Dana 44 8 lug Parts cleaned and painted. Also
added , different calipers and 8 lug hub/rotors
14 bolt rear disk
Dana 44 cleaned, painted and knuckles
Axles shafts pulled from 14b. I then managed
to pull the drums and brakes. I also cut off the perches
and shock mounts. Lastly I removed the carrier and pinion. It was a
You have no idea how tough it is to remove the
studs from the drum / hubs. Here they are all pulled and the
K20 rotors that will be mounted to the hubs.
14 bolt extreme diff cover painted.
Dana 44 extreme diff cover painted.
14 bolt ring and pinion are massive compared
to the Dana 44.
Test fitting to see how it goes together. I
already new I would have to modify the brackets since they are
made for a Chevy pickup calipers not Cadillac calipers but they look
like they line up perfect.
I'm using Cadillac calipers since they have a
manual E-brake. I know this ass backwards, they will
be facing forwards. I was checking the alignment of the pads.
I did a little grinding, cleaning priming (2
coats) and painted (3 coats) the bottom half of the 14b housing. I
the paint cure overnight then paint the top half tomorrow.
I also managed to assemble the hubs with K20
rotors, clean, prime (2 coats) and paint (2 coats).
I painted the top (3 coats). Still waiting on
the Detroit so I can start putting it back together.
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