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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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EB44 disk conversion

what do you all recommend for converting a EB44 axle to disk brakes? Will the outers on a fullsize 44 Ford axle bolt right onto the EB axle? Will i have to swap knuckles? New to this and trying to gain as much knowledge about it before i start.

some options ive discovered:

-Chevy Flat tops/high steer arms and TRE's, Chevy disks, chevy outer shaft and Ford Hubs (i still dont know if i want high steer or not, this isnt a decicated wheeler rig)

-Fullsize Ford 44 outers (like said above, will this work without swapping on the fullsize 44 knuckle?)

-Conversion kit ($500 bucks)

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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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google is a very handy tool















But I am feeling nice;
1. use chevy small bearing spindles and calipers with brackets, ford hubs and rotors

2. swap on knuckles and all from a full size
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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I think the Chevy swap is what im going to do since i have access to a small bearing spindle 73 Blazer axle with flat tops and arms.

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yes, it should have the small bearing spindles also
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:54 PM   #5
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thanks, sorry edited the post at same time you posted and yes this does have small bearing spindles.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 09:03 PM   #6
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use the chevy bearings in the ford hubs though.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 08:05 PM   #7
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thx 99grand
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you dont even need to put the chevy knuckles on.

If you still have the factory EB d-44 DRUM brake knuckles, the chevy small bearing spindles/backing plates/calipers all bolt onto the factory drum knuckle. You'll have to do a very minimal grinding on the caliper to clear the a small spot on the knuckle (IIRC)

This also allows you to keep the stock EB d-44 tierod.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #9
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you dont even need to put the chevy knuckles on.

If you still have the factory EB d-44 DRUM brake knuckles, the chevy small bearing spindles/backing plates/calipers all bolt onto the factory drum knuckle. You'll have to do a very minimal grinding on the caliper to clear the a small spot on the knuckle (IIRC)

This also allows you to keep the stock EB d-44 tierod.
thanks i will try that first
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Old December 25th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #10
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Jeff @ the Graveyard had an instruction sheet that was very detailed and listed all of the parts and hardware required. It is avery easy swap.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #11
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nvm figured that out.

How about TTB 44 outers..will those bolt onto a solid 44? I can get some for a fair deal.

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