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Old 02-28-2014, 08:19 PM
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'76 steering knuckles on a '78 Dana 44?

I have a '78 high pinion Dana 44 with no knuckles that I want to swap into my '76 Bronco....is this possible?
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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.

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Ok I am trying to do a little research for you...get the measurements for you. If I was home I would go tape measure them myself, I have both vehicles we are talking about, but I am OTR.
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I'm work now. I just need to measure them when I get home
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long ago

that didn't go farů.

'hi steer 1 tun D44 in an off yr bronc' ('76/7).
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Yes it can be done. The long side needs to be cut 5.97" in the center of the tube, then use a sleeve to support that tube. After that it will bolt in.
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EB w/ '1tuns'

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"?
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