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Opinions on shortening 12 bolt rearend

I have a 69 Camaro that has a 70 Chevelle rearend in it so it is too wide i talked to my rearend guy, and to get out the cheapest he said he could cut a section out of each axle tube and butt them and weld them up any where along the tube,get new shorter axles and it would be good as new.I have weighed all of my options and this is the way i would like to go, i can do this for about $400 since i only run about 355 HP will this do?

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Old 01-15-2004, 07:45 PM
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You probably would be better off trying to trade/buy the correct 12 bolt. If you go to the trouble of doing all that work to a 12 bolt, you still have all the bad points that a 12 bolt has, weak housing, weak spiders and axles. The best all around setup would be a narrowed 9" Ford. For a little more money you get a lot more rear. Been there!!
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There is no way you can do that to the housing without a heavy jig to keep it from warping from the welding heat. That much welding is going to generate tremendous heat. Axle housings are known to warp out of alignment with far less welding required for this operation.

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