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Originally Posted by andym View Post
I'll make it easier for you. Your truck either has a Dana 44HD or a Dana 50. They are very easy to tell apart once you know what to look for.

This is a Dana 44 HD. Note how the hub body is much narrower than the opening the wheel sits on. The hub tapers out so the wheel fits:



This is a Dana 50. Note how the wheel opening is just slightly larger than the hub itself.



NO....350's had the D60. No other option..... Any parts store worth a hoot should be able to find ball joints just by the year and model.
 
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Originally Posted by 444dieselrod View Post
NO....350's had the D60. No other option..... Any parts store worth a hoot should be able to find ball joints just by the year and model.
Not sure where Bill got his info but the VIN decoder from this site states it's F250. F26 from the VIN indicates it's a F250 regular cab 4X4.

Your statement has the key caveat "Any parts store worth a hoot". Most part stores have counter jockeys that know only how to read a 'puter screen.

By 1997 the OP's F250 should have a D50, but the previous pics by Andy will confirm that without resorting to sketchy VIN build sheet info.
 
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Not sure where Bill got his info but the VIN decoder
I got the info from here.
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Originally Posted by 444dieselrod View Post
NO....350's had the D60. No other option..... Any parts store worth a hoot should be able to find ball joints just by the year and model.
If he has an F-350, then why would he be asking what front axle he has?

I know all 4x4 F-350's came with a D60... this isn't my first trip around the racetrack.
 
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Originally Posted by subford View Post
I got the info from here.
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I think the ETIS site has this one wrong. A truck of this era with F26 in the Position 5,6,7 is a F250HD Reg/Super Cab 4x4

VIN: 1FTHF26H3VED14939

 
 
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