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D-60 in front questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74757685k5, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. 74757685k5

    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought a d-60 for $300 :eek1: :D .will it bolt in like my 3/4 D44 or not.what do i need to do or change ie.brake lines? steering?yoke?spring perches?. it is only missing one lock out hub:mad: . I ask because it is alittle below zero out side and i have no garage:mad: .

    76 K-5 400/350/203/D-60,14FF/38.5x15 boggers on M/T 16.5x12/6in lift

    Also, on a side note.should i trade a 74 c10 454 truck with out a title for a 76 k10 short bed''somthing I,ve always wanted.to complete my little collection of shortys ford dodge chevy'' they are in about the same conditon.
     
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    Brake lines are different, ubolt plates are too. if i remember right everything else is bolt in.
     
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    mine used the same brake lines as my d44f
     
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    for that price... if you didnt see the rig it came out of. id check to see if its a dodge front end...
     
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    i guess i should say the banjo hole is different size, but i used new washers and reused my lines too. i was told it wasn't the right way to do it but it works
     
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    its a chevy one for shure. thanx I forgot u-bolt plates.so I need different washers? where do I get then local checker?
     
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    no the washers are the brass seals for the lines to the calipers. the old vintage trucks were 7/16 bolt size for the brake hose. the newer stuff is 10mm size. hay are just a tinny bit bigger than old so possible swap over just not a good chance to play with brakes. but if you have top plates for ubolts it will swap in no problems. and what axle do you have now? some have low brake pedel after swap from 1/2 ton to 1 ton axle as the calipers are much bigger.
     
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    I have a 74 3/4 D44.I'll have to go throu junk yards to find ujoint plates I guess
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    There is someone on here that makes new top plates for the D60, i think it is (kert) cybrfire. You might give him a PM or look at his website in the vendor forum.
     
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    That is a great price for a 60....did it come out of a dully?
    Greatlake offroad, a vendor here, also makes some nice spring plates.
     
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    They are hard to find here in Montana..You did good. I looked at one last summer, missing a hub, the brakes all beat to #$% and one of the axles wouldn't spin.....He wanted $1500 for it. I told him he was on crack and left
     
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