View Full Version : 68 ford HPD44 kingpin with drum brakes to disc?

04-08-2008, 10:03 PM
hey is it possible for me to convert a 68 ford HPD44 kingpin with drum brakes to disc and how what parts will i need if im gonna need 78 79 brake parts there is no point in me buying it but if there is somthing i can junk yard i might be intrested in it.

p/s half ton

04-09-2008, 10:25 AM
not worth it its not going to be high pinion either and the axles are very weak.

04-09-2008, 10:50 AM
68 should be HP, but if it has king pins, then its closed knuckle..

HP and kingpin ' closed knuckle.. doesn't sound right for a 68.. I used to have a 66 and it was HP open knuckle drum brakes ball joint.... (66 was the first year)

04-09-2008, 11:37 PM
was just told it was a 68 dana 44 king pin how can i convert it and is it worth it?

04-09-2008, 11:42 PM
1/2-ton? Not worth doing anything to. Newer parts won't swap over. Get a complete newer one with discs.

04-10-2008, 09:23 AM
ya, if its a D44 king pin with closed knuckles.. its worth its weight in scrap.

BUT, if it has like 4.10's.. keep the diff (if its 30 spline NOT 19).. the 3.92 + gear carrier can be hard to come by