Do it RIGHT!
You know, most guys that do this for a living will narrow the housing for under 200.00!!! WELL worth the money!!!! The axles are the spendy part at 400.00 for good ones. Do yourself a big! favor & have a PRO do your tubes! I just had a Lincoln 9" with D.Brakes done for my Dime truck & after watching him do it CORRECTLY !!!!!! I would never do it any other way. There is more to this than some folks think! Does the Idea of loosing an axle bearing on a rod run sound like fun? Or hows about a nice vibration you can't get rid of? I am a darn good fab man & wouldn't try it myself without hands on experience & ALL the jigs to do it CORRECTLY!!!! Don't let the ( gee, I wish I wooda) get ya! By!