I currently run the original rear axle housing that came with my CJ-6, just converted to full floater, Ford internal spline hubs and custom shafts. The CJ-6 is now around 4100LB total weight, tows trailers regularly, and has a Dana 44 front cut down from an IH Scout. How thick are the tubes on the old Jeep axle? I haven't ever bent one, but my CJ-6 is heavier than the average Jeep CJ, and tows on a much more regular basis. I am contemplating cutting down a Scout rear into an offset 44, but I hesitate to lose my full floater setup. I suppose my question is does anyone know the thickness of the Scout tubes vs. the 1958 Jeep tubes. I think the Scout tubes are 1/4 inch diameter bigger, but I am not sure of the thickness.