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I am sick and tired off blowing u-joints and axles apart everytime I go out on the trails. I know I know, buy a 60, can't afford that right know, so instead I would like to weld 60 knuckles on my 44 housing, and have custom shafts made with 44 shafts and 60 joints. Also somehow still use my 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. IS this possible, has anyone done this or have any ideas how to do it. The only money I would have in this is the custom shafts, and miscellaneous adapters and things.

ANY Help or critizism appriciated!!

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wouldnt you still have the problem of breaking shafts? yup,,,,,,, try moser axles. they seem to be pretty tough,,,,but it seems like you would have more $$$$$ invested if you tried to do all that than just buy a 60. get a 60 man,,you would be money and time ahead.
 

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Originally posted by 4x4man:
<STRONG>wouldnt you still have the problem of breaking shafts? yup,,,,,,, try moser axles. they seem to be pretty tough,,,,but it seems like you would have more $$$$$ invested if you tried to do all that than just buy a 60. get a 60 man,,you would be money and time ahead.</STRONG>
I never break the shafts, just the jopints and then the ears on the shafts.

I could do this for less than $1000.00. I have a friend that could do this in his sleep and he has the 60, and owes me a favor for doing his roof on his garage with BornInaJeep.

The only problem is making my 5 0n 5.5 wheels work to keep my beadlocks and same wheel pattern front to back.

I think that is the only problem!


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anyone know what kind of setup sunray, and dynatrac are using to be able to use 5 on 5.5 wheels?

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Currie is using the late model Ford 60's, and machining and redrilling the hubs and they also use smaller brakes than what the 60 has. I think dynatrac is making their own 5 lug hubs that fit on the 1-ton spindles. I would use the chevy 60 hubs as they are cast steel not iron, and you can weld up the holes and redrill, turn off alot of the un-need steel and use 1/2 ton brakes.
 

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Originally posted by goat1:
<STRONG>Currie is using the late model Ford 60's, and machining and redrilling the hubs and they also use smaller brakes than what the 60 has. I think dynatrac is making their own 5 lug hubs that fit on the 1-ton spindles. I would use the chevy 60 hubs as they are cast steel not iron, and you can weld up the holes and redrill, turn off alot of the un-need steel and use 1/2 ton brakes.</STRONG>

Thanks for the info! I will look into those.


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You could run a 60 center section from a rear axle and have the bigger shafts also, that would be a better set-up ,if you're able to find the outer knuckles at a good price.
I think that stockton will swap-out the centers of your wheels to 8-lug for less than the machining would be to re-do the hubs.
 

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Originally posted by dirtrod:
<STRONG>You could run a 60 center section from a rear axle and have the bigger shafts also, that would be a better set-up ,if you're able to find the outer knuckles at a good price.
I think that stockton will swap-out the centers of your wheels to 8-lug for less than the machining would be to re-do the hubs.</STRONG>

I agree that would be a better set up, buying the whole damn thing would be best. But I just cant swing that right know. I also really do not want to change the bolt pattern if I do not have to. Then I have to chang the rear as well.

I also have access to a machineist for a very cheap if any price.

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Originally posted by badassjeepguy:
<STRONG>btt, any body think thise is possible?</STRONG>
Uh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You Probably Break you'r Kitchen Sink If it You Used It!!! Too Much!!! But You don't so That Is Not An Issue hehehehehehehe


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Originally posted by Adam Ant:
<STRONG>Uh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You Probably Break you'r Kitchen Sink If it You Used It!!! Too Much!!! But You don't so That Is Not An Issue hehehehehehehe


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Adam,</STRONG>
you dont think runnin a 44 or a 31spline 9 with 60 outers is possible?
 

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Get a 60. Your going to go from breaking u-joints to poping shafts at the taper area next to the splines if you stay with D44 sized shafts. You can pick up 14 bolt rears for $200 all day long and some will have Detroit's from the factory. 8 lug rims are not that expensive for steels and you can make a 15 inch rim fit a D60 front with some grinding on the caliper. Your just dumping good money in and in the long run it will cost you more because your still not going to completely fix the problem. You blow a couple custom shafts and you have spent nearly what a D60 is going to set you back if you get a good deal. You can pick up a Beat to crap K30 truck for $1500 and sometimes less and get all the gear in one shot and sell off stuff like cases and tranny and recoupe some money and sell off your axles and cheapen up the deal.
 
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