I got a bunch of lathe work done over the last couple weekends.
Trimming the end of the short stub axles. so the circlip will reach past the side gear. I had to do the same thing to the long side axle as well.
Turned down taper lock pucks to fit the Dana 44 Carrier bearing diameter.
Drilled holes in an extra set of caps so I could bolt the cap to the taper lock to make sure it doesn't try to spin.
Added a spot for the live center for the alignment bar
Cleaned up alignment bar
The housing mounted on the bar to machine the axle tube
There was about 1/8" clearance to the lathe
Using the steady rest, I was able to re-position the alignment bar out of my way so I could bore the tube. I bored it to 2.410" to fit a 1990's AAM 9.25" front axle seal.
I flipped the housing around and faced the other side flat to the distance I needed for the stub axle. I ran into the 3 plug welds on the housing which made it a pain to machine. I ended up grinding as much of the welds as I could to make it easier to machine.