Last weekend both axle tubes spun on the rear end leaving the pinion pointing up at about a 45 degree angle. In theory, I should be able to pull it back down and tack weld the tubes solving the problem. Question is, any idea how to get enough leverage on the pinion to turn it back down into place? I've bent a 1.5" pipe levering under the rear end housing with a chain and floor jack pulling down on the front and it hasn't budged. Someday I do wnat to upgrade but I haven't the financial resources to do that yet and a 7014 rod is a lot cheaper than replacing the whole rear end...even if I could find one for anywhere near a reasonable price in Houston.
Paved roads, another example of government waste!