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Can you I.D. this front 44

While browsing the bone yards this weekend looking for a 75 chevy axle, I finally came across an axle on the shelf that said 74 blazer. It's a dana 44. Now my confussion is this. When I picked up my narrow trac 44 from a wagoneer I showed the guy who did the gears my new chevy axle. He then informs me that it was a wagoneer axle, the same as the one he just built for me, because it was spring under, and he claims that the chevy were all spring over. I figured I could at least use it for spare axle shafts. But when I get home and ripped it apart, the axle shafts were about 3 inches shorter than my narrow trac waggy shafts. Infact the whole assembly (even though it looks identicle, is infact alot shorter. So here it is to all you axle experts out there. It's a few inches shorter than a narrow trac waggy, spring under and full time hubs. What is this axle from? Did chevy only use spring over? Oh, my waggy axle measures 58.5 inches. Sorry to ramble, this has been bothering me all weakend.

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scout maybe?

whats the bolt pattern?



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Re: Can you I.D. this front 44

yes.. what is the bolt pattern.. but it does sound like a wagoneer axle... in 1974 they switched to a 6 bolt pattern.. the 5 bolt pattern from the pre 73 era is about 2" shorter than the 6 bolt.. another note.. those 5 bolt wagoneer axles were all closed knuckle.. they also switched to the open knuckle when they went wider..


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if it is a scout axle it will have spring pads for a 2" spring, 5on5 1/2 wheel pattern, external bolt hubs, and 8 bolt spindles. i run a scout front in my jeep and i have a wag front in my garage. i have never measured my front end but the wag front is 61" from wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface.

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It has the 6 bolt spindles, the ones needed for the ford hub conversion, and the axle is a 6 lug. It looks identicle to the narrow waggy axle except its a few inches shorter. And it is open knuckle. Thanks

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maybe the other wag axle you have is not actually a wag axle?

we can verify that, measure the housing in question from top balljoint castle nut, to top balljoint castle nut, center to center.


Im not aware of any axle that is what you describe, but Id like ot know, because that housing would make the perfect CJ swap.
strange stuff indeed.



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The unknown axle measures 48" between center ball joint nuts. My narrow trac waggy axle measures 52" between center ball joints.

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The "Mystery Axle!"

I dont know what it is, but if no one can figure out what it went to, I'm sure Al Gore will take credit for inventing it! hehehehe

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48 inches center to center on teh upper ball joint holes?
thats exactly what my 75 or 76 wag front axle measures.
I helped cut it out of the wagoneer, so I know for sure thats what it came from.

6 lugs, flat topped knuckles, disk brakes, full time hubs ( slugs)
it was a 360th400 Qtrack truck.

what year model did your 52 inch axle come from? are you sure you measured the top ball joint bores and not the bottoms? ( sorry, just making sure!)



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Re: Can you I.D. this front 44

The 52" came out of a 76 waggy, from what I was told. It measures 58" from outer knuckle to outer knuckle. Now I'm getting confused. Does anyone have a measurement for the full width waggy front end.

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