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I'm voting for "cut that way"--they're too straight not to be. Looks like they were cut with a tool that had an angle on one side and no angle on the other side, but was brought into the axle at a goofy angle to make up for it. Basically, cut with the wrong tool and a technique to compensate for it--as long as you're not seating the side gear all the way into the splines, it should be fine.
 

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they'd have to be identical since they whole shaft has to turn in the side gear.
now, if both inner axle shafts look like that, I may have to change my answer. but my 60's front shafts don't look like that,
 

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I have to agree with cut.

my front 60's splines look NOTHING like that though at all. Which is why Im goin with cut
 

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bgreen said:
Side view on the left and end view on the right. The long verticle deal on the right is the endmill.
i agree 100% they were cut that way...i had some shafts cut by WMS and they came back like that...took me 1 day to twist them all to hell...

good luck. :flipoff2:
 

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no i am saying use that axle till it pops then get a real axle made :flipoff2:

o and this needs to be said

Narrowed = PITA

now you know why i got rid of my narrowed 44 :flipoff2:
 

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Heck no, lock that bastard.

IDK why people think locking up an axle is harder on it that lifting a tire, spinning said tire @ 2x ring gear speed and then regaining traction ......:confused:

Besides, the stub will probably let go first :flipoff2:
 
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