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Can I use a Ford Dana60 on Chevy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 73k20, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. 73k20

    73k20 Registered Member

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    Does anyone know what I would have to do to mount a Ford Dana60 onto a Chevy truck? The pinion is on the passenger / righthand side and is a high pinion axle.

    Who said size doesn't matter?<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 73k20 on 01/24/02 10:27 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    adapt a ford tcase, (Lh front output) or divorce mount a ford tcase to have the fron driveshaft line up. Also probably need some mods on the spring perches and shock mounts.

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  3. 73k20

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    I guess all I'm really concerned with is the spring perches and possibly the steering. Does anyone know the distance between the front springs on a Ford?

    Who said size doesn't matter?
     
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    The pinion on a Ford has always been on the drivers side are you sure you dont have a Dodge axel?
    Corey 78K5
     
  5. RUSS84K5

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    Hi,
    Ford Dana 60s from 1978-1979have the same center pin hole to center pin hole, witch should be 47.5 inches. What ever the number is i know it is the same as the GM front ends. I plan on this same swap with a 203/ford 205 set up. Steering would be the same as GM Dana 60s b/c they are both king pin style. The 1986-1996 ball joint style will not bolt in, they have a different perch distance.

    Make sure you get the under axle u-bolt plate for the drivers side, don't worry about clearence because your diff will be lower than the u-bolt tips The pass side can be over axle style

    Hope this helps
    RUss Vassar
     
  6. 73k20

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    Thanks for the info Russ,
    It came out of a 1992 Ford. I guess I'll just keep looking.

    Who said size doesn't matter?
     
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    if it is a good price then you could make a few bucks, mabey get the 60 you want and pay for the gears you need from the sale of the 1992 dana 60.
     

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