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D44 knuckle question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekquistk5, May 26, 2005.

  1. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I buddy of mine has D44 Flat top knuckles from a furd. It has the floating brakes thingy, can I use these knuckles and just torch or cut of the brakes, then just use my backing plates and run chevy brakes, and spindles, and hubs??? Just looking to go crossover! Thanks guys
     
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    the easy answer is no, you cant. The Fird uses five studs to hold the spindle on and the Chevy uses six. therefore, the backing plates from a chevy won't fit on a Fird. You could have them machined. You can use Fird knuckles on a chevy/dodge axles, but everything from the knuckle out must be Fird too.
     
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    Thanks, I guess I'll keep looking for a chevy d44 with the flatties!
     
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    saw one for 100.00 already machined. Saw it today, but can't remember where...CK5, Pirate, or NorCalBigDawgs :confused:
     

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