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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

My 16 year old neighbor went to school this morning in his '80 CJ-7 and was back very soon on a roll back truck. He had a rear wheel bearing "disapear" and an axel shaft depart the Jeep. He is OK but I assume the housing is toast. I was offered a Commando Dana 44 for my '80 CJ-7 a few months ago and I am wondering if this is a direct replacement for a narrow track AMC 20?

Anyone have a good AMC 20/Dana 44 near Dayton OH for sale?
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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

The Commando Dana 44 used from '72-'73 axle should bolt right in. It has the 30 spline 1 piece shafts.

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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

Leve's right (as usual!). You don't want a D44 out of the early Jeepsters (fake Commandos). They were 19 spline 2 piece axles and are slightly better than the D30 REAR axles they replaced in the '66-'70 models.
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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

that same rear axle (dana 44) was also used in the 72 -75 cj5's i know i have one they are a direct bolt in for the narrow track model 20 the only mod is the opening in the backing plates for the e-brake cable entry the dana 44 is round and the model 20 is a teardrop shape just use a die grinder to shape the hole and bolt it in just make sure the gear ratio is the same in both axles on your jeep or bad things will happen in 4wheel drive
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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

True. One of the saddest things I ever did was sell my '74 CJ-5 before I swapped out the 44 for the 20 in my '80 CJ-7. I thought about it, but never followed through. Figured the next guy should at least get something good for the money he paid me! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

just curious why is the YJ named "the point"

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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

It is suppost to be "The Bitch" in Spanish according to my son who drives it. He gave it that name after he flopped it over on it's side after slideing down a sandy trail at the Badlands in IN.
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Re: Is a Commando Dana 44 a Bolt in Swap for an AMC 20

my spanish stinks but I can cumunicate it should be "Puta"

sorry I hope he didn't paint it on

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