Since the housing had been narrowed, the axles had to be shortened by the same distance of 3/8" on each side. Since the spline was not tapered and there was enough distance on the splines to accomodate going further into the 3rd member, I was told by many people it was fine to just cut the ends of the axle off. Kind of a scary thought at first but I had a friend with a cutting wheel and chop saw which made short work of it. I took it slowly and kept the metal cool during the cutting. Next –––>

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