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I WANT TO PUT IN A D44 FRONT....6LUG...
I DONT WANT TO OUTBOARD THE FRONT SPRINGS..

IF I CUT THE LONG SIDE ON A 69" 44 TO MAKE THE CAST PERCH SIT ON THE SPRING WHAT WOULD I END UP WITH FOR WIDTH...

MY SPRING C TO C IS LIKE 27"....

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For my D-44 front I cut the long side of a Chevy housing 4". That made the spring perches line up almost perfect and the long side shaft out of a mid-80's Wagoneer fits like it was made to go there. I think my overall width is like 65" with the 8-lug outers <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">

Hope this helps!
 

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Ryan,

A Chevy D44 has the spring perches at 31.5" and your Cruiser has them around 27" so you need to cut about 4.5" off the long side.

8 lug 44s are 69"
6 lug 44s are 67"

Looks like you will have a 62.5" front end if you only cut down the long side. If you want a narrower axle, then you can cut down the short side as well.
 

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How wide were you wanting to be?

Did you want to use a "stock" replacement axle for the side you shorten?
etc.
E-mail me and I'll send you the "recipe".
 

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Wider Is Better !!!!


My Opinion
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