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Old 03-29-2004, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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cast housing dana 44 ?

Ok, don't cuss me if there has been a million threads on this already, I haven't found exactly what I need by the search option.
I am curious as to whether or not you can take a Dana 44 cast housing that is set up for radius arms and set it up for leafs ?
can you drill the radius arm perches to make the ubolts go thru them ? If you have one of these you will know what I am talking about. This is a "CAST" housing, it does not have the welded radius arm brackets.
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can cut them off. I have a 73 D44 EB housing that the previous owned had cut them off to put on his D60. I'd be willing to trade housings if you like is it a early bronco housing? that's what i need.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the simple answer is no. and the complex answer is no. This was hashed out big time less than a month ago.
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you have a 78- 79 d44 , you cant cut off the cast mounts on that axle ..you need a pre 78 axle
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I remembered reading about it on the board, I just didn't remember the final outcome. I thought it was a definite NOT!
I have lifted the suspension roughly 12" and I put the longer radius arms on it so I'll just run it like it is, maybe everything will be ok. I've spent way too much completely going through this 44, and didn't want to risk ruining it before I put it on the trail.
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I stand corrected. I have a 73 D44 from an EB which has the wedges cut off. I guess on later ones you can't.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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kwspony + lockjaw + outalne94z71 + muddinmike = 247 total post.
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i think sombody has an ego problem
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Old 03-31-2004, 10:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mr N,
Not to inflate your ego anymore than it already seems to be but I already had your site bookmarked, if you will go back and read my post you would see that I simply had a question about drilling the mounts! I knew that the housing was cast but I also knew that there was creative ways around it! Maybe you should change your site from Mr N's to Mr Dick's so that everyone with a halfass decent inquiry woud just go elsewhere.
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