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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.