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Finnished my swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big dan, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just wanted to share my success with everybody. Today I finished my 3/4 ton axle swap and lift. I now have a dana 44 and a 14bff with 4.10 gears. Bye bye 10 bolts with 3.08s. I also put on 4inch lift front springs, thanks to dremu, and got rid of the front blocks from the previous owner. Now I get to order 35s and a membership so I can post pics. Thanks for all of the help you all have given me.
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nice,,,,,definitely post pictures, congrats. What wheels you gonna use?
     
  3. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    prolly gonna use the stock wheels that came with the axles. I cant really afford tires and wheels so the stock ones are gonna have to work until i can afford some new ones.
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    :woot:

    Glad the springs went in ... hadn't heard anything from ya in a while, but I guess it's cuz you were busy :D

    Front blocks :doah: ... I am *so* glad you punted those!

    -- A
     
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    IDGMC 1/2 ton status

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    I'm getting ready to do the same swap. What headaches did you run into? brake lines swap across? ubolts the right size? I'm about 3 weeks out from doing mine
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    The brake lines from a 10-bolt won't fit a D44. BUT, you can swap out the calipers. 10-bolt calipers will fit on a D44, and vice versa. 1/2 ton, or 3/4 ton doesn't really matter, it's just a year difference. I'm not sure on the exact cutoff, but IIRC 79 and earlier uses a 7/16" banjo bolt to attach the brake line to the caliper, and 80 and later uses a 10mm banjo bolt. Everything else is a direct swap. So no issues with springs, u-bolts, steering, etc.
     

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