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$500 Drw D60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 76zimmer, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So my Dad found this one at a junk yard by his house, on a late 70's early 80's wrecker. The guy will pull it for $500. Needs ball joints, and who know's what else, but I figure for $500 can't go wrong? I know it will need SRW hubs put on for my application, but is there more to converting this to SRW hubs than just the hubs/rotor assemblies? Not sure what its got for gears, maybe 4.10 for a wrecker application?
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Uhh ... if it has ball joints, it's not a Chebbie D60, and therefore is worth less, IIRC.

    -- A
     
  3. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    What is it coming out of. If it has ball joints it prolly does not have the proper spring pad spacing for our rigs if it actually is a 60. If it is a chevy 60 it will not have ball joints rather it will have kingpins.

    Ira
     
  4. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It is a Chevy wrecker I'm positive. He said the body is 70-80 style. Perhaps the guy told my dad wrong about the ball joints. Should have kingpins huh? Definitely a DRW setup though.
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    If it is a chevy wrecker get both axles out of it then you can run H1 bedlocks without recentering them it should have a Dana 70 rear. As for the front $500 for a Chevy 60 is a deal.

    Ira
     
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    didnt they run the big hub d44 in 1 tons untill the late 70's? a sure way to tell is it will have 2 holes tapped into the top side of the pig on the pass side by the spring perch and only use 3 ubolts. if it is infact a d60 id pick it up 500 aint a bad price. they go for over a grand around here.
     
  7. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    It could be a 3/4 ton (i.e. dana 44) or someone could have swapped the 60 for an 8 lug dana 44. Chevy dana 60's never had ball joints. In fact, none of the manufacturers used ball joints until the late 80's IIRC. Search for pictures of dana 60's versus a dana 44. The main differences are: the 60 will have 60F stamped near the diff cover where as a 44 will have 44 stamped there, the 60 will have kingpin caps (covers with 4 bolts holding them on) where you would expect to see the end of the ball joint, bigger hubs, the 60 only uses 3 u-bolts (it uses 2 studs where the 4th u bolt would be) while the 44 uses 4.
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    Just a warning: not always true. I went to look at an '84 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4, and when I saw it had 2 studs and a u bolt on the pass. side, I nearly crapped myself. However, it was a 44 (had balljoints). If the parts are swapped on this truck, no telling what could be under there.

    Balljoint 60's made their debut in '92 (or '91.5 if you want to be picky) for Ford, and '94 for Dodge.
     
  9. tRustyK5

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    Can you even get dually hubs for a D44 or 10 bolt?

    Rene
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Exactly.....it definitely has dually wheels & hubs on it.
    I think I better make a road trip to find out WTF this thing is for sure. OK how much bigger is the 60 cover than the 44? any measurements? how about tube diameter for a late 70's 60. Isn't the BOM supposed to be on the drivers side tube in the front or on top of the tube?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    just a fyi tell them a nother yard just sold a exact axle to your old school buddy for 60 bucks cash and carry. :D cause i just got a dully 60 last friday from a local yard for 60 bucks. i saved it from the crusher of death.:eek1:


    p.s. this is the rare cast cap but all the newer ones are tin. this is the king pin 60 front style. no ball joint.

    dana 60 cap 001.jpg
     
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    The D60 is Cast into the webbing, not stamped. Don't worry about how much bigger the diff cover is, just look to the driverside bottom corner webbing. You will see an F44 OR F60. Thats the confirmation.

    and if it wasn't -25 and snowing. I'd go take a picture of one of front 60's closeup.
     
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    well i'm in about the same boat, what do you have to do to switch the drw hubs for srw hubs? just swap out the hubs? are the spindles the same? thanx
     
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    If its a true wrecker then its most likely a cab and chassis which will be a narrow 14ff. Otherwise both!!!!!
    Keep us posted.
     
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    There are dually D44's. We have one in a 74' K30 CC dually.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i want to see pics. now:eek1:

     
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    Mee too.
     
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    help? any info? do people trade them for srw hubs?
     
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    I have some 35mm pic's but no way to scan them.
     
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    Email them to me and I'll scan them:)
     

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