Fullsize Fun - '79 F250 axles

BurntOrange

Hook 'em Horns!
City
Oklahoma City
State
OK
#1
I celebrated the holiday weekend by unloading the fullsize axles I recently brought up from TX. They're from an old '79 Ford F250 farm truck I parted out last weekend at Jeep Masters in Austin. The front is a reverse spiral Dana 44, rear is a Dana 60. 4.10s in both. The front may not be a 60 but it's about the most heavy duty OEM D44 out there. These suckers will end up under my Scrambler.

Here's a pic of the D44 wearing some worn Humvee 36" MTs on black 16.5" steelies positioned in front of my CJ-7 for a fun comparison of stock vs. fullsize:




This front *should* bolt up perfectly using a BTF full-width conversion kit.




I hadn't popped the covers on the axles or even drained them so was a little anxious about what condition they'd be in since they've been sitting so long. Ring gear looks good to me!




Pinion looks good too!




D60 looks good inside too!




BTW, the following site is a *must read* on front Dana 44 info: http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/web_rs44.html

Now to get that CJ-7 out from under the carport and free up some space to start assembling the rolling Scrambler chassis...
 

2K1TJ

Still Scramblin'
City
Rockmart
State
GA
#2
What drivetrain are you running? :confused:

I don't think that front will work with the Dana 300, unless you flip it. :confused:

Or am I missing something??
 

BurntOrange

Hook 'em Horns!
City
Oklahoma City
State
OK
#3
Good catch! I'll be running a doubler setup using the driver's-side-drop NP205 from the same '79 Ford pickup. 700R4 trans bolted to GM NP203 gear reduction box bolted to Ford NP205. Already have all 3 components, just need to get the doubler adapter stuff from Wagoner Machine here in Oklahoma.
 

2K1TJ

Still Scramblin'
City
Rockmart
State
GA
#4
Good! I was hopin' you didn't get the wrong axle!


You keepin' the 4.10's? What's your crawl ratio gonna be?
 

BurntOrange

Hook 'em Horns!
City
Oklahoma City
State
OK
#5
yes, I plan to keep the 4.10s. 700R4 has a 3.0 1st gear and I will run a WMS 3.1:1 gearset in the NP203 GRB coupled to the NP205's 2:1 so should be able to go as low as 76:1
 
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