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Old 03-12-2012, 09:57 PM
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Well, contrary to most, I think the D44 is a fine axle. The only thing is that you've gotta respect it's limitations.
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Exactly. The D44 is fine for many/most. Hardcore off-roading or huge tires dictate a d60, but most people actually don't NEED them.
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Oh I agree. Nothing wrong with a D44, my chevy blazer has 2, I was just thinking that if the crewcab was an F350 and had a D60 might as well throw it in the mix.
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those crewcab pics are awesome.

d44hd i still haven't broke mine. on 36x14.50x16.5 tsl radials.
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Yeah, on my regular cab, I ran 36s for years and never had a problem. Gotta be somewhat gentle on it though.

That being said, my Dodge has a 60F/70R combo
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Ok - back on topic. I PMed this guy but haven't gotten an answer yet. That HAS to be on a std. cab, LONG bed frame - right? I would think a short bed frame would be too short.

Maybe if I get to the shop today & remember I'll take a measurement of my crew cab.

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Unless it is a super cab short bed but I don't think it is. It is the perfect size bed if i say so myself.
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Bed is ok. I don't hate it by any means, but it might be a bit tight to fit some stuff in. I do LOVE the wheel base though & fact it looks like you could actually make a u-turn without it being a 15 point turn.
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That truck does look cool. I'd say it's a supercab shortbox. The bed is really small for actually hauling stuff though.
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Maybe it is a regular cab lonf bed. To my knowledge there was no scab shortbed 4x4
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The owner said it was a standard cab frame.

Based on my measurements at the shop today it HAS to be a long bed, as if it were a short bed the tire would be hitting the rear door.

Also - there were not supercab short bed 4wds made, but that doesn't mean people don't have enough fab skills to convert things. If he put the cab on another frame I bet he'd be open to converting it to 4wd as well.
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The owner said it was a standard cab frame.

Based on my measurements at the shop today it HAS to be a long bed, as if it were a short bed the tire would be hitting the rear door.

Also - there were not supercab short bed 4wds made, but that doesn't mean people don't have enough fab skills to convert things. If he put the cab on another frame I bet he'd be open to converting it to 4wd as well.
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Both pictures I posted were regular cab long bed frames.

Sorry for the late reply
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The owner said it was a standard cab frame.

Also - there were not supercab short bed 4wds made, but that doesn't mean people don't have enough fab skills to convert things. If he put the cab on another frame I bet he'd be open to converting it to 4wd as well.
This is true. Im a sucker for a crewcab shorty but im really diggin the bobbed shorty. Id like to build one.
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I just got back in town after being gone for a week & noticed I had a reply to the PM I shot him on the truck.

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It was sitting on a long box frame. the cab mounts on the back sat on top the frame so i had to fab and install a 2" body lift and welded some plate and round tube to mount the back of the cab. They fit on, but the front of the box is tight and cuts into the inner wheel wells. i never finished patching the inside of the box as it was pretty rusty.
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