Dana 44 rear Axle Identification

The Dana 44 rear axle is the heavy duty axle used by the Military and as a civilian option after 1945. The 44 was used on the stock M38, M38A1, and M170 military jeeps. On the CJ2A, CJ3A, CJ3B, and early CJ5 the Dana 44 was a dealer option or upgrade. The 44 is an off center axle with a very large center chunk with a distinct shape. It will have the numbers 44 cast into the lower right support fin facing the axle from the rear. (see Pictures)

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