Hey guys i have a 1997 f250 7.3 4x4 and i am trying to find a dana 60 to swap into it. But so far i haven't found much of anything. (except for a guy who wants to sell a ford obs gasser duelly for 4000$. uhhhh no.)
I have however found what i believe is a dana 44 from a 1978-1979 f-250.
The axle tubes are 3" in diameter and according to my research are 1/2 " thick. It has disc brakes, 8 lug, and is high pinion. I found some numbers cast into the housing: 44-9f 3856.
Its in good shape and the guy only wants 100$ for it. Can I use it in my truck? Or would the weight of the motor be too much for it. As i understand the axle tube diameter in a dana 60 is 3 1/4" and the thickness is 1/2 ". Or am i reaching for the moon here.