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Im narrowing my Dana 44 out of a 77 f150. The inner shaft on the long side is 34.75" and I am looking to find a factory shaft thats about 4-5" narrower to match my D44 rear. The only requirement is that it have the 297x ujoint. Are there any factory length shafts that will work for me?
 

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I believe most people who do this go to a wagoneer or scout inner longside shaft. Couldn't tell you exact shaft lengths off-hand.
 

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I'm using inners out of an 80-84 Jeep Wagoner--passenger side is 32.12 inches; driver-side is 15.8 inches.
 

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Does anyone know if the Rubicon inner axle can be used in the earlier D44s? It is the closest to the length that I am looking for and it is 30 spline like my HP44. I would think that parts would be easier to find also. I couldnt find the diameter of the axles so that may be the difference between the two.
 

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Does anyone know if the Rubicon inner axle can be used in the earlier D44s? It is the closest to the length that I am looking for and it is 30 spline like my HP44. I would think that parts would be easier to find also. I couldnt find the diameter of the axles so that may be the difference between the two.
Good question, I would like to know also.
 

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Well by looking at the chart it looks like they could be used. The only difference is the u joint but the 5-760x is just the new version of the 5-297x from what Ive read.
 

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Well by looking at the chart it looks like they could be used. The only difference is the u joint but the 5-760x is just the new version of the 5-297x from what Ive read.
Thats right.Looks to me like it would fit.Just a thought, I cut my HP44 down on the long side to Waggy length,this made my front axle about 3" wider thain the rear(not a problem) I left it long so on a sharp turn my 36.13.50 would not hit my springs and frame.(YJ spring over)
 

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Thats about what Im shooting for. I am looking for 62"-63" WMS to WMS so either the Rubicon inner or Waggy inner would work to get me that width. Anyone have a passenger side inner Rubi axle for sale?
 

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The 80-85 Wagoneer & Cherokee is 32.12 which is what I used on my HP44.If you are only cutting the long side the whole axle must go over half that distance, make sure you have clearance for the ft. drive shaft.
 
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