If you're going rear axle shoping in a junk yard, just get a Ford 8.8 out of a 96+ Exploder. Its got Disc brakes & only takes some MINOR fab work to get it in there. Its actually stronger than the 44. Not by much, but it is. When they come from the Exploder, 31-spline shafts & Track-loc is factory. If you get it from a v6 auto, chances are you can score 4.11's too.
[url="http://community.webshots.com/album/37357975IlmeHK"]'92 YJ Islander[/url], 4.0, 5-speed. 1" Daystar Body Lift, 31x10.50 Goodyear MT/R's, CJ Style (87-91) Roll Bar, ARB Safari Snorkel, K&N Panel Filter, Dynomax SuperTurbo Catback. Still hunting for TJ Sahara flares!!!
[url="http://community.webshots.com/album/37557247daBfyQ"]'87 Mustang T-Top GT[/url], Maximum Motorsports: Rear LCA's, 4-point K-Member brace, & Std Length Subframe Connectors, FRPP 'C' Springs, Mac Pro-Chamber, Chrome BBK equal length shorties, B&M Ripper w/ leather cobra knob.