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5. A proper axle shop usually has a fixture that turns the housing so the welder can continuously weld. All we had was a set of jackstands and our buddy Frank the Tank who was once again cleaning out the fridge while we worked. The solution was to first tack the C in four separate points around the tube, then crank up the welder to the proper setting and burn it in with short 11/2-inch beads on opposite sides, rotating the axle so we spread the heat out around the tube.