well no not a no budget build cause budgets rarely work out but it is a limited funding build believe you me if there were no funding limits id have a schwartz performance frame an all aluminum stage 2 engine NA engine tremec tko600 or some kind of dog box an alot of other bad ass parts hettin those aluminum heads dug a super big hole in my budget so yeah and i had my doubts about actually gettin them cause of the low power levels i will be at measly 350-400 horse area dosent require alu heads but i decided screw it so i have that weak N/A block and a GN bottom end except the probe pistons all the big money transactions are done now from now on it will be spending the money from my pay check saving up money etc AKA now the brakes are on but i have enough parts top do alot or workA whole bunch of stuff, no budget build.
the tubes are regular steel and the center is cast iron and you need special rods for welding mild steel to cast iron but on the axle tubes you can use a regular mig welder i used a propane camp stove to pre heat the whole rearend wrapped the axle with fireproof house insulation while heating removed it while welding and put it back on afterwards and had the camp stove under it i put the axle on some jack stands with the pinion end of the housing pointing upwards and the campe stove very close to the center housing i dont remember the pre heat temp but you can ask that at the weld supply store when you buy the nickle rods or wich ever they recommend you useThe gussets on the top of the rear axle. I was assuming that that housing and tubes were cast iron. Anything special with welding those 2 together? I just finished up my rear discs and am getting ready to install. The read end is still literally sitting on the welding table and this might be an easy addition. I was planning on welding the tubes to the pumpkin whenever it warms up.