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what front axle is this???

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by misfit, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. misfit

    misfit 1/2 ton status

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    was at the junkyard and saw a 69-70 1/2 ton chevy, and the front axle was closed knuckle, with drum brakes. what the heck is that?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Should be the D44, which is what GM had on the pre 71 trucks. All were the closed knuckle and drum brakes like you saw. If you ever have a truck with this axle, convert it over to an open knuckle, disc brake front from a newer truck.
     
  3. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    I have one on my 70 now. Dosen't stop for sh!! . I am putting on a HD D44 with disc brakes out of a 76 3/4 ton really soon. I would love to go with a D60 but those things are $$$$$$.

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