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Unread 08-24-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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CJ Dana 44 ID

I picked up Dana 44 that was advertised as being out of an 86 CJ but I'm starting to wonder if it really was. I need some help figuring out what it's out of if not that.

Width - Stock Wide Trac
Brakes - 11" Drum
Bolt Pattern - 5x5.5
Pumpkin = Centered

Everything I've ready says the brakes on a Dana 44 should be the same as the Model 20 and be 10" Drums not 11". Is this correct or what axle could have been cut down to make this?

Would the numbers if any on the Dana 44 help me confirm what it's out of?


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Unread 08-24-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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Go to post #7 in this thread to see how to 100% positively ID the axle you have.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ax...worth-1092934/
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Unread 08-24-2010, 04:46 PM   #3
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That is fantastic, just what I was looking for. I wish I had know this before I bought it.

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Unread 08-24-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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Someone might have swapped on the drums from a 72-75 CJ D44? I think the backing plate pattern is the same.. could be wrong though.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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The 11" drums don't look like the older Jeep ones at least from the pictures I've seen of the replacement parts.

I can't seem to find any bill of Materials numbers on the tube and there are no tags on it any longer. I found stamped in the pumpkin C35832.

Is there any other place I could find the Bill of Materials number or other way to identify it. Perhaps if I pull the axles there will be a number on them?


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Unread 08-24-2010, 07:23 PM   #6
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The only 56" WMS to WMS rear Dana 44 semi floating 5 on 5.5" axle I am aware of is the 86 CJ one. If it has not been cut down then that is what it is. I do not know anywhere to get axle shafts for one of those.
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I'm pretty sure it's 56" wheel mount to wheel mount. It even says 56 on the ends of the axles.

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The better question is since it's 11" drums and I want to rebuild the brakes, what parts should I try? All of the 86 jeep parts seem to be 10" drums. I'm thinking maybe try Ford Parts from and 86 Ford Dana 44, they used to be 5x5.5 right?


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When it comes to brakes on my CJ's I pull the part and take it with me to match it up. My 80 ended up using front pads off a 95 ford F150
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It sounds like Fords to me but I don't think I've ever come across a 44 rearend in a Ford. Ford did make an 11" drum with 5x5.5 but usually in the dana 60 or Ford 9" rearends. Is there a 60 or 60-2 cast into the housing?
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The better question is since it's 11" drums and I want to rebuild the brakes, what parts should I try?
1972-75 CJ5's came with a D44 with 11" drums.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 09:46 PM   #12
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1972-75 CJ5's came with a D44 with 11" drums.
Yeah I might explore that a bit more but it's for sure not a narrow trac and the 11" drums don't look anything like the ones I think go on the CJ5 D44's. I'll take it apart tomorrow and get some pictures.

Mine don't have fin's like this one but perhaps not all of them did.

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rockauto.com has parts for the 11" drums, look up '86 CJ7 brakes and you'll find what you need.
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No chance it's a 58" wide Scout II axle?.. My Scoutt D44 rear has 11 drums that aren't finned.
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Mine don't have fin's like this one but perhaps not all of them did.
You're correct, not all of them did. My '75 had 3.73 gears originally with the finned drums. I swapped in axles from a '72 which had the 4.27 gears I wanted, but didn't have the finned drums. Of course, I did swap the drums out.

A lot of times the BOM is obscured with paint, grime, etc. I've had to remove all paint in the area with a rotoloc pad on a die grinder to see them sometimes.
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