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79 chevy truck 1 ton 4x4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by edlavarreda, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. edlavarreda

    edlavarreda Registered Member

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    do all 1 tons come with a dana 60 owner wants $100.00 for front axle is it my lucky day?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes all one tons come with a dana 60 front but make sure it hasn't been switched out and is truly a dana 60 first /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. edlavarreda

    edlavarreda Registered Member

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    IM CROSSING MY FINGERS THANKS
     
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    big score if the truck is really a k30 or k3500 ! look on lower RH corner fron side of diff housing for a raised `44' or `60' is pretty big, should be able to see it immediately when you look close.


    self explanatory
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    If he doesn't have to scrape it good first /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    wouldent it even be easer to just look at the passenger side ubolts? If there 2 it would be a 44 or 10bolt if theres 1 and some studs then ita a 60 right?
     
  7. mudjunkie 82

    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep,Also look at the steering arm.If it a square pattern with four bolts it's a 60 if only Three it's a 44..........
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    wouldent it even be easer to just look at the passenger side ubolts? If there 2 it would be a 44 or 10bolt if theres 1 and some studs then ita a 60 right?

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    Unless some devious person put a Dodge D44 under it.
     
  9. edlavarreda

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    I went to look at it today but some bastard must to swaped it for a D44 oh well I have to keep looking
     
  10. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I went to look at it today but some bastard must to swaped it for a D44 oh well I have to keep looking

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    well that sucks /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    100 for an 8 lug 44 is still cheap /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  12. mudjunkie 82

    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Try Cleveland truck parts.Give them a call they usally have dually 60's there.around 600.00. 216-961-6300. you will have to change the hubs to single wheel hubs.Dynatrac has kits to do this.............good luck
     
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    Which puts you right back at $1000.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yep,which is about the going rate for a 60.
     
  15. edlavarreda

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    patience always pays off or should i go for the rockwells my friend has a set laying in his back yard he wants $500.00 for them will it be too much trouble to make them work on the blazer will they be street legal /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    it will be a lot of work and you won't want to daily drive it. Unless your planning on like 44s or bigger rockwells aren't for you. You need big lift and big tires and I know it would be hard for me to make them street legal cause tires can't stick past the fenders in PA.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    only problem with those you are limited as far as gear ratios and stuff like that.most of them have a 7.17 ratio gears.
     
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    only problem with those you are limited as far as gear ratios and stuff like that.most of them have a 7.17 ratio gears.

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    2.5 ton Rockwells have 6.72 gear ration.
    5 ton Rockwells have 2 choices of ratios to choose from. One is 6-something and the other is 10-something.
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hey k30guy,Thanks for the info.I was mis-informed on these.still though 6.72 is steep.........Thanks
     
  20. edlavarreda

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    that answered my questions you guys are the k5 gurus thank you for taking your time /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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