1979 f-250 HP dana 44 Big Hub? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-27-2010
t5cents's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 1,521
1979 f-250 HP dana 44 Big Hub?

is this a good axle for SASing? i already have 2 dana 30's but dont want to waist my time with those...i dont remember if 79 is a good year.....i seem to remember 77's being good but did they change anything in 79? also are these set up for leaves or coil with radius arms? is so is 79 cast on wedges or weld on? thanks

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/pts/2081207277.html

sorry for the 2 threads but i want to know if i should buy this before its gone and for some reason the SAS section doesnt go on the main page?...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-27-2010
Foxracin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NC
Posts: 42
A f250 d44 will be leaf spring and 8 lug.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-27-2010
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
a 79 is setup with leaves.

it also has smaller hubs on it which the same as half tons. its not the large hubs like found on 76 and 77

you could weld on lower link mounts without having to do much grinding at all. i think there is enough room on the drivers side.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2010
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
all 73-79 4x4 3/4 tons have leaf springs

I'm confused on the hub sizes, I don't think they are different. You can swap wheels on any 73-79 3/4 ton with each other
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-27-2010
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
all 73-79 4x4 3/4 tons have leaf springs

I'm confused on the hub sizes, I don't think they are different. You can swap wheels on any 73-79 3/4 ton with each other
yeah but the hubs are different. 76 to 77.5 have the large hub that are red and say ford on them surrounded by a large piece of aluminum and have large 5/16" style allen bolts on them.

77.5-79 are similar hubs but the lockouts are like the ones found on half tons

you can swap wheels no problem they are all 8on6.5
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-27-2010
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Alright I see what you mean now, thanks for the clarification
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-28-2010
t5cents's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 1,521
do u think that it says big hub then because he swapped the hubs possibly? thanks
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2010
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Possible I need to see a picture
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1979 f-250 HP dana 44? t5cents Solid Axle Swaps 1 11-27-2010 11:59 AM
eBay / Craigslist Find: UWS Black Low-Pro toolbox $250 kernerville NC $250 dixie_boysles eBay & Craigslist Finds 5 10-28-2010 03:19 PM
For Sale: Dana 35 hub - Dana 28 hub - Dana 35 axle piece - Kansas 1996Ranger4x4SuperCabSTX Engine & Drivetrain 4 11-30-2009 10:05 AM
For Sale: Dana 28 hub - Dana 35 hub - Dana 35 axle piece 1996Ranger4x4SuperCabSTX Engine & Drivetrain 6 11-06-2009 11:46 AM
1979 dana 44 hp question 05edge Drivetrain Tech 4 09-16-2009 10:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.