D44 Axle shortening - will this work? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 425
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
D44 Axle shortening - will this work?

I have a complete '91 waggy front D44 and the housing from a '79 F-250.

I am planning on using the waggy axles and outers with flat-top knuckles and the F-250 housing.
My questions:

1)Can I use the axle shafts from the waggy connected to the outers for a gauge when setting my new knuckle yokes?

2)What keeps the axle shafts positioned outwards to the hub assbly? I had the drive flanges (snap-locked) on, but it looked like the axle shaft could slide towards the pumpkin?

Thanks!
OregonSahara is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2004, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 425
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: D44 Axle shortening - will this work?

anyone?
OregonSahara is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 08:59 AM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,487
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
Re: D44 Axle shortening - will this work?

The axel will have a little movement in and out, but not much. I think that it tends to float back and forth a little to keep the center line of the U-Joint where it wants to be.

I don't understand how you plan to use the axels as a guide to set the knuckles. I would measure the Waggy housing and put the Ford housing together with the same dimensions. You can use the distance from the filler plug to the knuckle eye, for example. That should let the axels interchange just fine.
Jim_Lou is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 425
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: D44 Axle shortening - will this work?

I was thinking of bolting the entire outers (hubs,steering knuckles, and axles) to the shortened housing, and checking the knuckle yoke position by how far the axle end sits in the diff carrier.
OregonSahara is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 04:24 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,090
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: D44 Axle shortening - will this work?

you want shaft length so there all the way into the side gear or locker but give 1/8th of play to keep them from bottoming.
then pound your inner knuckle the C on till it it is almost flush with the end of the tube. i leave about 1/16th".
a snap ring holds the outer shaft tight into the locking hub.
BurnedBronco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome