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I have a Dana 44 front axle from a Jeep that is 6 on 5.5. I want to convert to 5 on 5.5. Does anyone have any information on what exactly to buy? Thanks. -Steve
 

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I have a Dana 44 front axle from a Jeep that is 6 on 5.5. I want to convert to 5 on 5.5. Does anyone have any information on what exactly to buy? Thanks. -Steve
What year Jeep axle?
WHat is it out of? (Wide track or not)
Why do you want this under a Ford? (Or just looking)


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The axle is out of an 88 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with disk brakes. I am putting it under my Jeep Wrangler that has an AMC 360 with a Ford T18 and NP205. I have a full floating Dana 44 rear that is 5 on 5.5, so I need to make the front match it. I am not looking to spend alot. I am looking to buy used parts (except for bearings/seals etc). So, easy and cheap if possible lol
 

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JOKER4INK said:
The axle is out of an 88 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with disk brakes. I am putting it under my Jeep Wrangler that has an AMC 360 with a Ford T18 and NP205. I have a full floating Dana 44 rear that is 5 on 5.5, so I need to make the front match it. I am not looking to spend alot. I am looking to buy used parts (except for bearings/seals etc). So, easy and cheap if possible lol
IM not a fan of wranglers but that sounds sick
 

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it is getting there. I scrapped the leafs and am now running a long-arm coil conversion too. The rear axle is all set up (geared, locked, chromoly shafts, full-float) and has all the brackets welded up and is installed. In order to complete the front install, I need to get the lug patterns to match. So that brings me back to my original question. What Ford Dana 44 parts would I need to use to get it to 5 on 5.5?
 

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JOKER4INK said:
The axle is out of an 88 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with disk brakes. I am putting it under my Jeep Wrangler
So, easy and cheap if possible lol
Want, or ever want Flat tops? (Extra $50-100 with out arms)
Driven on highway? or trail only?


Edit Check my site for some info: http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html
 

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All you need are some chevy small bearing spindles and some ford D44 rotors. You should be able to obtain that stuff for less than $100.
 

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Hum, ya, I thought I read somewhere that the later model Waggy's had the big bearing spindles, but maybe that was the Chevy D44's.
 

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Small Spindels only came on Flat top knuckels! So 73-77.5
All Dana 44's for Chevy and Jeep have large spindels for and after 1977.




JOKER4INK,

Typical answer to your issue:
73-76 Chevy or FSJ Spindles. (used $40-70 a pair)
- (Keep your outer stub axle shaft)
76-79 Ford Hub and rotor. (used $20-60 a pair)


If you want a cheaper solution, and are willing to experment we've other options.
 

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Thanks for all your guys help. I also checked with www.partsmikeparts.com. What I need to locate is a set of small bearing spindles from a 74-75 Jeep or 72-76.5 Chevy 1/2 ton. Then I need a Ford hub and rotor with bearing from a 76-86 Bronco. I still have those crappy automatic lockouts on my Waggy 44, so I need manual locking hubs too. Does anyone know a good source of those parts? Will I be missing washers, clips or anything else? Also, do I need a Ford outter knuckle or stub shaft? I want to still use the Jeep/Chevy calipers.
 

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If you buy new hubs the clips and washers should come with them. You can reuse your Jeep stub shafts and calipers.

You can source the parts from a junkyard or buy them new. If you look you can almost buy new for the same price as stuff from a yard.
 
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