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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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chevy 10 bolt vs D44

alright i have what i think is a mid 70s chevy frame and axles at my place and i want the LF knuckle from it, but i am not 100% sure if it is a D44, cause it could be a 10 bolt

not being real familar with the chevys, is their any quick tell tale signs to distinquish a 10 bolt from a 44 without haveing to get to involved (its buries in teh snow), the truck has a rear 12 bolt if that helps any......(not sure when the y stopped puting the 12 bolts in the chevy 1/2 tons. Also it was a full time 4wd truck with a TH-350 in it

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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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Probably a 44, if you just need the outers, i believe the 10 bolt and 44 are the same
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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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only only interested in using the LF knuckle, spindle hub, and caliper to gain hi-steer, the rest of the axle will find its way in the parts 4-sale thread.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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IIRC 10 bolt fronts didn't exist till 1980
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Old February 6th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #5
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i had heard that, but this is a complation of a truck........was told it was a 75 with a 80's body, just want to be sure its really a 44 before i spend the $$ and the time tearing it down........
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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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The knuckles interchange between the two. If the passanger side is a flat top, and is what you are looking for its a d44.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #10
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http://coloradok5.com/axleguide.shtml theres a pic of all kinds of axles. they have the infor you need
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Old February 6th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #11
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IIRC 10 bolt fronts didn't exist till 1980
I think this is true, sometime around 80ish gm started putting the 10 bolt 10 bolt combo in the half tons and stopped with the 12 bolt 44 combo.

As was mentioned if it has a flat top knuckle and is what you need it should interchange.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #12
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the pass isn't a flat top, but the axle is a D44
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Old February 7th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #13
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Thanks to those with input/links
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Old February 7th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #14
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Corp 10 Bolt and Dana 44s have the same Other parts. Knuckles, spindles, brakes, lock outs and stub shaft.

Buddy just used a few of the things off my 44 to get his 10 bolt fixed. GM pretty much used 44 outer parts
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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #15
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scratch that both knuckles are flat tops, the mud on the pass side made me think it was not a flat top
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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scratch that both knuckles are flat tops, the mud on the pass side made me think it was not a flat top
John, you got it muddy already ??
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #17
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Look at the covers. The 44 will have a cover that is identical to yours. If it is a 10 bolt it will be almost round. This way will tell you for sure what the housing is.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #18
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If it's like mid to late 70's will be a 44.

A lot of times the passenger knuckle will be a flat top in those years. Typically small bearing spindles.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #19
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yeah its a 44, and both knuckles are flat tops.........i was asking cause i am going to a leaf spring set-up in the front of my B2 and i want to run a hi-steer set-up. So i was planing on running the chevy knuckle and spindle hub and caliper and bracket. But keep my ford rotor for the bolt pattern. And i beleive i need to run the chevy stubs as well. So i bought the complete chevy 44 axle for $100 (its was already sitting in my yard in the truck) and i'll try and pedal what every parts are left over
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