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Dana 30 front disc conversion.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jk3078, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. jk3078

    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, so I have a dana 30 front, open knuckel, drums brake, and I have a dodge 44 front with discs. Would it be possible to use the outers from the 44 to convert the 30 to disc? They bolth have the 5 on 5 bolt pattern. Thanks and sorry for the Heepy ?'s.:eek1: :doah: :( :mad: :haha:
     
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    No.... you're talkin' about a 72-76 brake drum D30...right... :dunno:

    The knuckes are different.

    You'd need to find a 77 and newer D30 eqipped w/ disc brakes.... Used to be rare to find these laying around, but not so much anymore since everybody goes fullsize or bigger anymore...

    No worries....... I'm a closet Heep guy too - just nobody knows it cuz I drive a Marvzda.! :D

    Marv
     
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    That is sorta correct but with the wrong explination. THe knuckles are different but interchange. They use the same Ball joint and will swap. The trick becomes the Ujoint. Your D30 uses a 269 joint and the D44 (if post 73) uses a 297 ujoint. So you have the option of running the pre 73 chevy or dodge stub shaft with the D30 269 Ujoint or buying aftermarket inner shafts that use 297 joints in the D30.
    This is the process the jeep guys use to run high steer.
     
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    Wow.... ! Good info... Learn somethin' new everyday!

    Thanks 6.2puller..

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    Thanks 6.2, I have this stuff laying around (the 44) and was hoping to be able to "sweeten the pot" on the jeep rolling chassy I have up for sale.
     

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