Finally got my hands on a set of 3/4 ton axles from a '73 K20 and boy am I excited! I'm first concentrating on the Dana 44 front end, going through it very thoroughly and replacing everything! This is my first time to rebuild axles and I don't know to much about them. I'm also planning on regearing to 5.13's and have no experience with differentials, so I'm definately going to need some help guys! Snapped some pics of the first step, dismantling! (hopefully they aren't to big) Laying parts out and trying to figure out everything I need to replace... Yep looks like I'll need to replace everything... A little rusty, but nothing a littl TLC won't fix! Woah, that doesn't look like grease to me! This is the reason the P.O. went ahead and ordered new spindles Nothing but us cores here! At $20 a pop I'm glad they were included! Noobs! Pretty new spindles, a little surface rust but that'll come right off. I'm even thinking about replacing these... the P.O. decided using a screw driver and a hammer was the proper way to remove these... Kinda blurry... Just wanted to show how the inside of the hub is scared up... what would cause this? I think I can still use them though. I don't remember taking this picture... I think I was blacked out... I'm no gear specialist but... that don't look good... Showing the steering arm how I feel about it... UNLEASH THE BEAST! Celebrate the victory with a feast! (The specs all over my face are splattered PB Blaster ) Once again, I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure chipped teeth are a bad thing... Nice blury shot of the axles waiting on a nice clean up and some new U-joints. Apparently you can lube bearings with mud, who knew? Note to self... Don't leave plastic things in carb dip... (note the knobs on the locking hub) 2 cone washers down, 1 to go and it's getting ugly! This is your spindle locknut, this is your spindle locknut on screw driver and hammer... Well I've got everything off of the axle, only thing left is the differential, guess I'll start working on it tonight, is there anything I need to mark before I start tearing into it?? I'm regearing and posibbly replacing everything in there so I figured it wouldn't matter... I also emailed MAD4WD, to see if they are gonna make some outer axle seals for the D44 like the ones Manny instead in his D60. They said they should start offering them shortly, awesome! I've already started collecting parts, but I need a good place to order gears, install kit, locking hubs, spindle locknut kits, and the spindle seal seats (axle oil slinger). Does anyone know what the going rate to get stuff hot tanked is? I would love to be able to take stuff to a shop and have it dipped, it would save me so much time and would make it alot easier. Thanks for looking guys, any suggestions or tips you've got let me know! I can use all the help I can get.