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'79 D44 Radius mount removal

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Old 10-03-2011
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'79 D44 Radius mount removal

I recently scored a high pinion Dana 44 out of a '79 full size Bronco. I want put it under my '03 Ranger using leafs but the axle has the cast on radius arm mounts. I was wondering if anyone knows of an easy way to remove these or do I just have to get the angle grinder out and burn through a tonne of discs grinding them off since they are pressed on one piece]??
 
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Plasma Arc or cutting torch.

The tube does not go all the way through the wedgies IIRC they are pressed in and the tube only goes in like 1/4" or something on either side of it.

Cutting the wedgies off may not leave you with much material...you may have to have new tubes made or robbed from another axle.

Are you gonna narrow it or stay FW?

If you narrow it the one side will be fine that gets shortened, but the other side may not.
 
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You cannot get rid of the wedges unless you shorten the axle or re-tube it. The wedges are hollow and if you start cutting then with anything your gonna be fukced in the ***. Your best bet is to find a 76-77 axle with the weld on wedges, or run radius arms with your 79 axle.
 
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Originally Posted by ranger View Post
You cannot get rid of the wedges unless you shorten the axle or re-tube it. The wedges are hollow and if you start cutting then with anything your gonna be fukced in the ***. Your best bet is to find a 76-77 axle with the weld on wedges, or run radius arms with your 79 axle.
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