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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default 77 Chevy Front Axle Identification?

Ok so I picked up a set of axles for my YJ awhile back from a 77 3/4 ton Chevy pickup. I know for a fact the rear is a 14 FF... but I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out what the front axle is. I've been told it's the 10 bolt and i've been told it's a D44 (which in my book are mostly the same right?) Well I'm looking for a passenger side flat top knuckle drilled and tapped for a high steer arm with the 8 lug pattern. Which is apparently not so easy... All of the 10 bolt and 44 knuckles I'm finding are 5 or 6 lug... Can anyone give some insite as to what axles were used for that year of truck. What axle I'm really looking at. Or where to buy a D44/corp 10 bolt 8 lug high steer knuckle?

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This is the pig of my front axle.
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That's a 10 bolt.

The knuckles are interchangeable, so you can use a 1/2 ton knuckle. If you're utilizing the factory tie-rod mounts you might want to pay attention to their orientation, I believe some years/makes are tapered from the top and other from the bottom.
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yup. the ears on the bottom identify it from a d44
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The hole pattern on the knuckle is not the same as the wheel mount
For example my 6 lug dana 44 has the same 6 lug spindle pattern as my buddy's 8 lug dana 44
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The hole pattern on the knuckle is not the same as the wheel mount
For example my 6 lug dana 44 has the same 6 lug spindle pattern as my buddy's 8 lug dana 44
Yup jump the gun on that a little. Had I done that much more research I'd have know that. Thanks for the help all!
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