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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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D44 Outer question

I have 2 sets of outers right now, the 77/78ish HD ford outers, and a set of later ford outers, both sets are flat tops. The HD Ford outers and spindles use the larger external style lockouts (pricey) and the later Ford stuff uses the internal standard style.

Is there a benefit of one over the other?

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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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where did you get chevy outers?
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #3
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where did you get chevy outers?
WTF are the ones I have from you? I thought they were Chevy?
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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Nope, you have the 77.5 lp hd ford 44 and I "sold" you a set of 78 ford outers (there is a knuckle "core" also :tonka:)

77.5= extenal hub
78= internal hub
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #5
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Nope, you have the 77.5 lp hd ford 44 and I "sold" you a set of 78 ford outers (there is a knuckle "core" also :tonka:)

77.5= extenal hub
78= internal hub
I should have just asked you the question... I am trying to get out of tearing the drivers side apart until I can afford to have both sides machined, in which case I would run what is installed.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #6
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The knuckles are the same, so I gave you those to machine and just swap everything when you are ready. The driver knuckle is in better shape then the one on your axle.

It boils down to
77.5 lockouts= big $$
78 lockouts= cheaper (plus you already have a set )
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Old December 18th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #7
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Oh I thought the inners were different, I didn't realize they were the same. I thought it all had to be used as one assembly.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:06 PM   #8
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Take a picture of the flat tops if you could.

This is the common F150 "flat top"


Ford has two types of "flat tops" the common one doesn't have enough meat IMHO to drill and tap for highsteer arms. There is a version that does, but it's pretty rare to actually see. They are typically from the Super Cabs.

They look like the F250 knuckle with the notch for the f150 brake caliper.
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