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Old 08-18-2001, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Quick front D44 question

figured a chevy guy could answer this one for me:

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Old 08-18-2001, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the only differance is the 3/4 ton is an 8 lug and the calipers would have to grinded to fit 15 inch wheels other than that you get a dana44 1/2 ton and convert it to a 3/4 ton all you need is the disc and backplate calipers are the same as 1/2 ton
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That's only true for 1978 and up d44's and 10-bolts. Earlier than that, and the spindles were different. Go to a parts store and look up bearing part numbers for both. You will see. I know, I tried. The 78+ use 2" ID inner bearings. The pre-78 use smaller ones. The outer bearings are the same on both, though. I had a friend at a drivetrain store look up dimesions to see if he could find a conversion bearing that would fit the 76 spindle and the 3/4 ton rotors and there isn't one.

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Old 08-20-2001, 03:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Brian if I was you I would JUMP on that 60 that you found.. it would be a killer conbo with the rear that you already have. You won't even have to "upgrade" again. Do it right the 1st time.....Just my 2 cents ya know....Good Luck.....need any help call me.... <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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Old 08-20-2001, 04:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go with the 60 I swaped a 44 8lug under mine when I first converted broke it as often as my old 44. just my 2 cents
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