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The next step in my Jeep project is narrowing one of 2 9" Ford rearends. One of my buddys says he's used a pipe cutter to do this. The housing i've got is probably close to 3/16" thick. Will this really work. If I have to I'll just chop it with a band saw an pay a machinest to true up the ends. Also I'm having a hard time finding bearing holders and spring perches for a 3 1/4 OD tube. Anybody know a good source besides Jegs.

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you can cut the housing with a band saw or an abrasive cut off saw, either way you have to sqaure up the ends and you need a jig fixture to get it right. i made mine from a piece of bar stock that fit ith i.d. of the outer bearings then made spacers for the center section so when the center section is bolted in you slide the bar through install the bearing ends in the outer ends,slide them on, line up the pieces, tack everything together, spin freely then weld up in small increments alternating sides to keep heat distortion down, i've done over 50 rears with this.
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Just get a spring perchs and grind them TAKE YOUR TIME GRINDING and you will be fine. I get a $100 to narrow a housing. It will be right I have a jig (704)9327557
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by cl5man:
One of my buddys says he's used a pipe cutter to do this. The housing i've got is probably close to 3/16" thick. Will this really work.
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Yes it will work, go rent a 2" to 4" Rigid
pipe cutter, and have at it, Pipe is heavier
wall then the rear end tubes are, DTDTGTSTS...

Steve & the Rockette...
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