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d60 thoughts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unick, May 28, 2004.

  1. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    I just had an idea which Ill never do but I wonder if it will work. Could you take a ford D60 and dissasemble it. Then remove the axle tubes and switch then around? Basicly turn it into a chevy D60? I have no plans on doing this but I would lkike to know if itll work.

    lmk
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    You mean like flip the axle over to get the pumpkin on the other side? It would rotate the wrong way like that.
     
  3. unick

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    no not flip it over swap the axle tubes around. so it would work in a chevy.

    nick
     
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    swap the ford axle tubes from one side to the other or put ones from a chevy in???
     
  5. unick

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    yea swap the ford tubes
     
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    it is really hard to get the tubes out. it can be done & it will work in a chevy though. i have seen the tubes cut in 2 & swapped w/ just the tubes welded together also
     
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    THe spring pad would be on the wrong side of the pumkin
     
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    the best way to do it would be too use new material for the tubes. then u can cheat the pumpkin over far enough that u can build perches on the tube instead of the pumpkin
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Or just leave the axle alone and use a ford 205.
     
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    Or just leave the axle alone and use a ford 205.

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    That solves it /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Yes you could, you would have to get it retubed obviously. I was going to do that, but did the 14b instead.
     
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    K5MONSTER CHEV i like what you did with the 14 bolt. what did you do for gears tho, did you get some reverse cut gears made up, and what did you use for the steering parts dana 60 stuff? do you have a write up somewhere on this. Thanks Vince
     
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    Or just leave the axle alone and use a ford 205.

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    I dont know, that sounds weird. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    K5MONSTER CHEV i like what you did with the 14 bolt. what did you do for gears tho, did you get some reverse cut gears made up, and what did you use for the steering parts dana 60 stuff? do you have a write up somewhere on this. Thanks Vince

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    Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    No I dont need reverse cut gears, everyone asked this, but if you think about it, the gears are exactly the same as a normal, low pinion front axle, which drives on the coast side of the ring gear, so no need for reverse cut gears!

    The knuckles out are all D60, so all the steering parts are the same as would be for a 60, mines from SKY, AWESOME products! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    As for the write up, I didnt even bother, seeing as how most people didnt like the whole idea, so I didnt waste my time. However if you would like any info, anyting specific, whatever, just let me know! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    man that is cool!!! How did you get the driveshaft to line up with the axles??

    lmk
    Nick
     
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    Or just leave the axle alone and use a ford 205.

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    I dont know, that sounds weird. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    This is where I'm going. Not weird. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Or just leave the axle alone and use a ford 205.

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    or talk to me and get a driver side fix'd yoke 241!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Come on Stephen say it. Leave your 203 in place and run a Ford 205 off an ORD Doubler. I was going to do it until I got a good deal on a GM 60.
     

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