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Can you identify this axle from the pictures?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BozoWise, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. BozoWise

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    it looks like a D60...
     
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    Ball joints, small pattern 5 lug, and 4 u-bolts tells me it's a D44...

    Rene
     
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    i agree with trustyk5
     
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    D44
     
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    Looks like a D44 to me.
     
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    Is this a Quiz, looks like a D44, did you look for any ID numbers?
     
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    With the ball joints and the small ujoint, I would ahve to say Dana 44
     
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    It is not a D60, looks like a 44.
     
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    If you want my 0.02 That looks more like the front axel out of a jeep grand wagoneer the dodge 44 would have the same type of steering arm as the chevy 44's I also noticed that the axel in the picture has the GM type backing plate and caliper mount. all of the dana 60's have kingpin style knuckle.
     
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    Does anyone have pictures of a Dodge Dana 60 so I know what to be looking for? What years did Dodge have the 60 that I should be looking for to swap into my 1979 K5 blazer?

    I don't mean to be stupid, but what does a kingpin style knuckles look like compared to the ball joints?
     
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    That is a D44.

    D60 does not have the ball joints. It uses 4 bolts to hold the kingpin cap to the top and bottom of each knuckle.
     
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    I don't know what that axle is (looks like a D44 but not sure).


    As for what Wes said, I know it's true for GM (and I believe Ford), but wasn't there a "lesser" version of the D60 (maybe used by Dodge) that uses ball-joints instead of King Pins? Not sure as I have not "seen" one, but I have heard that there were some D60's (same 3 u-bolt, 2 stud spring mounts) with balljoints instead of King-Pins. If so, are they the same (i.e u-joint size, 8 lug, etc) as the King-Pin 60's. Don't flame me if there is no such animal (such as a 12 bolt "factory" front axle), I'm just asking.

    Not even sure (if they exist) that they would be usable in GM's, but I am just curious if they truely exist. My curious mind at work again (as friggin' usual) /forums/images/icons/wink.gif.
     
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    Ford has ball joint D60's...

    Rene
     
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    Thanks Rene, I thought I heard of some out there. That rules that axle out as a D60 as the pumpkin is on the wrong side. Ford ball-jointed D60's I would assume would have the pumpkin on the driver's side.

    Again thanks Rene.



    Curious minds want to know, (pause) I want to know.
     
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    it isnt a dodge, it isnt a 60.
    sprung under?
     
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    Good eyes, I didn't even notice that. If it is an 8 lug axle what would it be from then? I was thinking maybe a International.
     
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    The yard has both the front and rear axel and they are suppose to have come out of a a 1976 Dodge Dually.... They aren't too bright down there though.

    Are all 60's that I should be looking for have the 3 u bolt and 2 stud mounting? I am looking for an easier way to identify the 60 I am searching for.
     
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    I have heard that the Chevy D60's have 60 cast into one of the axle tubes. (I think) But 60 is cast somewhere on the axle. Dodge might be the same.
     

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