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FullFloater front axle, wide 16.5 rims???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by uglytruk, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. uglytruk

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    Among the junk I've collected, is a front axle off a '77 3/4T Sub. It has floating front axles. I guess if I put these on another truck, I'd install manual hubs. What can I learn about this axle?
    Next are the wheels from my '79 3/4T 2wd. They're 16.5 and WIDE! Why are all the 16" rims, even to current, so skinny, compared to the 15" Rallye Wheels?
    The manual hub is on a rusty '85 1/2T I saw in a field. Not the usual variation...

    Suburban 16.5 rims, 77 tcase, ff axle... 001.jpg

    Suburban 3 27 06 ball joints, fr axle, weird wd rr axle 001.jpg

    Suburban 16.5 rims, 77 tcase, ff axle... 003.jpg
     
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    Now the rims...
    The pumpkin (above) is from the same FullFloater

    Suburban 16.5 rims, 77 tcase, ff axle... 006.jpg
     
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    That first pic is a 3/4ton D44 external hubbed front axle
     
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    Whatza D44? Sumptin' Clint Eastwood would carry? Is Advance gonna' have da partz? Manual hubs? Whatz the last year? Larger JB7 calipers like my '87 3/4T w/HD (13") rear brakes?
     
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    dana 44. 8.5 inch ring gear.

    last year for dana 44 was 79 or so.

    advance should have the parts, or can get the parts if you know what you are looking for and can find a counterperson worth a crap.

    dunno on the brakes.
     
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    Weird? Saw on I89 (South), Burlington, Vt...Ct tags...

    Dually fenders, but not a dually... Any clue?

    Suburban 3 27 06 ball joints, fr axle, weird wd rr axle 006.jpg

    Suburban 3 27 06 ball joints, fr axle, weird wd rr axle 005.jpg
     
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    Dually axle running a single wide wheel
     
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    The Dana 44 looks like the fr axle on my '83, and '87... just coincidence? I'll check www.warn.com for man hubs... But I like the jumbo knob on the above picture. I'll try and buy the hulk. I have a similar set elsewhere from SEARS, I think... Easy grip, good w/gloves! :eek1:
     
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    Will these fit the Dana 44?

    SUPERWINCH Dana 44 Manual Locking Hubs Part 400518

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    Those are internal hubs, that one takes external hubs

    External hubs actually have a spacer between the hub turn dial knob and the bearing hub on the spindle
     
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    Yeah... Plasticy corrogated spacer thingy. Leaves the hub out in the breeze, though. I'll try AZ and hold one in my hand...
     
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    thats the right hub for the 8 lug d44 in the first picture.

    if you run one of these, check & tighten the 6 3/8" bolts EVERYTIME YOU PUT IT IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE! They back out like nobodies business, loctite, lock washers, nothing has kept mine in, so i just tighten them every time.
     
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    Those are not dually fenders,they are made to look like dually's.They make a kit for the burbans,put dually wheels on a single axle with these fenders.

    Also the wheel's that you have the 16.5's are 8'' wide ,16's are 6.5 .most of the 8'' wide came on camper special trucks

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    MileMarker 423 hubs for my '77 3/4t Dana 44?

    Right on! the deep-dish wheels came with my CamperSpecial '79 3/4t. Learn something new everyday! :wink1:

    Next question... MileMarker 423 hubs. Are they the ones that will fit my floater fr axle? Partz 4 sale are 19 spline. Says to '77 and have plasticy spacer. Just want to make sure...

    Suburban 16.5 rims, 77 tcase, ff axle... 001.jpg
     
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    More hub questions...
    Are MileMarker (StreetMaster) 302 the same as 103? The listing says 1/2 PU, then Jimmy/ Sub. I just took Warn hubs off my '86 1/2T 'Burb and popped 'em on my '87 3/4T 'Burb. And they sure look like my '83 1/2T PU...
     
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    Kinda off topic, but all front axles are full floaters. I am assuming you are calling this one a floater becuase of the hub. Full floating simply means the weight of the vehicle rides on the bearings on a spindle. Semi floating axleshafts support the weight on the shafts themselves 10b 12b and the 9.5" 14B. Just thought I would clear that up for ya.:D
     
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    Yeah, need some lessons... 1:15 AM now, so tomorrow... Thanks, Andrew
     

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