I'm looking for a hp d44 that doesn't have the cast wedges. I was told cast wedges were only used in 78-79. Is this the case? Can someone please post pics of cast wedge vs weld on? Thanks
The F-250 Camper Specials had High Pinion, Kingpin, Drivers drop D60's under them. The ring gears are pretty beefy, and they come in a ton of ratios. In the older 1970's D60 models the stub shaft tapered down at the hub and they're prone to snapping. But once you replace it with the 35 splines they're pretty damn beefy.I found an earily 70s f250 but it has closed knuckles. It's leaf sprung but I heard that the closed knuckle axles were weaker that the open ones.
Also....wasn't there another frount axle used in those trucks? Someone told me that it was a Spicer 60. They also said that it was about the same strength as a 44 but was really had to find parts for...shafts, breaks, and there wernt many aftermarket gear sets made for them. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?