so im pretty much screwed...?
damn it. i should have paid closer attention.
thanks for the heads up though pete!
anyone have a d44 1/2 ton passenger side steering knuckle that you can part with?
I'm not exactly sure what the big difference is, Ole, since I've never had the two knuckle versions side by side for comparison. The half and 3/4-ton full-time Model 44 axle assemblies are virtually identical except for the ring and pinion gear ratios. Both knuckles share the same diameter bore and use the #25 bearing set and 26153 seals. I believe it's all about the 12-inch rotors and associated larger brake caliper bracket.
BTW, I noticed you have 10-inch rotors on your axle. All the '78 and '79 half-ton axles I've ever seen were equipped with 11-inchers. I have an axle off a '77 with the 10's, however, but the casting numbers for the knuckles are all the same, C37895 and C37896.
I do have a few spare knuckles available from trucks I've parted out so if you can't find any locally, just let me know. Fifty bucks plus shipping sounds good to me.