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  1. 4 hours ago, MrEarl said:

    BTW @JohnD1956 and @Daves1940Buick56S hope y'all didn't think I was being short with you, just that I'm a bit touchy on the subject..


    Not being in the construction trade, but having helped several work on various structures, I can see you have put a lot of thought into what to do and how you wanted it done.  It wasn't my intent to cause you further heartache.  Looking forward to the pics of how it all turns out.  It is already Buickful and I'm anxious to see the finished product. 

  2. This is something that is very rare and I doubt there will be anything on video.  But your own short video gives some clues. 

    To me it looks like the original weld is a 1/4 inch away from the end of the tube. It looks like the tube fits inside the flange attached to the trans and then was welded.

    To test this theory I would recommend cleaning the area as much as possible to ensure the weld really is back from the edge of the tube  and if it is i would

    consider loosening the flange bolts and see if the flange slips over the end of the tube while the rear axle assembly is still in the car. 

    If it does then make sure the rear axle is level and one or two tack welds while the flange is aligned by the bolts in the trans should give you the best alignment. At that point I would have to consider removing the rear axle unit to finish the weld. 



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  3. 38 minutes ago, MrEarl said:


    Just hoping the bleeder screw would be 3/8,  I have a 3/8" ignition wrench which helps with hose interference. but no biggy

    Unless the description specifies that, then I just think it would be incorrect to assume that's what you'll get.  But there are lots of wrenches made today so finding another to address that situation should not be difficult.  The same ones, which  I had bought, all work good is about all I can definitely say.   

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