the thing is if you cut an a- body axle[must be for tubbing] their won't be enough meat to spline it , and even if their was it would have to be profesionaly hardened, it will just break or the splines will shread off [if racing] i would just go to some real axles, unless it's just to get the car rolling around and stuffloiq said:I can't find a search function on this site, but I know this subject has to have been addressed here before: Are 8 3/4 axles hardened the entire length? Can they cut and resplined?
thanks for the experience ,you know it could have just been the shop that had done them and didn't do a good job? because i know of three cars that it had happened to all were c-body axles cut down to a-body, obviously their are variables that i don't know about on these cars. And i'm just curious was their any heat cycling done to the axles to harden them?xxxhemi said:you know I've been building mopars for almost 30yrs and I have never heard of good non tapered axels breaking with 350 horse.....you know for a lot of years they ran narrowed 8 3/4 in top fuel & funny cars.Years ago you could not run down and pick up trick axels for mopars like now so me and friends of mine used to have chris & steve alston narrow our rearends and cut and respline axels in thier garage and never had any problems.I understand now days with mosher, strange etc...you can get really good axels but thats not the question he asked.You know how many camaros years ago used to run narrowed 8 3/4s ....alot of guys I new did....junk ass 12 bolts..... ;D