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3/4 ton disc brake i.d.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tv_larsen, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. tv_larsen

    tv_larsen Registered Member

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    I need some help. I have a '74 Dodge 3/4 ton Dana 44 that I want to convert to disc brakes. After reading this article on the offroad exchange: ORE disc brake swap I found out that GM front ends do not have the caliper mount cast into the knuckle like a Dodge Dana 44 (no need to change knuckles, and apparently 15" wheels fit GM 3/4 ton calipers easier).

    My question is, what front end do I need? The article claims that 1978.5 and newer 10-bolt parts is what is needed. Is this true? How do these differ from the GM Dana 44 parts?
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> The difference is that many places consider 78 to be the last year of the D44 in the GMs. 10 bolt or D44 parts from mid 77 on should work. </font color>
     
  3. tv_larsen

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    I can identify a GM front axle laying on the floor. Obviously if its a 10 bolt it will work then. How do you ID a '78+ Dana 44? Internal hubs?
     
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