View Full Version : dana 27 to 44 swap
05-15-2003, 02:49 PM
If I find a dana 44 to swap into my wag. will the driveshaft/ u-joints work? If I find a dana 30 , would that be worth considering? Thanks for everyones help.
Dana 30, nope, still gonna have to deal with a weaker axle than a 44.
Dana 44, not sure, I have the complete '76 flat top D44 axle and steering box sitting on a table in the shop. No time right now.
I'm going SOA no matter what, looking at going J20 HD44 Front/60 Rear or FW 60 Front/14Bolt rear. Not sure what might pop up.
I'll document the heck out of this for the next, when I can get it done.
Until then, I just carry lots of extra parts.
05-15-2003, 03:22 PM
the pig on the 44 is a bit longer front to back so you may have to shorten the shaft... the Ujoints should be the same 1310 series....
05-15-2003, 03:26 PM
Tad and Beast; thanks for the input. This is the kind of stuff I need to know.
05-19-2003, 06:39 AM
I used the cv from the d20 end of the original shaft and the pinion end of the donor vehicle shaft, added a splice tube in the middle and have a working front shaft. Not balanced though and vibrates like crazy. It will be replaced after I roll the front pinion up and have 300$ for a WOODY.
05-22-2003, 11:11 AM
I hit pickapart the other day and found some d44's with full-time. One was locked up at the pinion and the other was on a vehicle. I see that they were both 6" wider and soa. Pickapart wants $150. for a diff. Sometimes they have half price days. That would be good if I find what I want. I also saw a couple suburbans with nice beefy rear springs with a lot of arch and they measure a couple inches longer than my stockers. I have blocks on there now and it's not quite as high as I would like. I was looking at the springs because I want to do the flip but don't want to do the unflip on the trail. I'm going to deal with that later after I get the front diff situated. Thanks for all the responses, advice and offers.
05-22-2003, 09:54 PM
well i got some nice 6lug Dutchman axles that will convert ur rear 5lug d44 to 6lug to match a front d44 u get from pick-a-part...or u can buy the whole rear d44 diff i have that has 427sRP and a detroit locker and is set up for disc brakes!
or i can part out the diff for its axles, detroit locker, and disc brake kit!
gotta get rid of this diff.
05-28-2003, 05:23 AM
Hey, Ken, how much you want for the disc brake setup?
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