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Old May 16th, 2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by GearDrive View Post
I have a rear axle shaft that is slightly bent. Can I remove the studs, put in lathe, and remachine the face square?
I would put the shaft in a press and straighten it. Yes, the structural integrity will be compromised, but if you are on a budget, you can get some more run time out of the shaft. Since you have access to a lathe, a final cleanup after straightening might not be a bad idea.
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