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Well it's about time to start collecting the parts I need for the swap. I wiil be using a Dana 44 front axle and a fullsize 8.8" rear end from a 89 fullsize bronco. please give me any kind of insight on what I plan to use. All commentary is wanted:)

Edited with final parts
Dana 44 from 76 f-150
-78-79 coil spring towers spaced out with 3x4 steel
-Wildhorse crawler 5.5" coil springs.
-F-250 shock towers
-5.13 Yukon ring and pinion
-Master overall kit.
-Warn primium hubs.
-Cage offroad radius arms.
-78-79 stock tie rod
-Explorer stock drag link
-custom trackbar with heims. Bottom heim is a 3/4" heim and top is a 5/8" heim with 1.5" .25 wall DOM.
-Stock 76 f-150 trackbar bracket welded to a 3/16" plate of steel.
-7* C bushing kit.
-Bilstein 14" travel 5100 shocks
-Open Differential for now
-Timkin wheel bearings and seals.
-All new disk brakes and custom stainless steel brakelines

Fullwidth 8.8 from a 88 bronco
-5.13 Yukon ring and pinion
-Master install kit.
-weld on spring perches/ u bolts/ shock mounts. mountainoffroad.com
-custom shackles that are the same length of warrior shackles.
-skyjacker Add-a-leaf
-Lockright
-new drums with stock fullsize bronco e-brake cables and custom frame bracket.
-skyjacker extended brakeline for explorer.
-extended diveshaft with 1310/1330r basterd u-joint.

Wheels and tires
-36x12.5" TSL Radials
-15x8" black steel rockcrawler wheels.
 
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Little needle bearings inside the spindle. When I park the car and unlock the hubs I spin the driveshaft back and forth with my hand and can here the noise coming from the hub area. O and it doesend make the noise if I'm turning.
 
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dust sheild on the axle shaft itself?........(picture #3 on page 5)
 
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iz did the tone ring work?
i had to make a spacer to get my drive shaft to work in the rear end and i incorperated something simular to what you have done but have yet to mount the sensor with it
 
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awesome! one sensor bracket comeing up. thanks
 
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It turned out to be stuff in the axle tube. I sprayed a little WD-40 and it stopped. What should I use to keep from stuff getting in there?
 
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Dana 30 have a kinda shield thing. maybe make the hole in one bigger to fit the 44 shaft?
 
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Yea thats a thought. I hate mud!!! Its a bigger pain then its worth.
 
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Heres some pictures from tonight. Tell me what you guys think. Seems pretty flexy.
SAS_pics_049.jpg

SAS_pics_052.jpg

SAS_pics_048.jpg

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SAS_pics_041.jpg
 
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looks killer! i hope mine will flex like that. (is that behind the dennys?)
 
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Yes it is behind denny's. Thats pretty funny you know where it is. It's out home town wheeling spot/new streight axle test zone. We are all sick of it out there, but there is some pretty crazy ditches and lines.
 
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Looks like it flexs really well up front. How did it feel on the road?
 
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looks pretty good,

as for keeping dirt out of the tube they make axle seals just for that
 
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there is no such thing as spindle bearings on a d44, those are the wheel bearings inner and outer.
Sorry just saw this post -- but there are spindle bearings. They are medium-sized needle bearings that go on the back and inside the spindle. Its what the outer axle shaft rides on.

DAN706527X_sm.jpg
 
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Good job Colindo, it flexes real well, the photos tell the story. :):)
 
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wow, never knew those buggers were in there.
 
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Hey, what are the specs on the front shocks you got in there?
They look like bilsteins, what`s the compression and extension lengths and travel?
No troubles with having no front bumpstops?
Were you bottoming out those shocks?

Hmm? Huh? Eh? :p:
 
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Thank you. On the road it isn't bad at all, although I don't have rear shocks yet. As far as the asle seal I found this. Will it work for my dana 44?
http://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/product_info.php?products_id=1068

Don't think those will work for your Dana 44. Maybe ones for a Jeep, but they don't work for the Ford 1/2 ton ones. Look at this pic, there is no room between the end of the left axle tube and the inner axle shaft yoke.
SAS_pics_018.jpg


You can get the axle slinger in this diagram, its just a metal seal, it may kinda work, I got them for my rebuild, but didn't run them to know how well they do.
 
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