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Screwed up my D44, Help!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LVJimmy, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. LVJimmy

    LVJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I have 70 Jimmy with a D44 front axle that I twisted the left side shaft on. I went to get a replacement and decided to upgrade to front disc brakes. I acquired the new shafts, knuckles and brakes from a 72 Blazer. The problem is the 72 shafts are a little to long and will not allow reassembly of the hubs. The original shafts are long gone so I can’t tell if they would work. Anyone have any idea on what year shafts I can use? Nice bonus is the 72 shafts are a larger diameter than the 70’s, I wish they would have worked.
     
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    LVJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I've looked through the LMC catalog but could find anything but I guess I should give them a call. From what I found on the Dana website it looks like the axle shafts in the 70 were only used in that year.

    Maybe it's time to get a D60 and a 14 bolt.

    Thanks for the suggestions,
     
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    be VERY weary of the information on that site. it has been proven to be innacurate MANY times.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Not to mention that almost every link for a replacement part takes you to J.C. Whitney.
     

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