Parts for FA15 and FA16 Dana-Spicer Closed Knuckle Model 44 Front Axles in 1955-1972 IHC 4x4s

In the mid 1950s, what most folks now call the Dana 44 Standard Closed Knuckle Axle was referred to as a Spicer 44 Front Drive Axle. International introduced the 7000 pound Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) R-120 3/4 ton 4x4, the firm's first factory 4x4 pickup late in the 1955 model year. The R-120, which featured a FA-15 standard Spicer 44 closed knuckle front drive axle was quickly superseded by the mechanically similar 1956 S-120 4x4. In addition to updated front end sheet metal, S-120 4x4s were offered in pickup,  stake, and utility body versions, plus enclosed body panel and Travelall models. The 3/4 ton FA15 was the sole production 4x4 axle choice International offered for pickups up to and including the 1960 B-120. International pickup truck buyers had 3 axle choices for the 1961 C-Series. C-120 3/4 tons could be ordered with either a FA15 standard Spicer 44 or a FA18 Heavy-Duty Dana 44 front axles. New was a 1 ton rated C-130 with a Dana 70 closed knuckle front axle. For 1963, International brought out it's first factory 1/2 ton, the C-1100 which came with a FA16 Spicer 44 Closed Knuckle front axle using internally splined wheel hubs. The FA16 1/2 ton and FA15 3/4 ton axles were used in production IHC vehicles until the 1971 model year although Dana does list the FA16 for 1972.

Axle Identification

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The stock axle for 1953 to 1975 International 110, 1100 series 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 series 3/4 ton 4x4s was a standard Dana 44 Dana 44 with 8 Bolt Knuckle Ball Seals. Starting in 1956, an optional, a higher rated Dana 44 Heavy Duty front axle with 12 Bolt Ball Seals could be ordered in a 3/4 ton truck
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Cover: 10 Bolt, 10-3/8" high

Axle Universal Joints

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The International Closed Knuckle Dana 44 standard axle uses solid cross, inside lock-up universal joints without seals that are designed to be bathed in a semi-liquid lubricant from inside the closed knuckle balls. By today's standards, these u-joints are way undersized, but given the lighter vehicle weights and modestly powered engines of the early 1950's to the early 1970's, the joint size was probably adequate
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QU40507M Axle Universal Joint for IHC Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles Is a genuine original equipment axle manufacturer, solid-cross, non-greaseable, front axle u-joint without seals for 1953-1975 IHC Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles. Link to our QU40507M Large Text Product Page.

Please refer to QU40507M page for more details and ordering information.

Closed Knuckle Parts

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We stock the regular service closed knuckle parts for your 1953-1975 International 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 with a standard closed knuckle Dana 44 front axle which will have 8 bolt Knuckle Ball Hemisphere Seals. With a Closed Knuckle axle, the axle universal joints and king pin bearings are lubricated by very heavy oil or a viscous grease that will flow when the axle shafts rotate. A large, multi-piece seal is bolted to the backside of the steering knuckle to keep lubricant in and water out. On poorly maintained closed knuckle axles or axles equipped with lockout hubs that are rarely used in 4x4, the upper king pin bearing and axle universal joint can suffer from lack of lubrication. The Ball Seals will usually weep some lubricant especially when standard gear oils are used as a lubricant. Submersion of the axle under water or condensation from temperature changes can cause moisture to build up inside the enclosed ball and lead to corrosion damage and part failures
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QK4617 1953-1975 International Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axle Knuckle Bearing Kit Includes 4 Timken® Knuckle Bearings, 4 Timken® Knuckle Bearing Cups, and Rectangular Knuckle Shim Set to service both sides of your vintage IHC 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 truck.

Please refer to QK4617 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40773 Knuckle Shim Kit for 1953-1975 International Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles with 8 Bolt Ball Seals Includes a selection of rectangular shims to adjust the Knuckle Bearing preload. Services one side of your vintage IHC 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 truck.

Please refer to QU40773 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU20091 and QU20092 Trapezoid Knuckle Shims For Many 1953-1975 International Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles with 8 Bolt Ball Seals fit between the combination steering arm/upper king pin to adjust the turning preload for the Drivers Side Steering Knuckle on your vintage IHC 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 truck.

Please refer to QU20091 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40188 1953-1975 International 8 Bolt Knuckle Ball Seal Kit for Dana 44 Standard Front Axles Is a genuine original equipment Kit for Dana 44 standard duty closed knuckle front axles in IHC 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks.

Please refer to QU40188 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50627 1953-1975 International Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Timken® Knuckle Bearing Cup For Dana 44 Standard Duty closed knuckle front axles in IHC 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks.


Please refer to QU50627 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50628 1953-1975 International Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Timken® Knuckle Bearing For Dana 44 Standard Duty closed knuckle front axles in IHC 1/2 ton or light 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks.



Please refer to QU50628 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40564 Bronze Upper Knuckle Bushing with Key Slot Is a genuine original equipment replacement Bushing for all International trucks with a standard Dana 44 closed knuckle axle with a upper King Pin with a key slot.


Please refer to QU40564 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40569 Spined Bronze Upper Knuckle Bushing Is a genuine original equipment replacement Bushing for all International trucks with a standard Dana 44 closed knuckle axle with a splined upper King Pin.


Please refer to QU40569 page for more details and ordering information.

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TK50784 Torque King Timken Small Closed Knuckle King Pin Bearing Kit For IHC Dana 44.



Please refer to TK50784 page for more details and ordering information.

Differential and Pinion Bearings (Individual)

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There was a IHC Dana 44 differential Side Bearing change which depending upon what parts book you believe was effective anywhere from 1967 to 1971. It is quite possible the change did not take place in a single year, but over several years as International used older axles they had on hand during vehicle assembly. One thing is for sure, you should verify what diff side bearing you have before ordering!
All bearings are not created equal for fit or durability, so we only stock first class, long lasting, Timken® Differential and Pinion Bearings for your Dana front axle. Timken® was and is a a major original equipment supplier of top-notch bearing components to Dana Spicer. Since I first started rebuilding Dana axles in the mid 1970's, I have found Timken® Bearings to be the most consistent in relation to the published dimensions of any bearing on the market which makes rebuilding an axle right the first time a WHOLE lot easier!
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QU50533 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing Cup For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle.


Please refer to QU50533 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle.


Please refer to QU50534 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50535 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle.


Please refer to QU50535 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50536 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle.


Please refer to QU50536 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50538 Timken® Large Inside Diameter Differential Side Bearing For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle that has differential side bearing with an inside diameter of 1.796". (uses 2)

Please refer to QU50538 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50683 Timken® Small Inside Diameter Differential Side Bearing For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle that has differential side bearing with an inside diameter of 1.688". (uses 2)

Please refer to QU50683 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50537 Timken® Differential Side Bearing Cup For 1953-1975 International 110, 1100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 120, 1200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 closed knuckle front axle. (uses 2)


Please refer to QU50537 page for more details and ordering information.

Differential Parts

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QU30170U Loaded Differential Case For Dana 44 with 3.92 to 5.89 ratio gear sets and 30 spline axle shafts.



Please refer to QU30170U page for more details and ordering information.

QU40632 Empty Differential Case Kit For Dana Model 44 3.73 and numerically lower ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims.


Please refer to QU40632 page for more details and ordering information.

QU40633 Loaded Differential Case Assembly For Dana Model 44 3.73 and numerically lower ratios. Includes spider gears, diff bearings, ring gear bolts and diff shims.


Please refer to QU40633 page for more details and ordering information.

QU40634 Empty Differential Case Kit For Dana Model 44 3.92 and numerically higher ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims.


Please refer to QU40634 page for more details and ordering information.

QU40635 Loaded Differential Case Assembly For Dana Model 44 3.92 and numerically higher ratios. Includes spider gears, diff bearings, ring gear bolts, and diff shims.


Please refer to QU40635 page for more details and ordering information.

Gaskets and Gasket Makers

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TK40573 Torque King® 6 Bolt Front Hub Gasket For 1956-1972 IHC 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton 4x4 truck with a Closed Knuckle Dana 44 Axle having 6 Bolt external mount lockout hubs is a brand new, precision cut, high-tech hub gasket.

Please refer to TK40573 page for more details and tech information.

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QU40214 Dana 44 Cover Gasket Is a genuine original equipment Dana Gasket for all Dana-Spicer Model 44 axles.

Please refer to QU40214 page for more details and tech information.

Hubs and Hub Parts

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The wheel hub used on 1956-1968 IHC 1/2 ton and 1956-1972 3/4 ton 4x4s with Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles have wheel hubs that are drilled and tapped on it's outboard face in order to bolt on either an external mount solid drive flange or hub lock. 1969-up IHC 1/2 ton axles all used the internal spline type wheel hub
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QU51181 Warn 20990 Premium Hub Set for Dana 44 Front Axles With internally splined front wheel hubs. Reliable and good looking. QU51181 Fits International 1/2 tons 1968-1975

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QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set Is a relable, original equipment quality hub set with installation hardware for all 1969 to 1975 International 1/2 tons with Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles.

Please refer to QU56018 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU56019 1 Side Warn Manual Hub Set
Please refer to QU56019 page for more details and ordering information.

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QK4918 Hub Service Kit For QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set.

Please refer to QK4918 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50818 Warn Premium Quality 6 Bolt External Mount Hub Set For 1956-1968 IHC 1/2 ton and 1956-1972 3/4 Ton 4x4s with Dana 44 front axles.

Please refer to QU50818 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40548 M31E Warn Lock-O-Matic Hub Set Looking for the ultimate Lock Out Hub set for your restored 1960's to mid 1970's 3/4 or 1 ton gem? Tough Warn Lock-O-Matic Hubs give you the option of automatic engagement/disengagement AND the ability to manually engage the hubs for compression braking and continuous 4 wheeling.
Please refer to QU40548 page for more details and ordering information.

Miscellaneous Parts

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QU90009 Universal Axle Service Pack Is the Bargain Priced Chemical Service Pack included in many of our QU series Differential Bearing Kits. You get Threadlocker for the ring gear bolts, diff cap bolts, and pinion nut, QU90008 Gear Marking Compound for checking the tooth pattern on your gear set, Blue RTV sealant for the diff cover and a small brush to apply the Gear Marking Compound.

Please refer to QU90009 page for more details and ordering information.

Ring and Pinion Kits

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QU40177 Genuine Dana 4.09 Ring and Pinion Kit With pinion bearings, pinion seal, and small parts for standard Dana 44 axles. Use with 26 spline pinion yoke.

Please refer to QU40177 page for more details and ordering information.

QU40447 Genuine Dana 3.54 Ring and Pinion Kit With pinion bearings and small parts for Dana 44.


Please refer to QU40447 page for more details and ordering information.

Small Parts

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QU42009 Original Equipment 7/16" ID Tapered Locking Bushing Cone for IHC Dana 44 Front Steering Arms Fits the steering arms on 1969-1971 IHC 1100, 1200 standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles with a trapezoid steering arm to steering knuckle bolt pattern and a steering arm attached with 7/16" studs.

Link to our QU42009 Catalog Product Page

Spindles and Spindle Nuts

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QU10576 Bend Over Tab Lock Washer for 1956-1975 IHC with Dana 44 Front Axles and 1-3/4" Spindle Threads Fits 1956-1975 International 4x4 trucks with 1-3/4" thread hex spindle nuts and external mount wheel hubs. Washer has two pre-bent tabs that fit over the inner spindle nut and 6 bend-over tabs for the outer spindle nut

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QU11164 1-3/4 Thread Spindle Hex Nut for 1956-1975 IHC with Dana 44 Front Axles and 1-3/4" Spindle Threads Fits 1956-1975 International 4x4 trucks with 1-3/4" thread hex spindle nuts spindle nuts and external mount wheel hubs. Fits 1-3/4" Spindle Threads. Hex size is 2-1/2". Use 2 per side, 4 per vehicle

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QU11165 Spindle Thrust Washer for 1956-1975 IHC with Dana 44 Front Axles and 1-3/4" Spindle Threads Fits 1956-1975 International 4x4 trucks with 1-3/4" thread hex spindle nuts spindle nuts and external mount wheel hubs. Fits 1-3/4" Spindle Threads. One of these washers is used on each side between the outer wheel bearing and inner spindle nut

Spindle Bushings

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One of these Bushings are pressed into the inboard side of each spindle to support your outer axle shaft. These are one of the most common 1953-1975 International Dana 44 closed knuckle front end parts requiring replacement as both the thrust face and inside diameter of the Bushing are subject to wear
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QU40025 Spindle and Axle Shaft Bushing for 1953-1975 International Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Axles Is a genuine original equipment flanged Bronze Bushing that gets pressed into the back of the spindle to support the axle shafts in your 1953-1975 IHC 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton 4x4 truck.



Please refer to QU40025 page for more details and ordering information.

Steering Knuckles

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QU42009 Original Equipment 7/16" ID Tapered Locking Bushing Cone for IHC Dana 44 Front Steering Arms Fits the steering arms on 1969-1971 IHC 1100, 1200 standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles with a trapezoid steering arm to steering knuckle bolt pattern and a steering arm attached with 7/16" studs.

Link to our QU42009 Catalog Product Page

Wheel Bearings and Seals (Individual)

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IHC used several wheel bearing configurations for the Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles in 100, 1100, 200, and 1200 4x4 trucks. We list the most common applications below for 1953 to 1973
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QU50654 1964-1973 1/2 Ton Front Wheel Seal For all 1964-1973 International 100 and 1100 series 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles and internally splined front wheel hubs.

Please refer to QU50654 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50577 1964-1973 1/2 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup For all 1964-1973 International 100 and 1100 series 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles and internally splined front wheel hubs.

Please refer to QU50577 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50578 1964-1973 1/2 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing For all 1964-1973 International 100 and 1100 series 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles and internally splined front wheel hubs.

Please refer to QU50578 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50447 1964-1973 1/2 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup For all 1964-1973 International 100 and 1100 series 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles and internally splined front wheel hubs.

Please refer to QU50447 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50448 1964-1973 1/2 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing For all 1964-1973 International 100 and 1100 series 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles and internally splined front wheel hubs.


Please refer to QU50448 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU50704 1956-1973 3/4 Ton Front Wheel Seal For 1956-1973 International 200 and 1200 series 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles.

Please refer to QU50704 page for more details and ordering information.

QU50702 W200 Timken® Inner or Outer Wheel Bearing For most 1956-1971.5 International 200 and 1200 series 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles

QU50701 W200 Timken® Inner or Outer Wheel Bearing Cup For 1956-1973 International 200 and 1200 series 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles

QU50703 W200 Timken® Inner or Outer Wheel Bearing For most 1972-1973 International 1200 series 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, closed knuckle front axles. Also used as the Outer Bearing on some 1971 trucks

Wheel Bearing and Seal Kits

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It is always good preventative maintenance to replace the all wheel bearings and seals when restoring or maintaining your vintage 4x4. The parts availability for decades old 4x4s declines on a daily basis. Wrecking a wheel hub and/or spindle when the old bearing you reused fails can either cost you a mint or put your broken-down truck on blocks forever. We stock Kits with high quality Timken® Wheel Bearings and North American made Wheel Seals to keep your veteran Binder rolling, plus, you can order your Kit with or without install tools
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TK4911/TK4912 1964 to 1973 International 1/2 ton Torque King® Wheel Bearing Kits for Dana 44 Front Axles Fit 1964 to 1973 IHC 1100 4x4 pickups. TK4911 Master Kit includes 4 Timken® Bearings with Bearing Cups, 2 Wheel Seals, Bearing Cup Installers, Wheel Seal Installer and Driver Handle. TK4912 Parts Only Kit includes the same great parts but no tools.

Please refer to TK4911/TK4912 page for more details and tech notes.

TK4926 1968 to 1975 Torque King® Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit for Dana 44 Front Axles Fit 1968 to 1975 IHC 4x4 pickups with Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles. TK4926 Kit includes 4 Timken® Bearings with Bearing Cups, 2 Wheel Seals, 2 Spindle Nut Lock Washers, and 2 Hub Gaskets