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Non-Ranger Axles All other axles. Ford 9-inch, Dana 44, Dana 60, etc.

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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i have a dana 44 6cf front axle in my 75 f-250 highboy. i need the outer axle. i cant find the date on the axle. truck has disc brakes on front with ball joints. would it be safe to order from lmc a axle for a 77 model? any and all info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/images...hafts_Ford.gif
this should help you out
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You need to order from 77.5-79 F250. But I am also fairly certain that F150 dana 44 stub will also work.
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thanks alot for the help. i still cannot find the year on the axle. being a 44 6cf in a 250, with ball joints and disc brakes would the 77 model work. also, cant find the bom date. i was told it was a hd axle.not sure what to do.
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If its a disk axle, its either 76 or 77. It's a 44 HD if its got big hubs that are over 4" in diam. That shaft should be the same as a regular 44 I'm told. I havent checked this. I have a stub shaft from a regular 44 I'd sale for $25 shipped if you want try it.
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If it is an eight lug or considered a HD axle, regular D44 stub shafts WILL NOT work. the lengths of the stub shafts is off by about a half inch. also the grove for the snap ring is at a different distance from the end of the stub shaft.
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if its an apen knuckle disc break high pinion axle its from a 77.5 to 79 and you need this shaft. The later open knuckle hd axles did NOT have the big lockouts but rather standard 1/2 ton lockouts the 77 hd shaft wont work because it has a larger u joint whereas the 77.5 up has the 760x joint. easy way to tell is open or closed knuckle that is the main difference. this only applies to 8 bolt axles though.
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http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/c-400
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http://completeoffroad.com/c-59880-dana-44.html
good selection and the only chromo set ive seen made specifically for this axle\

Oh and upgrade to the 760 joint while its out

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He said it was a balljoint axle. No closed knuckle.
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thanks guys for all your help.looking at some yokes tomorrow. hope to be able to cut and weld new yoke on my axle. the axle is fine, the yoke is shot. i'll let you know. thanks again.
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