I just picked up at a swap meet a nice complete 56 Ford truck axle assembly including the steering box/column. Price was way right but I had no tape measure when I purchased it. My problem, it was going into my 31 Plymouth highboy coupe project and the axle is to wide for my 31 Plymouth, about 6 inches. Can the axle be cut and narrowed safely, if welded by a professional. Or would I be better off trying to finding a narrower bare axle and swap all the brake stuff.