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I narrowed the '56 Olds axle (very similar to Ford 9"), w/ hacksaw & Lincoln 225amp buzzbox welder. The axle ends have a stub that fits snuggly into the axle tube so as long as the tubes are cut square, they will align. Once put back together and all the brackets welded on, I took it to a machine shop and had them straighten it. That was 25 years ago and it is still going strong. If I did it again (and I will!) , I would use a bar that fit snuggly inside the wheel bearings to help insure good alignment. I eventually had Moser make a set of custom axles, but for several years I drove around on cut and welded stock axles! Not recommended.
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