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Now that I have to pull my entire fornt end apart to install this Lockrite, I am going to redo the u-joints, etc, etc. and started thinking about converting the front to discs.
I have a complete Dana 44 with discs available for the swap. Can I just use the 44 disc stuff from knuckles out instead of the 30 drum stuff? I know the disc's are six lug, besides that is it a one to one swap? Does anyone know what Ford rotor would keep the five lug, and if the spindle from the same Ford would be used?
I was searching for info on the bbs but mainly pulled up rear stuff.

pbm
74 cj5,304,t18,2.46 ts d20,30f,44r,soa,MORE buggy front,35's,Rci's,5pt,full cage,air,etc.

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I'm pretty sure that you would have to use a chevy 44 spindle... It bolts to the knuckle with 6 bolts, then you can use your ford hub and rotor.

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I know that the knuckles you need are very early (pre-'76?) Chevy half ton or Jeep Wagoneer. The Ford rotor can come off of any F-150 up to I believe '91 or '92. You need to use the Chevy or Jeep caliper and caliper mount. To save some grief you might consider swapping the six lug stuff and having an axle or machine shop swap your 5 lug rear to six lug. The advantage of doing this is there is no mixing and matching of parts. Just a thought.
Rondo

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Yes, I have a friend that has done this several times, no problems. He just separated the two at the ball joints and swapped over, simple since he had to replace them anyway.

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