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dodge outers on chevy D44?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a 4.10 d44 front end that is out to the knukles only. I need to put 8 lug outers on it and a friend has an old 3/4 ton dodge he said I could have the outers off. I looked at some late 80 early 90 fords we have out back they are different with the knuckle and and backing plate as 1 unit. Will the older dodge outers work (spindles, baking plates, brakes and bearing hubs) on the chevy knuckles and axle shafts?
     
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    Yes.... but I think you would need go Dodge from the knuckles out. The caliper mounts are gonna be all different....

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  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    will the chevy axle shafts work? I will basically have a complete dodge front d44 to steal whatever I need if I think it will work. I will only do if chevy shafts will work since I have a couple spare 6 lug d44 laying around for spare parts too.
     
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    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    You mean.... are the Outter stubs the same Chevy or Dodge?

    If the Dodge has locking hubs, then yes.... If the Dodge has those stupid unit bearing hubs, then no.

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    they are all intercahngeable but like he said brakes and what not might be different. The axle shafts are the same not matter what the axle, they are all the same length and spline count. BTW, you wanna kick down some blue torch fab stuff for the advice...haha
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    umm.. lemme think about it... errr, NADA! :D:D:D:D

    Anyways cool, a frined gave me that dodge d44 in trade for me building some disk brake brackets so I can get 8 lug all around on the 71. On second thought I might trade that BTF stuff for a 60 front :D but i would still have to think long and hard. :p:
     
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    if you could get a good 60 front for em then I would say go for it!!!!! I'm thinking baout going to a 60 here someday soon too, only cause i'm kinda tired of not having a front locker (to keep the 44 alive:P).
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a 60 on the truggy. The 71 will prob only run 35s or 37s and mainly for mild trails and mountain camping etc so I think the d44 might survive. I will definately be packing around a spare set up shafts though. If I come across a deal for a 60 I definately won't pass it up though.
     
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    i dont think anyone would pass up a deal on a 60::-D:
     
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    i have one for like 900 with an open diff , currently welded but will include an open diff , has full hydro mount on axle tube/hydro assist tab.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I scored my last 60 for $400. Will wait for another deal like that before I get one. I think the 44 will hold up to 35s in this rig ok though. Ended up that dodge front being drum brakes. MTChevy has one for me though :)
     
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    drum brakes are yucky!
     

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