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Spindle removal tool for 78 D44

Hi all,

I've been lucky enough to purchase a solid D44 front from a 78 Bronco for an SAS conversion on my 91.

I'm searching for a spindle removal tool that can attach to a slide hammer similar to the service tool you can rent from a pep boys or autozone. So far I'm coming up short.

I'm aware of the BFH and block of wood method but that doesn't seem to be working. So does anyone know where I can find something like that tool anywhere? Or am I stuck with a BFH?
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I use a 3 or 4 in wide brick chisel and a 4 lb hammer. Can get the chisel at Lowes or Home Depot and it doesn't take up too much room in the tool box.

Put the chisel at the base of the spindle where it meets the knuckle and hit it with the BFH. Works every time for me with no thread damage....
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Hi all,

I've been lucky enough to purchase a solid D44 front from a 78 Bronco for an SAS conversion on my 91.

I'm searching for a spindle removal tool that can attach to a slide hammer similar to the service tool you can rent from a pep boys or autozone. So far I'm coming up short.

I'm aware of the BFH and block of wood method but that doesn't seem to be working. So does anyone know where I can find something like that tool anywhere? Or am I stuck with a BFH?
It's just a big socket...on the bottom it screws into the end of the slider hammer and on the "socket side" it's threaded to go right on the end of the spindle.

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I bought one on Amazon. One size fits most D44, D50, D60...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I bought one on Amazon. One size fits most D44, D50, D60...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That's exactly what he needs

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They work great, even pulled off a D60 spindle that had been sitting in water. I ended up breaking the slide hammer in pieces (had to use a 5lb sledge hammer on the slide hammer slide to make any progress) but the spindle eventually came off unharmed.
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I've got this one-

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/otc-7502

basically the same as above, works on 1/2 ton stuff and 60's

.http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=26328&dateline=121233  5329
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I bought one on Amazon. One size fits most D44, D50, D60...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
BOOYA!

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