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d44/d60 question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thezentree, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    i just got the ford dana 60 i ordered, and i'm starting to wonder whether or not its actually a D60 and is instead a d44. the diff seems more rounded than the 60s ive seen online. anyway, did any version of the D44 come with kingpins in the knuckle? i would post a picture, but it's at a friend's house (he has a shop, i dont).
     
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    did any version of the D44 come with kingpins in the knuckle?

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    NO they didn't....you can also tell by looking at the lower right web when looking at the diff cover, it will either say 44 or 60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    did any version of the D44 come with kingpins in the knuckle?

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    NO they didn't....you can also tell by looking at the lower right web when looking at the diff cover, it will either say 44 or 60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Well actually D44's started out with king pins /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif But they are easy to tell apart because they have closed knuckles and drum brakes too.

    I guess I should have mentioned this was for D44 FRONT axles in my post to be 100% acurate /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Wouldnt want anyone telling me D44 rear axles have drum brakes and no king pins /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Well actually D44's started out with king pins /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gifBut they are easy to tell apart because they have closed knuckles and drum brakes too.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    cool, thanks yall /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    old old old cherokees and some (i think) fords came king pin and drums---i have see a 44 king pin'd disk'd open knuckel though, but i dont know if it was converted somehow.
     
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    69 and older chevy are closed knuckle and drum, most 70-uchevy are open with disc starting for 71

    69 and 70 were conversion to open knuckle years, some open and some closed

    if its open knuckle and is disc brake then that would be what you want

    plus in 1970 the GM rear axles got 1.5" wider, so the front axles probably went longer too i imagine in order to keep the front wider like usual


    facing front of axle look onlower driver side corner webbing of diff housing look for 44 or 60 raised big numbers
     

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