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Waggie spindles needed

Im searching for the spindles for a 77 or earlyier Waggie Dana 44
Im looking for the small spindle bearing areas
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 08:25 AM
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

PM Jeepgod, I think he has an extra set, uless he got rid of them.
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

I have access to a set of full size Jeep Dana 44 spindles and rotors/calipers.
Can I use any of this for larger brakes? Or should I stick with the Ford swap
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

The callipers should work, even if you go to ford hub/rotor combo. The ford rotors are pretty big, and, although I haven't measured, I would venture to say they are the same size as the waggie. The old waggie callipers are actually GM, with an AMC part number (or so I've read). You need to keep them to fit on the mounting bracket. You can get an upgraded larger GM caliper that will work as well. If the spindles are the right size, keep them. The Ford hub will have to mate to a ford rotor because the lugs hold the two together. You can get the hub/rotor combo at NAPA new for under $40. Tell them it's for an '80 Bronco.
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

using the waggy caliper mounts.. and calipers... with the ford rotors... is really good.. you'll be amazed at how much more stopping power you will have... one other thing.. a 79 or older waggy caliper has the larger banjo bolt for the brake lines.. if your lines have a block of brass at the end of it.. you can drill those out for the banjo bolt.. or you can get the 80 or newer waggy caliper.. they have the cj size banjo bolt for the brake line on them..
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

"You can get an upgraded larger GM caliper that will work as well"

What would the aplication be for this, year and options for the big calipers

Any year Wagoneer calipers w/44 front axle?
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

From what I have been told, waggies came with 2 5/8" calipers or you can use 3" ones from a '80's Suburban with the large rear brakes option. I have been told these are the GM caliper bracket part numbers. Left #14023429 right #14023430.

I haven't confirmed these numbers, but the guy who gave them to me hasn't been wrong yet. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Waggie spindles needed

If I do use the Suburban calipers, then will I still have to drill the bango hole in the brake line for the bigger bolt in the caliper

Did that come out right?
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