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Old July 2nd, 2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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help find out more about this D44

i got it on a trade and was gonna use it for a SAS swap on my B2

late 70's F250 Leaf sprung

what i know is that its a 3.54 ratio, the tubes are solid all the way to the knuckles, does not have c wedges welded to it confirming it a Leaf sprung, and its a High Pinion

bottom veiw pass side


bottom veiw drivers (aren't the 3/4 lcoking hubs different?)


top veiw of diff housing (i think someobdy welded a perch and bracket onto it, is the pad on the housing itself to the left the stock spring perch



top veiw pass side
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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its a leaf sprung HPD44 what else do you need to know?
http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 10:55 AM   #3
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It doesn't have the correct steering arm or driver's knuckle to be the 78-79 F-250, although it does have the dual-piston calipers of the heavier models.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #4
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It looks like the studs were broke off on the knuckle. Someone must of switched the tie rod.

The newer fords have a wider spring centers so I would guess it was put under a newer one, hence the extra spring perch.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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Give us a better (clearer) picture of the driver's knuckle top surface. Look for evidence that some studs were busted off flush with the top like Adam said.

I agree on the tie-rod. That's not the correct one.
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picture quality sucks cause my camera blows

heres one



yeah after looking real close, their was two studs on that knuckle that were cut flush, what were those studs for?
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 09:32 PM   #8
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It is actually for push-pull type steering arm, like the chevys use. Although there should be 3 studs.

But yes it is also used for a high steer arm
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their might have been three, didn't look to close, just noticed the two and stopped looking
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