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3/4 ton coversion question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TxK5Blazer, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. TxK5Blazer

    TxK5Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking at getting my parts at my local parts house and I want to know what year dana 44 stuff to ask for? It will have to be a dana 44 year model with internal locking hubs....All help would be appreciated....Jason
     
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    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    8-lug Dana 44's with internal hubs were found under 77-79 K20's for sure, some later years too. Look for the BOM number on the axle tube, that will give you a mfg date. I was not able to find the BOM on my D44....but I removed it from a '77 K20 so I had a pretty good idea. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  3. 6.2Blazer

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    I assume you are asking about 8-lug parts to convert the 10-bolt front axle?

    If so, most Chevy 3/4 ton trucks from about '79 on had an 8-lug front 10-bolt. When I did this conversion I just asked for an '85 3/4 ton. There is really no reason you need to find a vehicle with a Dana 44 front axle, and in fact it would probably cause more confusion since a lot of the 8-lug Dana 44's had external hubs and different wheel bearings.
     
  4. TxK5Blazer

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    thanks for the help guys I appreciate it ....Laters Jason
     
  5. kennyw

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    Any '77-87 3/4 ton (and up to '91 burb) will have the same parts from the spindles out (spindles, wheel brgs, brg hubs, internal lockouts, rotor, etc). Doesnt matter if it is a D44 or 10 bolt.

    The '76 and earlier Dana 44's had the external lockouts with smaller wheel brgs.
     

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