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Well we are getting about 15" of snow today so I decided to take the rear out of the 32 . It is a 57 Chevy rear with posi , ~ 4.11 gears and drums , I am trying to decide if I should spend the time to to make it nice again ( old school brackets all over it ) or spend the money on a 9" . I just don't want to do all this work to it if it is just going to break some day ... I also did not have it in the budget to get a whole new rear ...
 

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I think I messed up my rear tube

Well I was cutting all those brackets off the rear with a cutting torch and I put the rear back in the car less center section and axles . Both side have a noticeable arch starting around where the brackets were cut to the end . ~ 1/4 run out .. Is it ruined? Should I put the axles back in and see if it binds ?
 

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Tonythefish said:
Well I was cutting all those brackets off the rear with a cutting torch and I put the rear back in the car less center section and axles . Both side have a noticeable arch starting around where the brackets were cut to the end . ~ 1/4 run out .. Is it ruined? Should I put the axles back in and see if it binds ?
Check this out..http://crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/Straightening_a_rear_end_housing If you have any questions ask Powerrodsmike.
 
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