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Help Needed Front Axle

I just got my third bracket welded in for my 4x4 conversion and noticed that the passenger side cv was not seated properly into the front axle. I took the cv out of the axle and noticed that the end of the cv was basically going down a hollow tube rather than having something to seat down into. I have not had another front axle to compare mine to, so i was wondering am i missing a part? Here are pictures.

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scratching head

OK I give up.
Where's the axle shaft ?
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your front axle is missing the inner axle shaft that connects the carrier to the passenger side cv axle, when the cv axle didnt snap in that should have been your first clue something was definitely wrong
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Can you use an axle shaft out of a 3.73 front diff? Cause I still have my 3.73 front axle with the shaft still in it. If it works with a 4.10 front you can have it!
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well that explains it, i never had the axle shaft....got the axle from the junk yard and they pulled it so that explains a lot. Thanks for the help!
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Better check the other side . The thieving truck mechanics probably stole that one too.
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the other side clicked in perfectly and has been sitting in there right, but its worth checking anyway
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drivers side axle is part of the cv so no worries there.
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drivers side axle is part of the cv so no worries there.
awesome i thought it had the male end on it anyway.....thank you
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