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Need Help Identifying Axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Polaris, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to help a local guy sell his Jimmy. He says it has 1-ton axles, but in my limited experience I am not sure that is what they are. I don't think he is dishonest but maybe just doesn't know either. My hubby says they aren't. I took some pics and they are towards the bottom of this page if you could have a look for yourself. Thanks!
    http://polariswebdesign.com/79jimmy
     
  2. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I can tell you this much... it looks 3/4 ton to me. The rear is a 14 bolt (I don't know if its a full float or semi float) and I think the front is a D44. I know it isn't a D60 because it has 4 u bolts... can anybody back me up on this?
     
  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    The front is definitely a Dana 44 which is not 1 ton, and the rear is a 14 bolt and I'm pretty sure it is of the full floating variety. Looks like 3/4 ton to me!

    Mike
     
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Yup, that's 3/4 ton. Looks like a 14b FF and the front is definately a D44. </font color>
     
  5. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks guys! I have sent him an e-mail with my findings. Now, I need to help him find a buyer so that I can pay for the soft top I got from him! LOL. Talk about motivation. Also I want the truck whenever I see it, but can't afford it. Rather just see it gone then!
     
  6. Silver84k5

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    It is a Full Floater, 100% sure
     
  7. bobsurf

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    Curious, is there something in the picture that tells you it is a Full Floater, or just that all 3/4 ton 14Bolts are Full?
     
  8. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    the semifloat 14 is an entirely different axle.
    the cover looks more like a 10 bolt.
    the FF14 has a very distictive shape inspection cover, looks like nothing else
     
  9. Swanson52

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    The shape of the differential covers on a semi-floating and full floating 14 bolt are different. [​IMG] Full Floater
    [​IMG] Semi Floater
     
  10. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Most definitely, positively, absolutely, surely, the front IS a D44 and the rear IS a 14FF. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif (I have over 16 years of experience identifying axles /forums/images/icons/wink.gif)
     
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    Thanks guys, that'll help with the junkyard searches. I can only imagine pulling a 14 bolt, and ending up with a Semi Floater. /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  12. Scorpion

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    If you're uncertain if it's a full floater or not, look at the hubs on the diff. If there are 8 bolt heads in the hubs (these hold the axle into the hub and is what makes it a full floater), it's a full floater and you can be 100% sure.
     
  13. TopOff

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    Semi Floaters work! ARB available too!

    I haven't heard of anyone breaking a C-clip on these yet.

    Or the axles. The only problem is no one makes the disc brake kit. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    Gotta' defend the semi-floaters... /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  14. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Wrong! TSM makes rear disc brackets for just about ANY semi-floater.
     
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