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Old 02-07-2020, 12:30 AM
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1972 Wagoneer Tapered or Flanged Rear Axles?

I'm looking at buying a 1972 Wagoneer and I'm wondering if that year would still use the tapered axle shafts/hubs for the rear Dana 44, or if it would have flanged axle shafts.

The wheels have hub caps on them so I couldn't see the end of the axles to check.

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Old 02-07-2020, 11:04 AM
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99% certain flanged.

The change was not associated with any specific year AFAIK, but I believe the flanged axles started appearing in the 68-69-70 time frame. A '72 should definitely have a flanged axle, and a TracLock if equipped with limited slip.
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:08 PM
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Absolutely positively a flanged axle 30 spline Dana 44 offset differential.

Standard ratio for V8 automatic was 3.31, optional 3.73.
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