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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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guy thinks they are out of a 78 chevy, what side drop is that front im having a hard time telling cause im kinda dumb.


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never mind, its passenger drop, for some reason the pics are alot bigger on here than on CL. but is the rear a 14 bolt?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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while we are at it, i found this one too guy says its out of a 70 bronco. that would make it a 44 correct. is 70 a decent year to put into a jeep....sorry im new

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and what knuckles if any can i use on this to convert it to 8 lug like the rear axle posted above. sorry im just trying to see if i wanna buy these
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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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and what knuckles if any can i use on this to convert it to 8 lug like the rear axle posted above. sorry im just trying to see if i wanna buy these
don't pay much for them, the front is a half ton chevy axle 10bolt or 44 (i don't remember) and the rear is just a 14b (i think) they made about a billion of each of them.
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guy wants 50 for both. but im thinking about keeping my 8.25 our back and picking up the bronco 44 because they are similar width (right?) and i found a build where a guy used one on his cherokee and just lengthened the radius arms and the think flexed great for him.

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scrap that its a d30 not 44
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I was gonna answer but you beat me to it. The closed knuckle drum front cannot be made into 8 lug for any reasonable amount of money, unless you do all of the machining yourself. The Chevy front end could be made into an 8 lug with bolt on parts, to match the rear end, and you would get the benefit of full width, plus the strength of 3/4 ton axles.
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only issue is the chevy is passenger drop though.

any idea what these may be out of? im thinking ford because they are 5 lug?
http://up.craigslist.org/cto/3188628088.html
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You need to give more info about what you are trying to build and then you can get some educated answers about what axles you should get.
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I'm taking a guess that you are building a Cherokee? If so leave the Dana 30 up front and get an 8.8 out of an explorer for the rear. Same bolt pattern and width and you can get them with disks, 4:10 gears and a limited slip. That combo will get you up to 35" tires depending on how you are with the skinny pedal.
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If you want an early bronco dana 44 you want a 1977. That will be the narrow width with disc brakes. Be carefull because a 1977 F150 Dana 44 is a full width high pinion axle. That last link you posted is for Dodge axles, Dana 44 up front and 9.25 rear. Drivers drop, but not very desirable because they are Low pinion and have the Vaccum disconnect in the tube.
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Gotcha well thanks for the help guys, I have done so much reading on what axles you want and don't want but still feel like I know nothing lol
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Gotcha well thanks for the help guys, I have done so much reading on what axles you want and don't want but still feel like I know nothing lol
Well then post up what you have and what you are planning to do and I'm sure everybody can get you steered in the right direction.
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