Yes, there were a few years ('82 and '83 stick in my mind, but I can't confirm that) where the 1-tons had Dana 44 fronts. Also, those trucks usually came with 208's instead of the usual 205.MissBigTires said:Well here's something weird too. The 8 Lug 44 I have is supposedly out of an 83 1-Ton. I was told that they put D44's in 1-tons for a short while while they were switching to shift on the fly 4wd. Can anyone confirm this?