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Axle Shaft ID

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by daleearnhardt01, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. daleearnhardt01

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    A friend gave me some axle shafts he had lying around. He has no idea what they are out of but Id like to find out so I could maybe sell them.. There was also a Dana carrier and the shafts fit the spiders so that narrows it down to Dana shafts. Some friends and I had a discussion and we think they are 70 shafts but some of the measurements and characteristics tell otherwise. The carrier had a tone ring so that tells us its a relatively new vehicle. Here are some measurements I got off of them

    35 Spline
    ~ 34 5/16" long from inside of flange to end of shaft
    ~ 1 3/8 diameter shaft
    ~ 4 3/4" flange diameter
    ~10 x 1 1/8" bolt pattern

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    Not sure if it's just an illusion but it looks like the holes are tapered for cone washers. That may make it eaiser to ID if in fact they are tapered holes.
     
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    dodge used that tapered setup with studs and cones like the steering arms do.
     
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    That's what i was thinking, dodge D60 rear.
     
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    Yeah the holes are tapered...
     
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    Doesnt the fact that it has 35 splines eliminate the 60?
     
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    maybe a 70?
     
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    AFAIK D60's were mostly 35 spline with the exception of some early ones that were 19 spline.
     
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    The ONLY Dana 60 rear that came with 35 spline axles stock was on GM Dually vans and campers. Period. If they are 35 splines, they are 70s, probly Dodge with the tone ring and tapered hub hole things.
     
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    Yeah I thought so...

    The 60HD had 35 splines but it was a c-clip axle..

    The only thing that is confusing is the large flange... I have never seen one with a almost 5" flange
     
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    If that's the case what spline count are most rear D60's. Guess this doesn't apply to a front D60 though because i'm pretty sure those are all 35 spline correct?
     
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    The majority of rear 60's are 30 spline... That is why people upgrade to 35 spline 70 shafts to put in their 60 rear. Dana 60 fronts are 35 spline at the carrier..
     

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