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Axle install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SUB-ZERO, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. SUB-ZERO

    SUB-ZERO 1/2 ton status

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    Have a 85 and just got a 14 bolt ff and looking at a 60 front.What do I need to look for in a 60 front and what do I have to change to install the 14 bolt and the 60? Will my current springs,driveshafts and steering work?
     
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    I know you want a 1985 or later D60 front. Any earlier than that the axle shafts narrowed down. Or, if it is older verify they aren't the narrowed axle shafts. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    So all other dana 60 fronts are crap? I guess I might as well toss my '78 in the trash... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    any good dana 60 is a good dana 60. you can buy replacements from spicer with non-neckdown shafts for not that much money.

    The dana 60 will bolt right up to your springs, but I am not sure about the driveline ujoints or steering links.
     
  4. SUB-ZERO

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    What about the 14 bolt going into the 10 bolt spot?Direct bolt in?what about the driveshaft and brakes? Does anybody know about the 60 in front(steering and such that is)?
     
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    your going to need an conversion u-joint for the 14ff. I dont know the part number. Brake are the same not sure about the E-brake. and you'll need new u-bolts.
    Is the 14FF out of an 3/4 ton or 1 ton? If it's an 1 ton your going to need to move the spring perches and shock mounts. 3/4 ton will bolt in with out any Modification.
     
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    Do you know about the 60?
     
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    It will bolt in. the brake lines will work if your existing axle is an 10b IIRC.
    Not sure about the steering.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     

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