Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Paducah, KY
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Ford front D44 + Chevy D44 spindles = ?????
Okay, if you read my earlier post, the IFS is finally on my last nerves. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] I'm determined to get rid of it now. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] Damn thing just isn't up to how I 'wheel (and I don't think I even rag on it that hard), and it just was never ment to be lifted. So it's time to start getting in to this Dana 44 swap. I need to find a D44 from a late 70's Ford truck, and make it the Chevy 6 lug pattern. I've been told that this is pretty much an off/on swap, but I dunno. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] The guy who told me this said that you just put everything from the spindles out of a Chevy 6 lug D44 onto the Ford D44 housing and tubes. Is this true? I hope so, I want to make it as parts store basic as possible. Meaning my non-mechanical @ss can buy any part for it at the local NAPA, AutoZone, Kragen, who ever. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] What would I need to do this? My plan is to eventually upgrade it with ORD shafts when I have more money and am going up to the 35's and 6" lift. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Until then the stock shafts should be good. Also, anyone got a clue on how the steering should be hooked up on this? I'd like crossover steering, but since I am only going to do this 3" lift now, then later the 6", as long as the 3" steering works, I don't care to much. Anyone know what the best year Ford D44 is to use, and what Chevy D44 spindles/etc will fit right? Thanks.
I know this is kinda confusing and jumbled, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, Gibson 3" cat back, 4L60, K&N, Rancho 3" lift, 285/75R16's on 16x8 Bajas [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]