So you want to know if you can put the 5 lug Bronco steering knuckles on the 78 Hp D44....And then put/bolt that axle under the the bronco....right? Since I do not have the answer I can only suggest getting a tape measure first.
That would tell you real quick if it will fit, cause I believe there is a axle width difference, I guess it depends on that the radius arm C measure out to be between the 2 axles?
If you still had the knuckles on the D44 I would think that the spindles would transfer over? I know a 79 D44 F250 8 lug spindles/rotors will bolt right onto a 5 lug D44 axle easy enough.
And swap the single piston over to duel piston brake caliper.
1way 2 get 1 tuns ina bronk. would bring in bout a 4 inch lift too, tho.
I'd use anyother '73 -9 (no hi pinion, F250) D44 in the frnt and weld a 6 lug
flange on a '66-'77 rear axel shaft 2 get '1tun' all around. Just don't like the
huge frnt discs that''d create. "Cut'n turn" would give U the proper width too - instead of a 'full width' in an EB.
Others have ideas on easiest, cheepest EB "one tons"?