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ID this axle? (D60 or D44)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieBlazer, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer Diesel Powered Premium Member

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    My buddy thinks its a d60, I think it may be but also could be a d44. Notice it has ball joints, yet it has a strange mount on the pass side leaf, like a 60. I considered buying this rig from the bone yard but really not sure that what I am dealing with and what its worth...looks like a one ton chevy its under has 14FF rear but could be a 3/4ton, don't know the exact history of it, but anything could have been swapped in.....could this be the mysterious d61 i read about on pirate? The guy is asking $800 for the rig.
    Pics here
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    It's absolutely a D44.

    It's a Dodge D44, they did the 3 u-bolt/2 studs thing on their 44's. Also that axle is for a full time truck and will not readily accept locking hubs without swapping to bearing hubs with a "snout".

    Edit : spelling /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  3. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Dodge 44. sway bar on the U-bolt plates are the give away for the dodge, the ball joint with leaf springs is the giveaway for D44.
     
  4. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    I always use the steering arm for d44/d60 identification.

    D60 has 4 bolts

    D44 has 3 bolts (just likt the 10 bolts)
     
  5. 85HeartBurb

    85HeartBurb 1/2 ton status

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    Also on GM D60's the steering arm is straight not the u shape.......
     
  6. mosesburb

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    It's a D44 and judging by the components shown, it is definitely in a Dodge and I would venture to say, because of the color of the hub, that it is in a M880 Military 1-1/4 Ton truck.
     

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