Looking for advice on welding a axle on a independent rear drive car. The axle needs to be shortened. I think I have two options. 1 Cut the shaft cut a large chamfer and mig weld it back together. 2 Cut the shaft and put a pipe over it (cromoly or DOM) and plug weld it through 6 bored holes in the pipe.
I have been told that if it is welded it will break beside the weld. Is it possible to retemper the steel to get the strength back.