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Okay so my plans are get a full width d-44 front axle, 4in lift coils from bronco graveyard, extend the radius arms about a foot (will see when the time comes), 7* caster bushings, custom shock/coil hoops like zach's and rangerervs, 4.88 gears open front powerlock back, Rear end is a 1970 ford d60 gonna do disk brakes and 4.88's and powerlock. What are you guys all running for rear leaves and how do you like your setup? I was just gonna get 4in lift ranger leafs and leave the stock block. Any opinions or suggestions good/bad are appreciated.
I also am still looking for a front d-44 half ton from 76-79 f-150's or 78-79 bronco's if any has one located close to MI let me know.
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nice start man

enjoy cleaning that all up (:
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Well i got the case,tubes,and hubs all cleaned up im gonna get the leaf perches and shock tabs all ground of tomorrow and get all the paint stripped off the axle then i just gotta get my dad talked into ordering disk brake plates and maybe gears to. What leafs are you guys running in the rear of your trucks. I might just get blocks until i can afford to buy new leafs.
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its getting there. id spend your money on the front first!
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how big are you going?

I am running some procomp springs for a fullsize chevy Pro Comp 13211
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What is the spline count on the rear axle shafts? If it truly did come out of a 70 F250 it should have coarse 16 spline shafts.

I would STRONGLY suggest locking at least the rear axle. The Powerlock is not a very good limited slip and leaving the front open is really gonna suck when you try to go off-road. Buy a set of Lockrights or Aussie lockers, better yet, weld the front or back if you don't have any $$.

I would suggest 4* bushings for the front. 7* bushings will most likely give you too much caster.
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its getting there. id spend your money on the front first!
Ya thats the plan now, the rear is just givin me somthing to do until i get a front axle.
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What is the spline count on the rear axle shafts? If it truly did come out of a 70 F250 it should have coarse 16 spline shafts.

I would STRONGLY suggest locking at least the rear axle. The Powerlock is not a very good limited slip and leaving the front open is really gonna suck when you try to go off-road. Buy a set of Lockrights or Aussie lockers, better yet, weld the front or back if you don't have any $$.

I would suggest 4* bushings for the front. 7* bushings will most likely give you too much caster.
Yup it is a 70's its got the 16 spline shafts Im prollay gonna weld the front since i will be able to unlock the hubs on the street. I dont have the money to lock the rear yet but i can do it later when i save some more $$$ Ive got about 1700 bucks to play with right now.
Also does anyone know if the earlier dana 60's were about 1inch shorter on each side than the the newer ones. The shafts that were in the axle were both snapped, i have some shafts down in the barn that are 16 spline but are about 1in longer.
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how big are you going?

I am running some procomp springs for a fullsize chevy Pro Comp 13211
Gonna run 36's prollay just to be bigger than my brothers cummins and buddys bronco Is your truck sas'ed
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Change the side gears out and you can convert over to 30 spline axle shafts.....
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Fanally an update

Okay well i got my axle finally its a 78 d-44 full width, ordered a bunch of stuff from bronco grave yard today ill get pics when i pic it up.
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Stock 1/2 ton knuckle with 3/4 ton spindle and hub.
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Stock rims and tires for sale there 235/75R15 id like to get $150 for all four rims and tires one rim does not have a tire on it though will fit ranger and should fit a jeep.
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Nice good luck!
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Thanks im gonna need it and more money
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looks good

your not going to fit that hub on that knuckle are you? you will have brake caliper issues.
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hey man thats the same D44 i have in the garage ive got flat top knuckles, one is drilled and milled, NEW rotors, NEW balljoints, 8 lug outers, spindles, the good red hubs, and the dual pistion calipers all for sale..lemme know if your interested
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your not going to fit that hub on that knuckle are you? you will have brake caliper issues.
No I thought that it would work last night but i pulled of some 3/4 ton knuckles of another axle and im gunnu use them. Does anyone know what the part number is for the factory brake caliper brackets for a 1977 f-250 or if i could get them from fords.
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hey man thats the same D44 i have in the garage ive got flat top knuckles, one is drilled and milled, NEW rotors, NEW balljoints, 8 lug outers, spindles, the good red hubs, and the dual pistion calipers all for sale..lemme know if your interested
I might be interested in the hubs if they are the factory hubs and they work good how much for the hubs and how much for the calipers and are the calipers new?
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That D44 isn't from a 78 it's from a 76 or 77. 78-79 had cast wedges, those are weld on wedges.
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That D44 isn't from a 78 it's from a 76 or 77. 78-79 had cast wedges, those are weld on wedges.
beat me to it, I was just gonna mention that.
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Were the 76-77's high pinion to will i need to have standard or reverse cut. I have 4.88 reverse cuts now so will have to switch to standard?
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Were the 76-77's high pinion to will i need to have standard or reverse cut. I have 4.88 reverse cuts now so will have to switch to standard?
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its the same axle, just with removeable wedges.
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Were the 76-77's high pinion to will i need to have standard or reverse cut. I have 4.88 reverse cuts now so will have to switch to standard?
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all HP axles are Reverse cut gears -- someone back me up on that but im 90% sure on that
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all HP axles are Reverse cut gears -- someone back me up on that but im 90% sure on that
HP is reverse Cut so yes all HP are reverse cut.
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Okay good, i have reverse cuts now. Well the ring and pinion should be in by tomorrow and then the front axle is gettin ripped out when i get off work and it should be out that night. With my dad brother good friend and me workin on it it should be out tomorrom. Then get the axle under the truck saturday morning and see where i get.
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