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D60 owners-info needed....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uglychevyZZ4, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    are all chev / dodge 60's kingpin?
    will 3/4 ton brakes bolt on to them?
    what is needed to swap a dodge 60 to chevy?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    All Chev 60's are 35 pline inner, 30 spline outer king pin diff's. A lot of the older Dodge 60's are the same. Not sure when it started but the newer Dodge ones are "Central Axle disconnect" versions with ball joints. Avoid those...

    3/4 ton brakes can be made to work...but they don't just bolt on. FWP runs 3/4 ton brakes on his. I don't see the advantage though.

    A dodge 60 doesn't need much of anything to work under a Chev...excpet the perch width is a little different. Mudhog runs a dodge D60 under his Blazer and I'm pretty sure he just pried the springs a little and made it work. Az-Kickin does make some offset spring eye bushing to correct the spring width though if spreading the springs a little concerns you.

    Rene
     
  3. uglychevyZZ4

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    [ QUOTE ]
    if spreading things apart a little concerns you.


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    nah, I have 4 kids, and it wud'nt on accident /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif thanks Rusty, just makin sure i was correct, i was, i didnt think there was a different version.
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [hijack]

    Anyone know the correct pinion nut torque for a D60 front?

    [/end hijack}
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    240-300 FT LBS
     
  6. m j

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    that isnt in the manual?
     
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    I got a dodge 60 in too. Spreading the springs (the way it is now) kills bushings real quick. I am offsetting the shackles and trimming the front bushing to fix it this afternoon. Mine is a 1990 king pin BTW.
     
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    that isnt in the manual?

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    What manual?
     
  9. 84gmcjimmy

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    that isnt in the manual?

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    What manual?

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    That manual!





















































































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  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    mj has a webshots page with the entire D60 manual. Do a search for "ausername" on webshots and you should find it.

    Rene
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Ahh. Thanks. I've got much of his D60 stuff on my harddrive here at my dad's house, but at my moms where I was when I posted above, I didn't have it available.
     
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    I completely forgot. All this wrenching I've been doing on my '60 and all I've been using is my repair manual. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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