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Question about converting to 8-lug front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by IGOR, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm changing to 8-lug on my front axle - 72 Blazer - Dana 44 front with discs. I'm changing to a 73-76 3/4 ton front Dana 44.

    Will I need to get the pieces inside the bearing hub - (ie the little washer, two threaded hub nuts, etc) from a 3/4 ton, or will the ones that are in there now work?

    Thanks,

    Ben
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    All of your current washers and nuts will work. If you are using first design spindles make sure that you get first design hubs to go along with it. I think the second design will be easier to find though. If you decide to use second design stuff you will need spindles and hubs, your current manual locking hubs will still work on the second design stuff as long as they are not the external type which use 6 large studs and nuts to attach the the hubs.
     

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