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Old 10-13-2009
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So the other day I got a deal that I just could not walk away from. I was at the local scrapyard and seen a 1977 F150 Custom that was all jacked up.I looked underneath it and lone and behold there was a high pinion 44. After some wheeling and dealing I talked the guy down from $350 to $200 bucks. For everything hub to hub.


So I think it is time to finally start collecting all the parts that I am going to need for a SAS. Also For all they guys out there that have done a SAS please feel free to put in your 2 cents worth. I am all ears for any kind of input.



Anyway I thought I would post a few pics of my rig from when I got it last winter to the way it is sitting in the drive way right now. Also The super lift that is in it will be up for sale as well. But on with the pics


Here she is bone stock,
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When I got my new Mickey Thompson's Claws. With NO crank. Man I had to do some trimming.


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Finally on to the Super lift. My buddy Jimmy was a huge help installing this kit.It took use 6 Hrs to install the front and 4 days to install the back. You got to love it when you get the wrong U-bolts and you half to get them made. O well It was worth the wait.


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And here she is all jacked up.
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Alittle bit dirty,

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And now for the donor truck.

Here is what's left of the truck. I did not get a pics of it when it was still sitting on the axles

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And the Dana sitting in the back of my truck.

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So that is the slow growth of my truck. I will keep you guys posted on it as I go. And like I said before if you have any input weather it be on parts or how to's please post it.
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lookin good man, Id love to do a SAS eventually but Im just gonna buy a 4wheeler instead I think lol
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So I Started to clean the Axel there this afternoon despite the fact that it is raining like crazy outside. And I could not find any of the ID numbers on the dang thing. The only one that i found was in the pumpkin the number is 620072R. Now I am assuming that the R is reverse rotation ( High Pinion ) but the rest of the numbers I am stumped. Can someone help.


Here is the Numbers Shown on the pumpkin

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And yes I have looked around to find out what this number is. I checked on here the ranger station, and Pirate 4x4. and they all said the same thing on the axle tube, and on the front of the cover.

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So I went out today and started to clean a bit, before the rain came. And I found a few more numbers on my axle. First I found the Tag bolted on with the Cover. It is so pitted that I can barley read it but after a whole sh!* load of cleaning it is to the point now were I can make out most of it.I tried to take some pics of it but my camera would not make out the difference between the pitting and the lettering.

But they are as follows (TOP ROW) 3 50 D9TAYY C ( BOTTOM ROW) 610088 - 5. Now does anyone know were I can punch these in and find out what they hell they mean.


And here are the rest of the pics of the numbers that I found today.I found the number 072 on the bottom of the pumpkin.

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And then I found a serial of numbers at the ends of both tubes.

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SO like I said could someone please let me know what these mean or where I can go to find out what they mean.

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its a high pinion (reverse rotation gears) D44

Its got cast in wedges, so you have to run radius arms.

pretty much the same axle as a 77-79 f150 or bronco.

i am going to go out on a limb and say it has 3.55 or something gears in it.
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Is there anyway that I can extend the arms. I think I seen someone on R-F do it but I can not remember who.
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beard is the one who extended them for evens truck ask beard for the pics
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beard is the one who extended them for evens truck ask beard for the pics
OK thanks.
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Wow that was fast thank Zack.
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So I might be Upgrading to a Dana 60 before the first power tool even gets plugged in. There is a guy on the local forum who has a Dana 60 out of a bronco that he has already narrowed and everything. It comes with 4.11 gears which is good because i am running 4.10 in the back. and all it needs apparently is breaks and it is good to go. he is looking for $350 for it.What do you guys think
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lookin good man, Id love to do a SAS eventually but Im just gonna buy a 4wheeler instead I think lol
No sully your gonna do a SAS. Ill make you :)

I'd say go for it dude. I dont know much on the subject but make sure you post pics along the way.
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So I might be Upgrading to a Dana 60 before the first power tool even gets plugged in. There is a guy on the local forum who has a Dana 60 out of a bronco that he has already narrowed and everything. It comes with 4.11 gears which is good because i am running 4.10 in the back. and all it needs apparently is breaks and it is good to go. he is looking for $350 for it.What do you guys think
$350 is pretty cheap. If thats the direction you want to go go for it. Depending on what size tires you plan to run the gears will have to be changed anyways.
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no one makes 5 to 8 lug adapters...
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ya I just got a email from that guy with the Dana 60 its a rear end and it has already been narrowed. So I am going to go with what Beard originally told me. Which is go with the full width axles front and rear. I just hope that that guy I bought the D44 off of still has the 9inch to match.
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So there has been a change in plans. I am still doing the SAS, but I am going to use a different axle. I traded my buddy who wanted the Dana 44 that I had for the Dana he had. Only thing is tho is that his came out of a 85 Jeep J10. I would have proffered to keep the high pinion but I for one did not want to go full with and two. Would have been biting off more then I could chew doing so. Plus on top of the the MTO here would have deemed my truck non road worthy if i did go full with.

Anyway I will be posting the pics of the new Dana tonight or tomorrow. But just a general question. Will Dana knuckle off a ford axle fit a Jeep axle. The Jeep ones that i have on here look pretty weak. and my buddy is willing to give me the ford axles back seeing as how he is going to be putting high steer knuckles on it.

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So like I said here are the Pics of the new axle.


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SO i went in to the off road place here in town to drop off my axle to get it shortened and got a nice surprise. I was told drop in and we will measure it all up and then shorten it for you. So I show up with just the axle and the guys there proceed to tell me that they can not shorten it because they are not installing it. Mean while they said both over the phone and in email that they could shorten it for me with out them havening to install it. So with a little math I told them to shove it and I would find some one else to shorten it for me. because at $60 a hr for 30 hrs it is not worth it.So I am just going to wait and do it my self.


Anyway could someone please give me there measurements that they used to shorten there axles. I want to make sure i do it right the first time around.
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Well the SAS has officially been started. My buddy has started Narrowing the front axle today. He is bring it down to the same with as a waggy. So hopefully with in the next week the truck will be going in and the reall work will start.
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Sounds like fun
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sweet man your truck will look sick sas
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Got a call fromy buddy about the sas. The axle is shortened up and redy to go. Now the only thing that he is waiting on is the parts for the Durango to come is so that he can finish the sas on that. So we are looking at theiddle of this week to getting it in.an I am getting to the point were I can't sleep. I just want the de thing done already.
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So the day is getting closer for when i start my SAS. I will be bring it to my buddy's place this Thursday and we are going to be tearing in to it. I can not wait it is going to be sweet.
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nice man. take many many pics!
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