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Removing Ford D44 wedges.

Most know I have a D44 from a 76-77 Ford F150, well I got to tearing the axle down and figuring out how to remove the wedges.

the wedges are welded on, i ground down the welds but they still do not want to come off.

Will I just have to grind the whole thing off? Or will it come off? Any techniques?
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do you wanna keep these?

if not cut em in half and get a big hammer.

or if you have a torch just start taken them off piece by piece
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keep grinding at the welds. just make sure you dont mess up the tubes.
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keep grinding at the welds. just make sure you dont mess up the tubes.

So you are implying they will come off in one piece? If so ill keep grinding.
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do you wanna keep these?

if not cut em in half and get a big hammer.

or if you have a torch just start taken them off piece by piece

nope I dont want to keep them.

I would use the torch and I tried but I want to keep the heat down.
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keep grinding at the welds. just make sure you dont mess up the tubes.


just make sure not to sit in 1 spot with the grinder for too long.....you will heat the tubes and could potentially warp the tube...
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just make sure not to sit in 1 spot with the grinder for too long.....you will heat the tubes and could potentially warp the tube...

that is why i dont want to use the torch. guess ill keep grinding... fun fun
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that axle should have the crazy thick tubes, so its not a big deal with the heat. But it is good to be on the safe side.
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that axle should have the crazy thick tubes, so its not a big deal with the heat. But it is good to be on the safe side.

good to know, but Ill leave the torch as last resort
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did ya get em off?
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did ya get em off?

I'm at work you slacker!

Might do some work tonight.


"do work son" right? lol
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I'm at work you slacker!

Might do some work tonight.


"do work son" right? lol

haha you got it right man..do work!!
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you guys work? mani thought you sat at home and spent all day on R-F...
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you guys work? mani thought you sat at home and spent all day on R-F...

speak for yourself!
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Grind down the weld as well as possible then keep hitting each wedge with a BFH until they come off.
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you guys work? mani thought you sat at home and spent all day on R-F...

haha i get to work at 6 get online at 8 30 get back on at 12 home by 3..gotta love it
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Grind down the weld as well as possible then keep hitting each wedge with a BFH until they come off.

that was my plan but I just got home at 11.
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d44 is gettin started...awesome.
whatcha doin with the old one..lol
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d44 is gettin started...awesome.
whatcha doin with the old one..lol

lol putting it under your truck!
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and E is going to sell me the superlift

its an evan thing you just wont understand
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Yah, uhh Zak Bird, dibs on D30 and related componentry. We'll talk numbers son!
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Yah, uhh Zak Bird, dibs on D30 and related componentry. We'll talk numbers son!

are you serious? if so that is cool. i will not be keeping it around.

It has 4.56 gears and a Detroit TrueTrac too.
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woot i got two of them off!

2 more to go!
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are you serious? if so that is cool. i will not be keeping it around.

It has 4.56 gears and a Detroit TrueTrac too.
Hah uhhhhh...**** ill pm you
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