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Orestudeguy
06-02-2007, 12:44 AM
I have a Dana 44 rear that I'm going to rebuild and put under my 64 Wagonaire.
It came out of a 56 ? Stude car..
In a conversation about this particular rear end, I was told that the earlier non-flanged axle can be changed over to the flanged axles by changing the axles, bearings, seals, and other parts at the flanged end of the axle..

I have not rebuilt this type of rear axle before..
So I found the conversation interesting..

So,not knowing, I'm curious, is it possible to take an earlier tapered Dana 44 axle and swap the axles to the later Dana 44 flanged axles??[?]

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

JDP
06-02-2007, 12:59 AM
Fairborn Studebaker sells a kit for $495 to do just that.


http://www.fairbornstudebaker.com/

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

Orestudeguy
06-02-2007, 02:24 PM
Thanks, I'm aware of the upgrade kit sold by Fairborn.. I was curious if this has ever been attempted or for that matter if it had ever been done..
Looks by the lack of replies, it's not been done..
Thanks..

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

JDP
06-02-2007, 02:36 PM
The Studebaker flanged axles will not work in the standard housing, thus the kit with special axles.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander