Installed some HD rear brake caliper brackets and fixed a slight gear oil leak:

Still using the original bearings. They're lubricated with gear oil that seeps down the axle tubes (1940's technology that was used in the old-style Beetle up until the end of production in Mexico in 2003), although some models later came with greased CV joints:

Torque multiplier tool helps with the 253 ft lb spec. 30 ft lb on the torque wrench is multiplied by 9, giving me 270 ft lb (for racing). One of my original axle nuts had some bad threads, so I used forged chromoly replacements:

Here's a shot of the Swayaway Race axles being installed. Stock axles while durable, wouldn't last at the drag strip. These will twist but not break: