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D60 help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Ok i think I found my D60.
    out of state I have to go and see it.
    The guy in the junk yard thinks it is a 60
    How do I tell if it is a D60? any special tricks
    to tell?
    The axle came out of a 1973 1ton chevy so I hope
    this is a D60 if it is I will get a smoking deal
    he only wants a 100 bucks.
    any help would be helpfull thanks.
    Bo
     
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    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    someone please help
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    73 1 ton is a D44 unless it has been changed. To ID a 60, look for a 60 cast into the housing and the passenger side spring perch is cast into the differential housing rather than having a spring perch on the tube (IIRC).

    For more axle ID info, look here

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    the 60 doesnt use balljoints
    there is 4 bolts holding the steering arm in place
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/26127166SwclRTBvgY>http://community.webshots.com/album/26127166SwclRTBvgY</a>
    perhaps you can print these images and take them with you to ID the axle
     
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    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.gohumvee.com/images/Tech/Dana%2060%20HTML/index.html>http://www.gohumvee.com/images/Tech/Dana%2060%20HTML/index.html</a>
    this manual has very good pictures
     
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    sorry to burst your bubble, but unless it was swaped out there is no such thing as a 1973 dana 60 front 1 ton. 77 was the first year, so try to find one of those. sorry, but dont waste a drive to go get it. if you think there is a slim chance, have him send you a pic. I bet $50 it is a big hub 44 and that is why this yunkyard moron thinks it's a 60.

    IT'S A 1 TON THING.... IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!!!
     
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    sorry to burst your bubble, but unless it was swaped out there is no such thing as a 1973 dana 60 front 1 ton. 77 was the first year, so try to find one of those. sorry, but dont waste a drive to go get it. if you think there is a slim chance, have him send you a pic. I bet $50 it is a big hub 44 and that is why this yunkyard moron thinks it's a 60.

    IT'S A 1 TON THING.... IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!!!
     
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    sorry to burst your bubble, but unless it was swaped out there is no such thing as a 1973 dana 60 front 1 ton. 77 was the first year, so try to find one of those. sorry, but dont waste a drive to go get it. if you think there is a slim chance, have him send you a pic. I bet $50 it is a big hub 44 and that is why this yunkyard moron thinks it's a 60.

    IT'S A 1 TON THING.... IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!!!
     
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    Brians 60s 1/2 ton status

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    sorry, this damn fuc%$%^$$%$#(*&amp;^% computer is pissin me off.

    IT'S A 1 TON THING.... IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!!!
     
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    not to sound to stupid what is a big hub dana 44 ?
     
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    4 bolts in a square pattern holding the steering arm.

    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://photos.yahoo.com/dana60manual>http://photos.yahoo.com/dana60manual</a>
     
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    simply a dana 44 with large external hubs, I was not refering to you as a moron, or trying to make you feel stupid, I just think that wrecking yards should know what they are selling you, with a few exceptions, like if it really were a 60 for $100
    a dana 60 also has a large hub sticking out the center of the wheel, but it tapers down. A big hub 44 has little or no taper from the center of the wheel to the lockout. Before I knew any different I thought a big hub 44 was a 60, but once you look at a few, they are unmistakable, Just thinking about a 60 gives me a rise in my pamper.. he he

    IT'S A 1 TON THING.... IF I HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!!!
     
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    Oh yeah, here's a pic...<a target="_blank" href=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/dana60manual/vwp?.dir=/Dana+60+Manual&amp;.dnm=page18.jpg&amp;.src=ph&amp;.view=t&amp;.hires=t>Check it out</a> Look at figure 67.

    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://photos.yahoo.com/dana60manual>http://photos.yahoo.com/dana60manual</a>
     
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    Forgot to mention that, as 77Chevy said, the steering arm is one of the easiest ways to tell the difference. D60 has the kingpin cap holding the arm with the 4 bolts in a square pattern like this (except this is a modified passenger side for x-over, factory looks the same on the driver's side)

    Sorry these pics are not ideal, they are the best I could find quickly...

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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