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Old 12-05-2005, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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73 Chevy 3/4ton

Would a 1973 Chevy 3/4 ton have a dana 60 in the front, I know It has the Corp. 14 rear, It has the 4 spd, and not sure what t-case, Im hopping to pick it up for $1500 not to sure though... Thanks
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think it will only be a dana 44 up front..

is it that hard to look?
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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not d60, only in 1tons. uve got a d44
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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damn... That axle isnt worth shit, right? Its not hard to look, I just havnt had time to go out and look at it... I just found out it was being sold!
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If it's a heavy 3/4, will have the bigger hubs on it, little thicker tubes, not much to brag about, but a good rig to start with. T-case will be 203 or 205. Even in a 1 ton of that year it will be a 44HD, 60s didn't come along till 77 IIRC.
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60s didn't come along till 77 IIRC.
That's correct.
73 - 76 had d44 fronts
77 - 78 could have a d44 or a 10 bolt
79 - 87 1/2 and 3/4 tons had a 10 bolt
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Even in a 1 ton of that year it will be a 44HD, 60s didn't come along till 77 IIRC.
I have never heard of a one ton 4x4 before '76/'77 before, except for older Napco's. Never seen one, thats for sure. Chevy lit doesnt have one listed.

Do they actually exist or am I on crack?
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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We have a 74' K30 4x4 crew cab dually with a big hub D44/D70hd.I know of others that bought them new in 73' or 74'.I think it was only CC dually's though because that's all I've ever seen or heard of.
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well those -'76 d44's have flat top knuckles, which are what you need for cross-over steering.
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The 76 I just picked up only has driver side flattop knuckle. Came off a 76 K20. All around a beefy looking 44 compared to others I have seen.
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My dad has a 73, 3/4 ton with the D44 up front and has ran everything from 38in ground hawgs to 33in AT's. He drives it like he stole it and i've only seen him break front axle a couple times. Just my .02
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Wouldn't that be a waste of money to put it into a Dana 44? I will just have to look around, Thanks for all the replies...
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Thread high jack for the same question as above.

I am looking at a 1/2 chev and the seller has 3/4 axles to go with it, he has a 14bolt rear and a Dana 44 front (open diffs). The truck is currently rolling on 10bolt axles (open diff), would it be worth it to swap in the Dana 44 for the front, the 14 bolt will definately be swapped in.

If I swap in the Dana 44, will steering modifications have to be made to it or will it be the same as a 10 bolt steering setup?

I am having the same debate as Twiztedmods, is the axle worth swapping in or should the 10 bolt be left in place? Currently running 35" tires.... thinking about 4.56 gearing.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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A 73 3/4 will have what some people refer to as a 44hd. Has thicker than normal tubes and will have the 'bolt-on' locking hubs. Will also have flat top knuckles. that is unless a D60 was swapped in somewhere along the line. Is there ball joints or does it have the bearing trunions?
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