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Buy Dana 60 duelly axles!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, Jun 5, 2001.

  1. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I took mine and did some mechining on them and made them usable for for a single wheel application. I did not take pictures of the process, but if some one sends me thier hubs, I will do them for about $200 (both sides, not each) and do an artical for Steve. So any way, buy up the duelly axles!!!!

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  2. why use the dually axles are they cheeper or stronger than a regular d60?

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    Mike, I have to ask how or what you did to make this work? Did you machine or mill the surrounding metal up near the lockouts down to the base of the bearing hubs? If so, that sounds like a more reasonable and practical way to use them for single wheel axles.

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    Blue Yeast, I mean Beast,
    dana 60s with duals are easier to find since most people pass on them for Conversions. If you want I can score you
    a complete 1 ton 4x4 truck for cheap. The guy is asking $1,500 but I am sure would take less. The truck is a little crispy but the axles are just fine.


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    Having seen both, the machining is a no-brainer.

    The hub barrel has an extra flange right near the hub-lock to provide the proper offset for a dually bud wheel. Instead of pressed-in studs (as with a single-wheel type) the dually hub is bolted to the rotor.

    So, by machining the outer flange off, machining the rough cast on the inner flange flat, and replacing the nuts/bolts with studs, you effectively create a single-wheel type hub.

    I'd take my chances with a case or two of beer at a friendly, local, machine shop.

    At least where I am, there aren't enough dually Dana 60's to go around. Lots of guys are running around with dually conversions, but mixed wheels. One could end up with some extra $$$ in their pocket in addition to a trade.
     
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    Wes, In breif, I cut off the outer ring( but save it for later use) and put the hub on a lathe. Turned it down the same diamiter as the hub on my 14bff. I think this is bigger than a standard 60 hub, so it should be stronger. After it was turned down and cleaned up, slide the outer ring down to where the roter bolts on. Now the wheel off set is way wrong, so you have to turn that down. I left out a few steps, which why I want to do a reveiw on it, but if you take your time, you can figure it out.

    Have you heard anything about that K30 in Vegas?

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    Thanks for the reply Mike! That sounds like quite some work to do that to the 60's hubs!!! [​IMG] I havent seen any dually fronts yet, but when you say the hub will have a little more material left and seems to make it a little stronger than a stock 60 hub, then I am definitely interested!!! [​IMG] I am going on a dually search now!!

    No, I havent heard back from lasvegas for some time now. I dont know if he got busy now or just decided to scrap the plan. If you want, you can get ahold of him and work out something with him. My plans to go there are looking dim now as we have doctor bills to pay from the baby's birth. [​IMG]

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  8. hey Brian's 2wd IFS trucks,
    send me a private on this one ton. the green truck is gone so i have room in the back yard for another junker.

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    I didn't know about the baby. Congrats! If I get it, the offer still remains, if you need anything, it's yours.

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