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Difference between 6 and 8 bolt front diffs HELP

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 80blackgmc, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. 80blackgmc

    80blackgmc Registered Member

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    Hey guys. I have an '80 3/4 ton with a Dana 44 front and 14bff rear. Both are large 8 bolts. My Dana 44 is broken, and I just found a complete, nice Dana 44 at the local boneyard from a 1/2 ton with 6 bolt rotors on it. Took it home.

    Are my hubs the same?

    Will my 8 bolt rotors fit on this diff, or will I have to change out the knuckles and stuff? Thanks guys!!!
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well , if its an earlier small bearing axle your going to reuse everything on YOURS from the backing plate out . But since you need YOUR backing plates anyway since they are bigger , you have to tear it down , so use your stuff anyway /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. 80blackgmc

    80blackgmc Registered Member

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    Yeah, I took it all appart today, makes sence. Thanks a lot guys
     

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