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Old July 21st, 2019, 07:15
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Dana 44 Drum Brake Help

I have a new to me D44 out of an early XJ that I swapped into rear of my '98. It doesn't have the parking brake components in the drum though. I know, I know... convert to disk. That is on the plan but probably a while off. In the mean time, I'd like the parking brake to work. I think I have found the right equalizer bar. However, I'm having a hard time finding the parking brake lever. I think these components are out there, but I'm not sure the search engines associate all the little drum brake components with the XJ.

Does anyone know where I can find the parking brake lever or know what other vehicles had the D44 with the 10" drums that I can use to search for? Better yet, if any of you guys that have done the disc brake swap have these parts lying around, I'd be willing to take them off your hands. Thanks!
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Old July 21st, 2019, 08:27
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Re: Dana 44 Drum Brake Help

Early XJ Dana 35 had 10 inch brake drums, all that brake hardware should interchange.

It is likely that Wrangler D44 parts and possibly CJ-7 D44 parts will also work.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 09:32
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Re: Dana 44 Drum Brake Help

I don't believe the D35 ever came with 2-1/2" wide brakes and those parts are not (most) interchangeable.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 18:40
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Re: Dana 44 Drum Brake Help

The older XJ had the dana 44 option. For example 89 XJ's.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 18:51
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Re: Dana 44 Drum Brake Help

Thanks guys! I will look into those options. I would think the parking brake stuff would interchange from a D35 as those components wouldn't be based on the width of the drum like the shoes would be.
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 14:10
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Re: Dana 44 Drum Brake Help

Morris 4X4 has them, 83504306 right and 83594307 left. The Morris database says any axle 84-89, my parts PDF say 88 and 89, 35 or 44 are the same parts number.
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