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D60 finished-for now-money pit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by destinbeachman, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. destinbeachman

    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    Finished this rebuild up yesterday.Took two weeks-new outer pinion bearing,all seals replaced,kingpins rebuilt,rotors turned,etc...Total including initial cost(900)shipping from Kansas(175)rebuild parts(300)new goodies like a 1350 yoke,crossover/highsteer kit,new steering box and a few odds and ends came out to about 2300 bucks:eek1: And it's still open with stock shafts.Could've kept on with the 10 bolt till I had the Ox locker and shafts but I basically just wanted to get the thing in the truck already.Anyway,it looked like it had been used for a boat anchor when I got it and now it's all cleaned up and styling;) So I'm pretty stoked!How does that outlay sound?Is that about what it takes to get 'em up and running?-Allen

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  2. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Looks good:bow:. $2300... I am sticking with stock 10b until I start breaking things. I couldn't afford that right now.
     
  3. destinbeachman

    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah,lotta money.But a built 427+37s(gonna be 41s or 42s this summer)=D60.
     
  4. MuddinManny

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    Hey Beachman,

    Lemme raise the beer to you! I know how you feel. I just got my Dana 60 from Massachusettes. I was fortunate that it was rebuilt with new hubs, rotors, bearings, seals, warn lockouts and was relatively clean. It does need new calipers and I have had it regeared with 4.56's and a Power-Lok. All total:

    D60: $1299.00 + $325 Shipping: $1624.00
    Precision Gear 4.56's: $165.00
    Dana Power Lok: $415.00
    Dana Master Overhaul Kit: $109.00
    Dana 60 Inner Seals: $9.90
    Friction Modifier: $13.90
    Gear Installation: $200.00

    So I'm at: $2536.80 and I still need:

    Calipers and vent valve. Ouch!

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    Yeah, it may be pricey. I just hope it delivers in the end. My 10 Bolts are in excellent condition and will be selling them for $200.00 apiece to help offset the cost.

    BTW, I didn't include the ORD Cross-over Steering and the 2wd box.

    Anyone else top this? :doah:

    Manny
     
  5. MattK

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    nice! same color scheme i was plannin on goin with.
     
  6. mrk5

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    • D60 $600
    • BTF stud & u-bolt kit $65
    • Kingpin spring & bushing kit $20

    That's how I'm going to run it for a while. Axle came out of a running truck from western Colorado. In a year or so I'll be ponying up some money for gears and locker, but I'm just happy to have a low cost ready-to-run 60 right now.

    I too am adding crossover with the axle, though.
     
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    Money Pit

    Cool, I know all about the money pit, mine cost around 4000.00 and 2 years time.
    dana 60 (used), 5.13, det. locker, cross over, HD tie rod, new bearing, seals rotors, 35 spline outers, warn hubs, rattle can paint job, rebuilt brake calipers, wheel studs, king pin kits and replacing 1 inner C with labor
     
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    Well,it doesn't look like my expenses were really out of line at all:laugh: Still have to get it locked and shafted:crazy:
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    D60-$375
    D60 install $109
    D60 5.13s-$140
    Crossover-$250
    HD cover-$free from Ruffstuff
    Hydro Steer-$100
    Welded Diff-$free
    Lockouts-$40
    Disk brackets and 3/4ton hardware $200

    $1250 total and its not near as nice as yours.

    There is no way to build a D60 cheap.:doah:
     
  10. lar300mag

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    Ain't nothing cheap about, a friend of mine is building a bad-ass rig, out of his totaled 2005 f-350 SW, the rear half wasted, done ordered the spindle kit from Dynatrac , gears, and ARB locker for the front, the rear he is running a dana 80 plus all the other goodies, He will be running the 6.0 PS, 6 speed with the NP271 and 4.88 gears. An 500 HP oil burner Truggy on 56's. I think he done spent around 5 grand just on his front D60, that new axle under a f-350 is huge.
     
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    My d60 was under a plow truck, then it sat in the bed of a Ford in the junkyard for who knows how many years. It needs new EVERYTHING (except the carrier). I start to cringe when I think about it. But then again, my old drum brake d44 needs new drums...which are gonna be pricy, plus they are drums. And the 60 only set me back $150.
     
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    Around here in Texas, you ain't going to find any D60's for under 750 to 1000, and thats in rough shape. I didn't even know mine needed an inner c till i started tearing it down and seen the bearing and race damaged. That cost 500.00 just to get replaced, From everything I seen, they are cheaper the farther north you go
     
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    There is a bearing and race on the inner C? Or are you talking about the bearing and race for the lower king pin?

    I have aboot $1000 in mine. I had to put the outers together and then turned the rotors and put pads on it. I welded it so my locker was free:D.

    Ira
     
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    I have bought 2 k30s (running but needed a little work) for $1500. There all over around here. You just have to know where to look. Here all people do is drive trucks and it been that way for decades so think about how many are still out there hiding. Everytime I go on a road trip I see one or two and write down where they were for a later date lol.
     

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