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    Originally posted by mr.n


    Yes! now we need the years...

    They made the HP60 from 78 to current in F350's all are kingpin

    78-79 had longer short sides and are more desireable, in leaf spring setups tires larger than 35's will mash the springs when turning.

    in 1999 ford put HP dana 50's in the 250 SD's they are also ball joint (these are junk compared to the 60) they use D44 guts.

    I'm still looking for a pair of these HP60's at a reasonable price.

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    Originally posted by NOYFB
    They made the HP60 from 78 to current in F350's all are kingpin
    From what I've gathered(for D60) '92+ are Ball joint front ends & '99+ use a unit bearing.
    The '78/'79 D60 also has the biggest U-joints available, who knows why they changed that.

    I know the TTB D50 uses a different center than D44 stuff(to bad cause they are HP & CHEAP!!), not sure about solid D50. I thought only aftermarket(Terra,ect) used the D44 center stuff?
    Anyone know the D50 spline count(inner)??
    Is the solid D50 HP? (like its TTB counter part)
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    Cool more learning for me I guess .... I had always assumed the HP D44 was introduced with the Reverse Cut gears. Obviously the old cliche is true "never assume anything....."
    So, since there are so many in the know here, I have a question about my particular HP D44 (now, I'm not sure which year it is) - the steering linkage has a tie rod end on it (at the pitman end) that looks unlike anything I've seen before (tho I've heard mention of what I think it may be - a captured ball something or other)
    It looks like a toyota pitman end but HUGE by comparison, not to mention the threaded tie rod ends have diameters over 1". anyone able to help with the ID of this stuff? I'm in need of a few replacements but don't really know the application. It is 1/2 ton ford, standard coil sprung, radius arm fare, disc brake, open knuckle. Anyone know a quick way to pinpoint the year?
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    Originally posted by Rockfrog
    Cool more learning for me I guess .... I had always assumed the HP D44 was introduced with the Reverse Cut gears.
    Say what? The reverse spiral gear set can only fit in a "High Pinion" housing. So I think you have some info backwards. No worries, with all this slang used to talk about this axle it's easy to get messed up.
    Originally posted by Rockfrog
    I have a question about my particular HP D44 (now, I'm not sure which year it is)
    2 options.
    1st: get the BOM of the front center tube. You'll need a stiff steel brush and time. It's a 6 number starting with a 6, then a dash "-" and a seventh number. I'll get you all the info you need with this.
    2: Take a lot of picture of it. CLose up's of the top coil mount, knuckle to show U-joint.
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    Originally posted by Rogue Bronco

    From what I've gathered(for D60) '92+ are Ball joint front ends & '99+ use a unit bearing.
    For those reading along, I believe this is a Ford only change for the Dana 60. (Havn't spent too much time out of the 70's for a Dana 60)
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    Originally posted by mr.n
    For those reading along, I believe this is a Ford only change for the Dana 60. (Havn't spent too much time out of the 70's for a Dana 60)
    Ooops, shoulda mentioned that was for Ford only.
    Chev discontinued D60 in '91-'92(one or other I forget), and who knows about Dodge, they did some odd stuff.
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    Originally posted by mr.n
    1st: get the BOM of the front center tube. You'll need a stiff steel brush and time. It's a 6 number starting with a 6, then a dash "-" and a seventh number. I'll get you all the info you need with this.
    2: Take a lot of picture of it. CLose up's of the top coil mount, knuckle to show U-joint.
    mr.n, here's the numbers I got off the tube, I think you want the second set

    12 21 6 B4 603808 9

    Thanks for any help
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    Originally posted by Rockfrog


    mr.n, here's the numbers I got off the tube,
    603808 9
    OK, give me a while. The book is in a different location
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    Any word yet?
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    Originally posted by Rockfrog
    Any word yet?
    Thanks for the re-minder.
    603808 is out of a 1976.5 F-150 (part of full time 4x40 runing a standard diff and 3.50 gears (ring and pinion part number 700040-3) For axle shaft lengths see my Dana 44 article, under my web page, you've 660003-1&2 shafts.
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    thanks
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