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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)
 






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
 












awesome! one sensor bracket comeing up. thanks
 






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?
 






Dana 30 have a kinda shield thing. maybe make the hole in one bigger to fit the 44 shaft?
 






Yea thats a thought. I hate mud!!! Its a bigger pain then its worth.
 






Heres some pictures from tonight. Tell me what you guys think. Seems pretty flexy.
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SAS_pics_052.jpg

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looks killer! i hope mine will flex like that. (is that behind the dennys?)
 






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.
 






Looks like it flexs really well up front. How did it feel on the road?
 






looks pretty good,

as for keeping dirt out of the tube they make axle seals just for that
 






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
 






Nice work colin. Looks like it flexes really well. :thumbsup:
 












Good job Colindo, it flexes real well, the photos tell the story. :):)
 






wow, never knew those buggers were in there.
 






:thumbsup:
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.
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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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