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My New Dana 44

I thought this was pretty funny..

this is a FW HP D44 from a 76 f150 ive got 78 f250 outers so ill have 8 lug and the dual pistons and all that good stuff..

well i went ahead and customifed the axle to my likings and i needed to get the carrier out and it wouldnt come out for the life of me..so i used my southern ways and got it..out..
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a tree, ratchet strap, and an 8' 2x4

pics are kinda crappy came from my iphone

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LMAO!

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i couldnt get it to move for the LIFE of me..being so small i couldnt pry the whole thing just moved..


hey brenton see in the last pic the tire all the way on the right..

thats your bald 34 tsl from WAY WAY WAY back im saving it for you
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Ha ha! And I thought I was a redneck mechanic, lol.

Nice. Looks like fun. How hard was it to get the axle tubes out? Or was that already done?
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that is why they make a tool called a housing expander/stretcher. LOL
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Ha ha! And I thought I was a redneck mechanic, lol.

Nice. Looks like fun. How hard was it to get the axle tubes out? Or was that already done?

i cut it out..im taking the housing to get em out tomorrow at work..

today i took the piece the knuckle goes into..i dont know the offical word but the outer c flange thingy..

but this axle had radius arms i think its the same as you have..

i cut it close to the weld on the bandsaw then saw where the piece seperated from the caster thingy..

heated it up took it to the press and came out like pie..

im going to mill and drill the knuckles when i get back from LA in two weeks..then im done on that axle for a while..i gotta find the material to retube it but ive got another project in the way of this one i gotta take care of
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that is why they make a tool called a housing expander/stretcher. LOL
i had heard about that, then someone else gave me a "wtf?" look..

i'll probably need to invest in one of those
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i heard you dont have to have them. i did both my 60 and 44 without one. i heard its mainly on dana stuff.
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well the way it was described to me. it would only work in a Dana axle, the tool goes into those holes on either side of the housing, i just cant see how it spreads that much of the axle.
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You don't have to spread it much unless someone put the diff in with a large sledgehammer, lol.

It would be hard to get out without a spreader when there's no axletubes though. In fact, mine was hard to remove the first time when I originally took it apart -- even with the tubes to stand on and pry.
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so when are you gonna do the SAS and what are you gonna use for a rear axle?
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oh well i got mine out..took a second to figure it out but I got it..will be handful of months before it goes back in

ive got a sterling 10.25 out of an 03 superduty
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what was wrong with the tubes that were on there?
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Now thats what I call improvising.
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what was wrong with the tubes that were on there?


it had the set up for radius arms and wasn't the right drop
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ha ha nice
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That's some pretty redneck stuff right there.
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Thats how we do stuff down south!
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The case spreaders aren't necessary... and they're very expensive too! Most only need to spread the case a couple thousandths of an inch, but that can still be quite a lot of force! I'd rather save my $300+ unless I was going into business setting gears.
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I used leather gloves to get my gears out of my 44. I kep feeding leather gloves into the gears and kept turning the pinion. It sucks the gloves in and forces the ring gear and carrier out of the housing.
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nice way of doing it. have fun rebuilding it. its expensive
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nice way of doing it. have fun rebuilding it. its expensive


haha i know man..i did my explorer axle and was crazy..this build is going to be even more! but i got the axle for nothing and got some 8 lug outers for nothing also so im good so far
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