Got a 1968 P1800 with the weaker tapered axle and drums. It is leaking where the axle tube is pressed or welded into the pinion gear housing (the pumpkin). Is this a known issue on this style rear end? <p>Main question:<br>Is this a major warning sign that says the rear needs to come out and be welded up?<p>Will draining it, cleaning it very well, and gasket sealer work? <p>I really don't want to spend any money on this rear end but don't want to be unsafe.<p>It's not in the budget but does anyone have a '70 and up stronger rear end with the disk breaks? I'll post that in the wanted section.<p>Thoughts?