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D 60, witch one?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by great scott, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    when looking for the D60 front or rear which ones are best and worst?
     
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    I won't be of much help, but I'm willing to take a stab at it.

    On rear 60's, if I remember correctly, there are several spline counts out there. Of course mo splines, mo better. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif When inspecting one to buy, pull the shaft and count. I'm pretty sure the 35 splines are hard to find.

    On the D60F, about the only thing that comes to mind is that prior to a certain year, the shafts were necked down... but the year escapes me... prior to 85 maybe ??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    Not much help, but maybe a start.... TTT anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I wouldn't say no to a D60 just because it had stinky pinkies...but if you were presented with a few, you should choose the newest one.

    GM dana 60's from 77-91 will work

    Dodge d60's from 75ish-93 will also work but are 2" narrower, and you can't buy 35 spline lockouts for 75-89 models due to their external hubs.
     
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    I wouldn't say no to a D60 just because it had stinky pinkies...but if you were presented with a few, you should choose the newest one.

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    True that... I agree. Didn't mean to sound like I was putting the older ones down... just pointing the difference out. It's hard enough to find a D60 in good shape for a respectable price as it is.
     
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    Scott

    Daveb on rme board has a d60/14ff for $1200. 456's. I saw them and they look nice.

    The D60 chevy fronts are best for us. Most of the D60 rear axles you'll find out there are the skinny 30 spline. (usually ford)
     
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    I have my D60f and ff14b. this set is for my dad, a local guy has a mismatched set for sell (both 60s) that I have not yet looked over.
     
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    The one with the big green nose and a pointy black hat riding a broom.

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    If you are talking GM 60's..
    82-91' have the strongest inner axle shafts...

    The earlier 60's had neckdown inners..
     

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