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Swedged Axle Tube

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1. The company talks about swedging tubes, which begins with putting the tube in lathe, truing the end of it, and then putting it in a mill to trim the face flat. That gives maximum weld area on the outside of the housing and tight fit in the centersection. Shown here is the front axle with 3⁄8-inch-wall tubes. The rear got 1⁄4-inch-wall tubes.