Going over a few options here and compair upgrading my 8.5 axle for my 72 or going to a built 9" Leaning towards the 8.5 more, got all the info on spool, axles, housing ends etc. Was wanting to see some pics of what ppl have done to help brace the tubes. I know LPW makes a cover similar to TAs and has a spot to bolt a rear brace bar to running to some welded on tabs through heim joints. In my mind I would just pivoit on the joints if the tube tried to bend or twist?? Thinking of just cutting tube's to run from the pinion area back towards the outer area of the tubes and just having them welded in. As long as the heat was controlled any problem with this ?