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what are the stock axles for 1973 3/4 and 1 chevy

i am doing some research before getting my project underway. I need to know what axles came with the 3/4 ton and 1 ton chevy/gmc trucks.
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Re: what are the stock axles for 1973 3/4 and 1 chevy

dana 44 front
corporate 14 bolt full floater rear
EDIT-i didn't think there was a 1 ton in 73-i think i remember the guy who is making the super stock truck, he bought an early 1 ton,and it had a D44 and 14FF--and i remember someone saying something about there being a year when the Dana 60 came out... i'm probably wrong. double check it
oh and if it was a 1 ton, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm dana 60 and 14FF
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Re: what are the stock axles for 1973 3/4 and 1 chevy

My 73 3/4 ton came with a 14bFF and D44. The older 44's had large lock in hubs but other than that are the same as every other D44. I believe that it was in 76 that the D60 was first put into 1 tons.
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Re: what are the stock axles for 1973 3/4 and 1 chevy

78 was the first year for the D60 in a Chevy.
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i know that the 3/4 ton is dana 44 all around, but

i still don't know the 1 ton!
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Re: i know that the 3/4 ton is dana 44 all around, but

Uh, he just sayed it, in 78 they started with the dana 60 in the front of the 1 tons and before that it had a 44 and all the 1 and 3/4 tons had the 14 bolt full floater in the rear. Well, all the 8 lug 3/4 tons have the full floater, the 6 luggers have the semi-floater. For 40" or taller tires, you will NEED the 14FF/60 combo if not bigger depending on how you are with the skinny pedal.

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Re: i know that the 3/4 ton is dana 44 all around

i looked it up dude, i actually found it for 3/4 tons, it said that it had 44 dana all around, maybe i read wrong, so i will look again, but i am 90% sure.

the reason i was wondering is because i want to find a truck that will need the least axle swaping. for the 40"
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Re: i know that the 3/4 ton is dana 44 all around

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<font color=green>I don't care what it says, 3/4 tons never had a D44 in the rear, only in the front. Early ones had a D60, later ones had the 14 bolt, either in SF or FF. By early I mean the 60s, all 70s trucks will have the 14b.
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looked it up 44 front 10.5 rear (what is 10.5)

is 10.5 the beefy 14 bolt?
guess i will have to get a 3/4 ton and swap front axle (found a few dana 60's in the 250-1k range)
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Re: what are the stock axles for 1973 3/4 and 1 chevy

All the 3/4 tons came with 14FF and Dana 44 axles up until 77 or 78 (I can't remember). If I remember correctly all the single wheel 1 tons came with 14FF in the rear and Dana 60 axles in the front during that same time period. Sometime in the 80s the 3/4 ton had 14SF pretty often.

Somewhere I have a paper that tells when and in what all Ford/Chevy axles were in trucks. I'll loof for it but I doubt I'll find it (I looked for it a couple weeks ago).

Anyway, you'll want to find a truck with a Dana 60 in the front. 14FFs are relatively easy to find compared to Dana 60s. I've never seen a good Dana 60 go for less than $500.

And if you plan on beating the tar out of it, get a 1 ton. It's got the 2" taller frame than the 3/4 ton and 1/2 ton frames.

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