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Bruce

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Alright I have the knuckles and have figured out I need the small bearing chevy spindles form 73-76. But do I have to change the outer axles? The chevy axle is 9 & 15/16 long and the Ford axle is 9 & 23/32 long. So the chevy axle is alsmost 1/4" longer than the ford axle.
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Well Coy ?
I can tell ya you cant run Ferd stubs in a Chevy D44 , the outer snap ring wont go on. I hope that helps ya Bruce

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Looks like the yukons will work with either ford or chevy. They have 2 snap-ring grooves.
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It needs the longer stub but some run them with no ring in center but I never have run them that way.


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Alright I have the knuckles and have figured out I need the small bearing chevy spindles form 73-76. But do I have to change the outer axles? The chevy axle is 9 & 15/16 long and the Ford axle is 9 & 23/32 long. So the chevy axle is alsmost 1/4" longer than the ford axle.

I run chebby spindles/knuckles on my Ford D44. I had to use the GM calipers and mounts (duh!). I am now using aftermarket chro-mo axles...but before that I ran stock Ford and GM axles. Yes...there is a small difference between the GM and Ford axle length. The difference, as far as I can tell is the place where the small locking clip goes on the outer end of the stub shaft. If you plan to run aftermarket locking hubs (Warn, other), the stub shaft length makes no difference. IF you plan to run the OEM Ford locking hubs (stronger than aftermarket) you will need to run the correct length inorder to put the outter lock ring on.Warn hubs do not need this lock ring. I have taken a wheel grinder and recut the outter groove (redneck engineering) and used different stub shafts.
Its been so long since I used OEM axles that I have forgotten some of the details on this.

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