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Weird front axle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cavalry, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Went junkyarding today....found a 82 chevy 4WD with 2500 series badges on it. 8 lug front axle has big spicer lockouts like a D60, they entirely fill the ID of the rim hole...but the steering arm has 3 bolts like a 10 bolt etc and it had balljoints so it isnt a D60.

    Any ideas what this axle was....oh yeah other good stuff was a 14FF 4 spd and looks to be a 205 transfer.....maybe I will have to give it a new home
     
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    8 lug D44. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. Cavalry

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    I figured that...but why the big hubs?...I run a 8 lug D44 on my K5 it has the little hubs..... I guess the confusion is I dont regulary see the big hubs on the D44
     
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    ...it might be a D44 w/ the older style external drive hubs...
     
  5. Cavalry

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    ...it might be a D44 w/ the older style external drive hubs...

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    nope these were internal....just BIG
     
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    IF its the original axle it would be a 10 bolt yes....I think 79 was the transition year???
     
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    were they big hubs with a blue plastic piece that you turn to lock the hubs?
     
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    were they big hubs with a blue plastic piece that you turn to lock the hubs?

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    The plastic part of the hub was tan/orange
     
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    like this

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    Sounds like a 12 bolt front. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I figured that...but why the big hubs?...I run a 8 lug D44 on my K5 it has the little hubs..... I guess the confusion is I dont regulary see the big hubs on the D44

    [/ QUOTE ]i've got a set(d60r/d44f)that came off a '72 3/4t.the d44 has the larger hubs than is currently on a '76 3/4t. i have.the d44 also has pss.side flat-top knuckles.
     
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    Sounds like a 12 bolt front

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    Oh dear God, please don't get that started again. I really don't want Executioner coming around again... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    yeppers thats what they look like
     
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    It's a d44 w/ external bolt on hubs. Must of been swapped in. 78 was the last year of the d44
     
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    yeppers thats what they look like

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    anyone know what brand these lockout are? How much would the hubs and lockouts be worth for an 8lug swap? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
    rotors need turned but otherwise it just a little rusty from sitting /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Look like the Spicers that my dad has on his '74(? who really knows actual year lol) D44.

    He had actually talked to Spicer about getting parts for them, the plastic konb on one of his broke. Ended up using a Ford one, but it's red. Yuck. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    It should also have flat tops on it.
     
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    anyone know what brand these lockout are? How much would the hubs and lockouts be worth for an 8lug swap? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
    rotors need turned but otherwise it just a little rusty from sitting /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    the ones I looked at were spicer brand
     

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