We're doing a knuckle refresh on my cut&turned fj62 axle. The long side required a slide hammer to get the axle out. Now putting it back together it appears that the knuckle ball is as much as 1/4" too high for the axle/birf assembly to go back in. The current thinking is that the knuckle was cut all the way through by accident during the C&T and then welded back on too high. (??) I bought it all together and this is the first time I had it apart. This side was leaking some gear oil and I only put about 5-6k miles on it in 5 years. Sorry I didn't take some pics... To be clear, the knuckle is not installed yet. This is just the bare axle and the inner axle assembly. Thoughts?