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Front axle ID

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazbrnc, Jun 1, 2001.

  1. blazbrnc

    blazbrnc 1/2 ton status

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    Last night I looked at a '76 4x4 3/4 ton camper special. I gave the guy what he wanted for it and I will pick it up this weekend (20 miles away, no motor, should be interesting). I was wondering if anyone would know what front axle it has. The reason I am asking is the front hubs have bolts holding on the end cap with a small dust shield in the center. It kinda looks like a FF rear hub. I know this is a full time set up I have just never seen it. The pumkin cover is from a dana and it has a drain plug in it. Like an idiot I never counted the number of bolts on the cover. Anyone have an idea what this thing is? Thanks
     
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Look in the Tech section of this site. There is a complete rundown of axles with pics. What it should be though is a Dana 44 or a 10 bolt.

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  3. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    1976 3/4 ton frontend should be a Dana 44. And I think you are describing external hubs which is normal too. One of my buddies has a 1974 3/4 ton and his frontend is the same way with external hubs.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     

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