My dad's '74 dana 44 has worn out tie-rods. He has checked prices, the long end alone is over $100. (approx. $125 apparently) In looking at the LMC catalog, the '74 setup is *similar* to the 10 bolt setup, except for 3 things: the steering stabilizer mount, the tie rods going underneath instead of on top of the steering arms(? at each wheel) and a slight "offset" or bend in the '74 passenger side tie-rod end. If you moved the steering stabilizer mount on the axle tube, would you be able to run the 10 bolt tie-rods on the earlier dana 44 axle, with no problems? Only things that seem to be likely no-go problems are different tie rod "socket" (as GM calls them) sizes, and that offset passenger side tie-rod end. I believe you can get an entire 10 bolt tie-rod setup for less than the one end of the early 44 setup. BTW, there are apparently 3 setups, but all are either 2 or 3 piece. (either an adjusting tube in the center, and two seperate tie-rods, or just tow tie-rod ends, one long, one short) I did a search, I'm surprised this hasn't come up before.