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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Ford Flat top knuckles

ive got a line on a set of ford flat top knuckles already machined and drilled for a fair price

what Im wondering since I was plannig on buying a ford hub/brakes and bearings to convert my Dana 44 out of an 81 FSJ from 6x5.5 to 5x5.5 can I use the ford parts I was planning on buying and the ford knucles with the Jeep spindle so that I can go with a Hy steer set up of should I start looking for a set of frod spindles as well

Ive read this page and I cant seem to find the answer that Im looking for or maybe its caue i havent had a decent nights sleep in weeks and I just cant see it right in front of my face
http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/flatop_knucles.html
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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #2
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Your first peroblem is that Ford knuckles have a 5-stud spindle pattern and Jeep/Chevy have 6 studs.

The second problem is that you didn't say what the Ford knuckles you have are from. If they are the F-250 units, look at the picture below. The only 1/2 ton brakes that work on them are Supercabs.




You are looking at the right page - you just didn't scroll down far enough. Scroll down to where you see the picture I posted.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:47 AM   #3
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Well after getting a little bit of sleep and re reading the above web site and thanks PavementPounder for pointing out the bolt pattern difference

I guess m gonna have to keep looking

73-76 chevy axles have what I need :)
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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #4
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I used 84 Dodge knuckles on my F150 dana 44. It has a 5 on 5 1/2 bc and it uses the same spindle as a Chevy. Actually when I bought the new spindles and outer axle shafts I told them they were for a 84 Chevy. Then I just used the Dodge brakes,hubs & calipers.
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