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Old December 17th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question 76 Dana 44

I just bought a set of axles, 44/14, from a 76 chevy. The Dana 44 has the dual flat-top knuckles, and HUGE hubs by spicer. When I say HUGE I mean about 4-5" in dia. Is there any real benifet to having the large hubs, are they any stronger than the smaller 44 3/4 ton hub?
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Old December 17th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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What are the odds that this is a ball joint 60. After looking around I see that the 60 has a 4" hub. My lockouts look alot like this one. Do the ball joint 60's have knuckles that look like a 44? Also the short side of the axle is real short about 8-10". Anyone have pics of a dana 60 with ball joints?
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Old December 17th, 2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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If its a D60, it will have a "60" cast into the diff. See it at the lower right?

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Is it a driver side differential? Probably not since they were in a Chevy, but I don't think GM ever used a balljoint 60.

Sure they're not just the big external hubs that came on some D44s.
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Well, its not a 60, the tubes are too small. Guess I didn't get that lucky. Are the big hubs good? Spline?
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Old December 17th, 2006, 09:25 PM   #6
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sounds like an 8 lug 44.... they taper down to a 44 hub, the 60 is straight and the smaller bolt pattern 44 hubs are straight.
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Ya a big hub 44, Just make sure you keep the bolts tight cause they like to back out. The lock outs are more expensive to if you break one, the stubs are the same as all other 44s to.
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So is there any reason to keep the big hubs? I have a couple more axles I could rob some hubs off of. Are they any stronger?
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I would imagine bigger bearings.
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Here is a pic.
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What's that ring around the hub?


And why is the word "contraption" suddenly popping into my head?
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What's that ring around the hub?


And why is the word "contraption" suddenly popping into my head?
I don't know, it looks like some kind of gasket, its on both sides.
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If you can see in the pic the hub is a lot shorter for the external drive flang. Yours probably had flanges and was converted to lockouts at some time. So the ring is a seal for the extension.
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Check this out!! WTF does this mean? If you can't read that, it's 44-5CF
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Helloooooo? Google?

http://tamor.org/forums/printthread.php?t=7928

http://coloradok5.com/forums/archive...p/t-77796.html

http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/.../t-208497.html


Its apparently just the casting number for the center section.
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Alright smartass
You make it to easy to be lazy around here.
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