Originally Posted by S10xGN
If you're just narrowing one side to use two short axles and keeping the factory brakes, stay with the ends you have. I had the Ranger axle in my S-10 done this way by a reputable shop and they had to make the cuts on the large part of the tube, inboard of the swedge. I ended up with one Moser axle and one redrilled factory axle, hasn't caused any problems in it's 10 years of service.
To get the correct pinion offset I have to take some metal from one side and add some to the other. I was just going to have new axles made since I believe the two short sides or two long side axles was either too much or not enough and since the splines are rolled I believe that they would have to cut them back too far for me to be able to use the long side axles. I will have to double check that, I just remember looking into it before and it seemed like no combination of the axles would work.