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ford dana 44 in a GM

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jasonkh2tg, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. jasonkh2tg

    jasonkh2tg 1/2 ton status

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    Ive heard that 78 and 79 leaf spring dana 44 and dana 60 have the same spring pearch spacing as solid axle gm...Just wondering if any one can confrirm or deny this...Just want to get some questions I have out of the way before I begin a SAS...thanks...
     
  2. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    other that the differentail being on the wrong side I'm sure you can move the perches to fit. with a grinder and welding machine/
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    he is building a ifs to solid axle.

    i have heard that the 44 ford you need is a ext cab only in a 1/2 ton as std cab was coil spring. but ext cab was leaf spring. and if 3/4 ton thay are what you need. but in a 60 front good luck finding a cheep one. thay go quick.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    some early F150s came with leaf springs no matter what they are.

    If it is a leaf sprung dana 44, it will work for you. The spacing is about .5" different than a GM front axle, but thats so little, you will barely notice.

    Go for it.
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    Geeze sorry I didn't read the last line obviously. My friend did exactly that when he SASd his 3/4ton. he used coils and radius arm links. . with an 8lug ford D44. worked really good.
     

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