Parts for 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 Trucks with Dana 44 Heavy Duty Closed Knuckle Front Axles

We stock a good selection of parts for 1961 to 1975 Ford 4x4s with heavy-duty Dana-Spicer 44 closed knuckle front axles. For the 1959 model year, Ford introduced the first factory built Ford 4x4 pickup which was only available with a standard-duty Dana-Spicer 44 in both F-100 1/2 ton and F-250 3/4 ton drivetrains. Starting In 1961, an optional 3500 pound rated, Dana 44CFHD ( Closed Knuckle Front Heavy-Duty) version of the Dana-Spicer 44 front axles with 12 bolt Ball Seals was offered for the F-250. The new, heavy-duty axle used the same differential components as the standard axle, but all other components from axle shafts to wheel hubs were beefed up to handle greater front axle weights. Ford continued to use Model 44HD closed knuckle axles right through the 1975 model year on heavy duty F-250 4x4 trucks. Ford was the last U.S. vehicle manufacturer to use closed knuckle axles on 3/4 ton models. For 1976, all Ford F-250 4x4 trucks would have either an open knuckle Dana 44 (Regular Cab) or Dana 60 (Crew Cab).
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Axle Identification
The 3500 pound capacity Dana Spicer Model 44 Heavy Duty closed knuckle front drive axle was an option on Ford F-250 regular cab 4x4 trucks from 1961 to 1975. While the gear set and differential are the same as a standard Dana 44, almost all other components are larger and heavier. The easiest way to tell the standard Dana 44 from the Heavy Duty model is to glance at the Ball Seal bolted to the back side of the knuckle. Standard 44s use a seal retained by 8 bolts. The Dana 44HD has a seal secured by 12 bolts. Ford also used a 3800 pound Dana 60 closed knuckle axle for use in 1973-1975 F-250 Crew Cab trucks which shares the many of the same steering and hub components as the Dana 44HD. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
Dana Axle ID Tag
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1961-1975 Dana 44HD Front Axles in F-250 4x4s will have a Dana Bill of Material Number (BOM) stamped either on the axle tube or a metal tag. 1965-1975 Dana 44 Front Axles in Ford Trucks had a Ford Axle Code Tag with the Ford Production Part Number and Dana Bill of Material Number (BOM) stamped on a Build Tag (red arrow) attached to the differential by two of the differential cover bolts (yellow arrows) when the vehicle was shipped from the factory but, unfortunately, these tags are often missing on trucks that had prior differential service. 1961-1964 axles should have a Dana Bill of Material Number (BOM) stamped on the front side of the right axle tube. The BOM number is a 4 to 6 digit number plus a dash number (ex: 610604-2). They can be used to determine not only the axle model, but also what components the axle was originally built with. We often ask for this number to insure we provide you with the exact parts you need for your truck.

Each different BOM number signifies an engineering part change which may be minor or major and may involve one or more parts. The dash number indicates the axle ratio.

 

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Cover: 10 Bolt, 10-3/8" high

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  Axle Shafts U-Joints: External Snap Ring Type  

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Knuckle Type: Closed with 12 Bolt Ball Seal.  

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Knuckle Bearing: Upper and Lower King Pins use QU50600 large taper roller bearings.  
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Axle Assemblies and Axle Housings
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  QU20322 Right Axle Shaft Assembly for 1961-1966 Ford F250 with Dana 44HD Front Axles
     
Axle Shafts
Ford F250 Dana 44 Heavy Duty Front Axle Shafts take external snap ring axle universal joints. Dana discontinued production of these axle shafts decades ago so availability of new shafts is quite limited. The leading cause of axle shaft failure is lack of lubrication in the Knuckle Ball. If the oil leaks out of the Knuckle, your axle u-joints, king pin bearings and axle support bushing(s) go dry. With no lubrication, these parts will quickly fail. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40575 1967-1975 Front Outer Axle Shaft for Ford F-250 4x4 Trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle Front Axles. Fits left or right side. NO LONGER AVAILABLE
     
     
Axle Shaft Seals and Seal Kits for Inner Axle Shafts
The original Inner Axle Seal setup for most Ford Dana 44HD front axles used a thin seal with a separate axle shaft guide. This has been replaced by a unitized seal that incorporates the axle shaft guide with a seal in a single unit. Given the age of these trucks, Inner Axle Seal replacement should be high on the list of any front axle restoration project. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40055 Inner Axle Shaft Oil Seal with integral axle shaft guide for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Drive Axles.
     
Axle Universal Joints
The Closed Knuckle Ford Dana 44HD axle uses solid cross, external snap ring universal joints without seals that are designed to be bathed in QU90004 Lubricant from the closed knuckle balls. By today's standards, these u-joints are undersized, but given the lighter vehicle weights and modestly powered engines of the early 1960's to mid 1970's, the joint size was adequate. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40424M Axle Universal Joint for Ford 1961-1975 F-250 Dana 44HD Front Axles is a genuine Dana Spicer original equipment replacement, solid cross, external snap ring type, front axle universal joint without seals
Brake Parts
All 1961 to 1975 Ford F-250 4x4s with Dana 44CFHD Closed Knuckle Front Axles were built with 12-1/8" x 2" front drum brakes, however, not all brake parts are identical for all years. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU50760F 12-1/8" Front Brake Drum for Ford Heavy-Duty Closed Knuckle Front Axles are new replacement front brake drums for 1969-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Drive Axles.
     
Closed Knuckle Parts
We stock the regular service closed knuckle parts for your 1961-1975 Regular Cab Ford F-250 4x4 with a closed knuckle Dana 44 Heavy Duty front axle which will have 12 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. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40189 1961-1975 Ford F-250 12 Bolt Knuckle Ball Seal Kit for Dana 44 Heavy Duty Front Axles is genuine original equipment Kit for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QK4765 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Heavy Duty Closed Knuckle Preload Shim Kit for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle. Kit includes 11 shims total.
QK4618 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Heavy Duty Large Closed Knuckle Bearing Kit includes four Knuckle Bearings, four Knuckle Bearing Cups, and Preload Shims for Dana 44 Heavy Duty closed knuckle front axles in 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU50600 Timken® Knuckle Bearing for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU50601 Timken® Knuckle Bearing Cup for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
TK50785 Torque® King Timken® Large Closed Knuckle King Pin Bearing Kit for Ford Dana 44.
     
Differential and Pinion Bearings (Individual)
There was a differential Side Bearing change which according to Dana was effective with the 1967 model year. My Ford parts books do not give a year break and my memory is a bit hazy on which years took the small ID or Large ID Bearings, but I believe 1967 was the change over year.
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 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle. /td>
QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU50535 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU50536 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU50538 Timken® Large Inside Diameter Differential Side Bearing for 1967-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle that has differential side bearing with an inside diameter of 1.796". (uses 2)
QU50683 Timken® Small Inside Diameter Differential Side Bearing for 1961-1966 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle that has differential side bearing with an inside diameter of 1.688". (uses 2)
QU50537 Timken® Differential Side Bearing Cup for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle. (uses 2)
Differential Bearing and Seal Kits
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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.
  QU40632 Empty Differential Case Kit for Dana Model 44 3.73 and numerically lower ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims.
  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.
  QU40634 Empty Differential Case Kit for Dana Model 44 3.92 and numerically higher ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims.
  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.
Gaskets and Gasket Makers
The factory Spicer Lockout Hubs use two gaskets per hub. 1961-1971 vehicles having hubs with metal dials use 2 QU40395 metal gaskets. 1972-1975 trucks with plastic dial hubs use 1 QU40395 Metal Gasket between the splined hub body and wheel hub and 1 TK40573 Fiber Gasket between the splined hub body and outer chrome cap. The original Dana 44 differential covers are stamped from thin gauge material with embossed flanges which were made for use with a cut gasket. If you desire, you can combine a gasket with a very thin film of RTV on each side, but using RTV sealant without a gasket is NOT recommended. We stock both Ultra Gray RTV Sealant and genuine Dana Diff Cover Gaskets. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
TK40573 Torque King® 6 Bolt Front Hub Gasket for 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 truck with a Closed Knuckle Dana 44HD 4x4 axle having 6 Bolt external mount solid drive flanges, aftermarket lockout hubs or late production factory hubs is a brand new, precision cut, high-tech hub gasket. If your 1972-1975 F-250 is still equipped with the plastic dial Spicer factory lockout hubs use TK40573 as the outer Gasket between QU40547 splined hub body and QU40546 outer chrome cap.
QU40395 Special Metal Hub Gasket for Ford Factory Free-Running Factory Hubs on 1961-1975 Ford F-250 with a Closed Knuckle Dana 44HD Axle equipped with the factory Spicer Locking Hubs. For 1961-1971 metal dial hubs, install a Gasket on both sides of the splined hub body. For 1972-1975 plastic dial hubs, only use as the inner gasket between QU40547 splined hub body and your wheel hub.
QU40214 Dana 44 Cover Gasket is a genuine original equipment Dana Gasket for all Dana-Spicer Model 44 axles
S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant combines high adhesion and resistance to both conventional and synthetic gear lubes. The perfect choice to seal the differential cover on your later production closed knuckle Dana 44HD front axle.
Hubs and Hub Parts
The 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD 3500 pound capacity front axle with factory lockout hubs came with a Spicer, plastic dial hub lock. We do not have a source for new wheel hubs, but we still have a few hub parts for the factory Spicer hub locks left in stock. 1971 and prior trucks with lockouts were equipped with Spicer aluminum dial or Warn hubs depending upon the year. Even though the factory hubs did vary, all years have the same bolt pattern and axle shaft spline count making the wheel hubs interchangeable Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40596 6 Bolt, 19 Spline Front Hub Drive Flange for 1961-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 ton trucks with Dana 44HD front axles.
QU40597 Hub Cap for QU40596 6 Bolt Drive Flange on 1961-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 Dana 44 front axles.
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.
QU50818 Warn Premium Quality 6 Bolt External Mount Hub Set is a sharp-looking, heavy-duty Lockout Hub Set for 1961-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 Ton 4x4s with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axles.
QU40256 Dana Spicer Red Plastic Hub Dial is a genuine replacement part for 1972-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 ton trucks with the big Dan 6 Bolt factory installed, external mount hubs. Red dial with Ford decal.
QU40918 Hub Dial Actuating Cam Pin for Dana factory 3/4 ton QU40256 plastic dial lockout hubs.
QU40471 Spicer Hub Dial Sealing Ring is a V-Seal type sealing ring that fits QU40256 Hub Dial.
QU20112 Spicer Hub Dial Snap Ring
QU40406 Spicer Hub Cam for external mount hubs is a genuine replacement part for early to mid 1970's Ford and GM 3/4 ton trucks with Dana model 44 front axles and factory installed, Dana external mount (6 3/8" bolts) hubs.
QU20253 Hub Cam Lock Ring for QU40406 Hub Cam is a genuine replacement part for Ford F-250 Crew Cab 3/4 ton trucks with the big Dana-Spicer 6 Bolt factory installed, external mount hubs. Holds the QU40406 Hub Cam in the QU20114 Hub Clutch Gear
QU40602 Spicer Axle Shaft Gear Support Bushing is a genuine Dana replacement Bushing that supports your QU20109 Axle Shaft Drive Gear. QU40602 goes between the wheel hub and QU40547 splined hub body on all 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axles with factory installed Spicer plastic dial external mount hubs.
QU20109 Spicer Hub Axle Shaft Drive Gear is a genuine Dana Gear that fits 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU20114 Spicer Hub Clutch Gear fits 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40032 Axle Shaft Snap Ring for 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axles.
QU40546 Spicer Hub Outer Chrome Cap fits 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40547 Spicer Splined Hub Body fits 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40257 Dana Spicer Hub Bolt for external mount hubs are genuine original equipment replacement socket head bolts. Fits 1972-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs. 3/8"-16 thread.
QU40231 Spicer Hub Sealing Washer is both a lockwasher and sealing washer. Discontinued
QU50160 Small Selectro Hub Cam fits popular aftermarket replacement Selectro and Dualmatic Classic series hubs with big cast iron dials that were widely sold in the late 1970 and 1980s to replace malfunctioning OEM hubs. This 2-5/8" OD plastic cam is a genuine replacement part for the original failure prone, cast aluminum hub cams most of these hubs were built with.
Manuals and Technical Information
Dan the Gear Man® Product Note: Knowing how to do the job right the first time is half the battle. With our detailed, easy to read, and well illustrated technical publications, you get accurate service procedures, torque specifications, and tool recommendations. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
TM4400P Pinion and Differential Bearing Service On Dana-Spicer Monobeam Axle covers step by step in text and photos the differential service procedures, specifications, and tools needed to replace differential and pinion bearings in Dana Spicer front or rear drive axles.
     
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.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Pinion Seals and Pinion Yokes
Ford used several different Dana 44 front Pinion Yokes on 1959 to 1975 Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles. The front pinion shaft on 1959-1965 models (and possibly some 1966 axles) has 10 splines and we do not have any yokes for these early axles. 1966-1975 F250s with part time transfer cases used 26 spline front axle Pinion Yokes made to take QU40772 3-5/8" wide front universal joint with 1-1/16" diameter cups. 1974 and 1975 F250 4x4s with the New Process NP203 full time transfer case have Double Cardan Front Constant Velocity Driveshafts using 3-7/32" wide universal joints. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40215 Dana 44 Front Axle Pinion Seal is a genuine original equipment pinion seal for all 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU40849 1310 Dana 44 Full Time Front Pinion Yoke is a stock type Pinion Yoke that fits 1974-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 Regular Cab trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle and NP203 full time transfer cases. U-Joint width is 3-7/32"
QU40768 1310/1330 Driveshaft U-Bolt Kit for Stock Pinion Yoke fits original equipment type pinion yokes on 1961-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 Regular Cab trucks with front axle pinion yokes made for 1-1/16" diameter cups.
QU40848 1330 Dana 44 Replacement Pinion Yoke is a genuine Dana Yoke that fits 1967-1975 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 Regular Cab trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle and part time transfer cases. U-Joint width is 3-5/8"
QU40735 U-joint Strap and Bolt Kit for QU40848 Pinion Yoke is used to attach your front driveshaft to QU40848 Dana 44 Replacement Pinion Yoke.
QU40905 1350 Driveshaft U-Bolt Kit for 1961-1965 Heavy-Duty Pinion Yoke fits original equipment 10 spline pinion yokes on 1961-1965 trucks with front axle pinion yokes made for 1-3/16" diameter cups.
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.
  QU40447 Genuine Dana 3.54 Ring and Pinion Kit with pinion bearings and small parts for Dana 44.
     
     
     
     
     
     
Small Parts
Sometimes, you just need one or two small parts to get back on the road. Between the small parts listed in this section and many others listed under part specific headings elsewhere on the page, we probably have that pesky little part you have to have but just can't find anywhere else. Link to Our Dodge Web Page Index
QU40209 Dana 44 Ring Gear Bolt for Dana 44 Axles. Genuine Dana-Spicer Grade 9 Bolt has locking teeth under the hex head to prevent loosening under any load conditions.

Dan the Gear Man® Safety Note: Ring Gear Bolts are designed for a single use. They must be replaced after they are removed!

QU40343 Dana 44 Hardened Differential Cap Retaining Bolt Genuine original equipment hex-head bolt for Dana Spicer Model 44 front axle differential bearing caps fits all 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU40028 Dana 44 Inner Pinion Bearing Slinger is a genuine Dana original equipment Oil Slinger. QU40028 fits between your Dana 44 axle's inner pinion bearing and pinion head.
QU40448 Dana 44 Inner Pinion Bearing Oil Baffle is a genuine Dana original equipment stepped, stamped steel Oil Baffle. QU40448 fits between your Dana 44 axle's inner pinion bearing cup and the axle housing on 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU40002 Outer Pinion Bearing Slinger QU40002 is a genuine Dana-Spicer part that fits between the outer pinion bearing and pinion yoke on 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU40311 Dana 44 Front Differential and Pinion Shim Kit for 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle. Genuine Dana-Spicer Shim Kit includes pinion depth shims, pinion preload shims, differential adjusting shims,pinion nut, pinion washer, and differential cover pan gasket.
QU40009 Dana 44 Axle Pinion Lock Nut is a genuine Dana-Spicer original equipment replacement locking nut that fits 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU40010 Dana 44 Axle Pinion Washer is a genuine Dana-Spicer flat washer that fits between the pinion nut and pinion yoke on 1961-1975 3/4 ton F-250 Regular Cab 4x4 trucks with the optional Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU20106 2-5/16" OD Worm Shaft Bearing Cup for most F250 Trucks with manual steering gears.
     
     
Spindles and Spindle Nuts
We stock the spindle nut parts for 1961-1975 Ford regular cab F-250 Dana 44HD front closed knuckle axle which uses a 3 piece double nut and washer set to adjust and retain the wheel bearings. Two different Spindles were used on 1961-1975 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD Front Axles. QU20252 is the correct Spindle for 1961-1966 models. QU40629 Spindle fits 1967-1975 trucks. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40004 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Inner Spindle Nut threads on the spindle and fits against your outer wheel bearing to provide correct wheel bearing end-play.
QU40060 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Spindle Lock Washer locks your QU40004 Inner Spindle Nut in position when properly installed
QU40031 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Outer Spindle Nut is tightened against your QU40060 Spindle Lock Washer to keep the it in place and it acts as a jam nut effectively locking both spindle nuts and the washer together.
QK4727 1959-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Spindle Nut Kit includes one each of QU40004 Inner Spindle Nut, QU40060 Spindle Lock Washer, and QU40031 Outer Spindle Nut.
QU20252 1961-1966 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Spindle is a brand new, genuine original equipment front Spindle with factory installed QU40025 Spindle Bushing for all 1961-1966 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with the 3500# Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
QU40629 1967-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44HD Front Spindle front Spindle for all 1967-1975 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with the 3500# Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axle.
Spindle Bushings
One of these Bushings are pressed into the inboard side of each spindle to support your outer axle shaft. Some Ford Dana Spicer 44 HD axles will also have a bushing pressed in the ends of the axle housing tubes to support the inner axle shaft. These are one of the most common 1961-1959 Ford Dana 44HD closed knuckle front end parts requiring replacement as both the thrust face and inside diameter of the Bushing are subject to wear. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40025 Spindle and Axle Shaft Bushing for 1961-1975 Ford Dana 44HD Closed Knuckle Axles is a genuine original equipment flanged Bronze Bushing that supports the axle shafts. Will always be one in each Spindle for the outer axle shaft, plus, some early Ford Dana 44HD axles also use one in each axle tube end to support the inner axle shaft.
Steering Knuckles
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Steering Linkage Parts
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Tools
Having the right tool for the job makes the work easier and faster, plus the correct tool will usually minimize the chances of wrecking parts. We offer many special tools made specifically for the Dana 44HD front axle in your 1961-1975 Ford F-250 Heavy-Duty 4x4. Link to Our GM Web Page Index
QT1044 Inner Pinion Bearing Installer for Dana 44 front axles in 1961-1975 Ford F-250 full size 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 HD front axles.
QT1815 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50539 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1812 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup Installer Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50533 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1100 Series Driver Handles are used in conjunction with our seal and bearing cup installers
QT1097 Differential Master Bearings slip on your differential in place of the taper bearings and cups. Used along with a dial indicator to determine the correct differential shim thickness.
QT1115 Dana 44 Differential Side Bearing Installer for Dana-Spicer Model 44 front 4x4 front axles. QT1115 features a raised internal ring that contacts the bearing inner face so you can press or drive your diff bearings on without damaging the cage.
QT1033 Case Spreader is used to relieve the differential bearing preload making it easy to safely remove and install your front differential without damaging expensive critical parts.
QT1805 Bearing Cup Installer for Inner Wheel Bearing Cup on 1961-1975 Ford F-250 full size 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 HD front axles.
QT1802 Bearing Cup Installer for Outer Wheel Bearing Cup on all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 full size 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 HD front axles.
QT1504 Wheel Seal Installer for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 full size 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 HD front axles.
QT1012 Spindle Nut Socket for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 full size 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 HD front axles.
QT1025 Universal Spindle Nut Socket for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 full size 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 HD front axles.
QT5500 Wheel Bearing Packer takes the mess out of packing wheel bearings, plus it minimizes the chances of getting contaminants mixed with your wheel bearing grease. The QT5500 Bearing Packer does an absolutely beautiful job of forcing grease between the individual bearing rollers. The easiest and most efficient way to repack the front wheel bearings on your Ford 4x4!
QT1023 Triple Thread Universal Spindle Puller Use with any 5/8" fine thread slide hammer to quickly and easily remove those rusted in front wheel bearing spindles on your 1959-1965 Ford F-100 1/2 ton 4x4s and 1959-1975 Ford F-250 44 Front Axle without damage! Essential for servicing axle u-joints, king pins, spindle bearings, inner axle seals, and differentials on 1959-1975 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axles. Also works on most Dana 50IFS, Dana 44, Dana 30, Dana 27, and Dana 25 front axles.
QT1200 Tie Rod Separator allows you to remove the separate tie rod and drag link ends without wrecking the seals or screwing up your steering linkage ends.
QT9018 5 Pound Dead Blow Hammer is just about the first tool you will reach for to do a multitude of jobs on your Ford 4x4. From seating differentials to removing rusted on wheels, the ability to apply persuasive force without damaging the reluctant part will make you wonder how you ever lived without this essential tool.
     
Wheel Bearings and Seals (Individual)
All the 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front axles used the same wheel bearings and wheel seals. We stock high quality Timken Wheel Bearings and North American made Wheel Seals for your big Ford. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU50447 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front drive axles.
QU50448 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front drive axles.
QU50568 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front drive axles.
QU50569 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front drive axles.
QU50101 Premium OE Type 3/4 ton Inner Wheel Seal for 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front drive axles. QU50101 Premium OE Type Front Wheel Seal is interchangeable with QU50208 Flanged Front Wheel Seal.
QU50208 Flanged Inner Wheel Seal for all 1961-1975 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44HD closed knuckle front drive axles. QU50208 Flanged Front Wheel Seal is interchangeable with QU50101 Premium Front Wheel Seal.
Wheel Bearing and Seal Kits
It is always good preventative maintenance to replace the all wheel bearings and seals when restoring or maintaining your vintage 3/4 ton. 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 high quality Timken® Wheel Bearings and North American made Wheel Seals to keep your big Ford rolling. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
TK4708F/TK4779F 1961 to 1975 Ford F-250 Torque King® Wheel Bearing Kits for Dana 44HD Front Axles are specific for 3/4 ton F-250 4x4 trucks Dana 44HD front axles with external mount lockout hubs or drive flanges. TK4708F Master Kit includes 4 Timken® Bearings with Bearing Cups, 2 Wheel Seals, Bearing Cup Installers, Wheel Seal Installer and Driver Handle. TK4898F Parts Only Kit includes the same great parts but no tools.

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