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    dana 44 help!

    I got a front dana 44 with drum brakes that came off of an early ford,not sure of the year. I am thinking it is late sixties. Want to swap to discs and want to know if any one knows what will fit. I heard small lug pattern dodge would fit and retain my same lug pattern letting me keep my wheels. Any one willing to save me a bunch of searching and sharing a little info?

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    a cherokee abs dana 30 will be stronger and already has disc brakes.

    Is it s an early bronco axle of a half ton truck axle?

    You need to missmatch parts to build your own disc kit. I think checy spindles and 78-79 caliper brackets, etc Dont qoute me though

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    Do you realize front 44s are a dime a dozen. 44/9 combos are easy to find for $150-$200 range. I would get the right axle to start with instead of putting more money into a drum conversion.


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    Donnie- I allready got the 44 swapped in. came out of half-ton truck. set it up with a factory(ford) radius arm\coil spring out of same truck.It fit really well and kept the same measurements on the arm angles and coil buckets. It is what we swapped in my zuzu.

    Fubar- to me 150.00-200.00 is alot more than a dime a dozen. I am a make what i got work\do everything the hard way.

    I guess what i need to know is this-- is either the ball joint stud or the diameter of the hole on the inner c where the ball joints press into a consistent size on 44's?
    Any ideas?
    tired of pulling drums off to clean all the mud out every time it goes out.

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    open or closed knuckle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuzudude View Post
    Fubar- to me 150.00-200.00 is alot more than a dime a dozen. I am a make what i got work\do everything the hard way.

    Any ideas?
    tired of pulling drums off to clean all the mud out every time it goes out.
    I don't think you can do a disc conversion for less than the price of a disc brake front axle complete. There are people that take them to the junk yard.

    As for mud, I've heard of people drilling the drums to let mud come out.
    http://www.tffn.net/drilldrum.html
    http://www.chtopping.com/CustomRod4/


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