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Dana 44 Cross over steering...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlackDog714, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. BlackDog714

    BlackDog714 1/2 ton status

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    OK, so I was looking in the ORD page and I found this pic:
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    I have a large hub Dana 44 that is flat on top, but it is not drilled for any mounting bolts. Do you have to drill and tap the top of the spindle? Is there a spindle that is already tapped?

    I want to do a crossover now so I dont have that expense when I put a Dana 60 in later.

    Thanks
     
  2. skratch

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    Yes, you will have to have the hub drilled and tapped. ORD does it for $70.

    But I belive some of the components, like sterring arm and crossover arm will all be different with the D60, I'm not positive though.

    I too am embarking on the quest for crossover and just got my D44 knuckles, need to get them machined now for the crossover steering arm.
     
  3. R72K5

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    you can find higher steer knuckles than that, those are medium high ones there, but i guess it dpeends on how high of TRE's you want really

    good luck
     
  4. Muddytazz

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    There are a number of people including myself. The flat top knuckle is the knuckle that is on the right side of that pic. But yes, to answer you question, someone has to machine the top of the knuckle FLAT and drill and tap it for a steering arm.
     
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    When I did my 10 bolt(same as d44) I had a local machine shop mill the top of the knuckle flat, drill and tap for me. Cost me 30.00.
     
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    yup have to drill and tap it.
    Had a buddy do mine and make a arm from 1" stock. cheap and works like a hot damn! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    When I did my 10 bolt(same as d44) I had a local machine shop mill the top of the knuckle flat, drill and tap for me. Cost me 30.00.

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    That is a damn good price!
     

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