OK so got the 9" done. Time to start on the 44! Hardest thing I did tonight was getting the 9" off the bench to work on the 44! Man that thing is heavy with all its guts in it!
First thing to do, layout all the major parts and take a general inventory.
Got Dodge W100 knuckles and bearing hubs. Matches the 5x5.5" wheel pattern of the 9" rear. I need to send this flat top knuckle off to be machined and drilled and tapped for high steer arms to bolt on.
So still undecided if I want to use the lockouts or just leave the solid engagement of the dodge knuckles.
So I started pulling it apart, here is one of my favorite parts of this build! Powertrax lunch box locker!
Then I was looking things over and saw some critter had been storing nuts in my axle tube!