drill a hole "1/8" at each end of the crack as deep as the crack, grind a "V" in the crack not too deep. Then weld it and put your sleeve or whatever you choose over it. :tango_face_smile_bi
Wipe it down with alcohol or Acetone, do not use brake clean! (brake clean when heated and burnt will kill you) Let it run in the cracks. Grind it wipe it again with alcohol and weld on the highest setting you have.Hi Mopar,
Well, I thought about that and even just stop drill the crack without welding. My gut feeling was that with all the grease that's in that axle tube it would be a big problem trying to weld it. I do have a small wire welder which might do it but the idea of the crack getting contamination from the grease stopped me on that one.