Welding axle tubes
After lots of searching I cant seem to find answers to set my mind at ease. Has anyone here welded their axle tubes to the center housing? Did you do it yourself or have a shop do it? More importantly I guess, has anyone had the need to weld them? Anyone spun a tube before? If so, what kind of welder and rod did you use and how were the results? After lots of reading I learned about heating the housing, using high-nickel rod, slow cooling, using stick or TIG... Are the 8.8 housings cast steel or cast iron? Lots of questions I know, but I appreciate the education.