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D70 DRW to SRW. How much machine work?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Found a dually Dana 70 at the junkyard today. What kind of machine work do I need to do to convert it to single rear wheel? I own a lathe, but not a milling machine. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif If I can do it myself, I might go back to the yard and make an offer. I don't know what the gears are, but they can't be worse than my 3.08 I have now. I have no ring gear up front so I've gotta buy new gears for that anyway.
     
  2. Flexy K20

    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    Front or Rear?
    -fLeXy K20
     
  3. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Rear. Is there such thing as a dually front? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well the fronts for dually trucks are different than fronts for non dually trucks so yeah there is a difference...
     
  5. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Why mess with it you can pick up a 14 bolt for around $200 and slap it in.
     
  6. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Well the fronts for dually trucks are different than fronts for non dually trucks so yeah there is a difference...

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    OK. It's a 2wd truck, but what would the difference be if I was talking about a dually front?
     
  7. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    the rotors on a dually front are different to make up for the uhhhh... i guess Negative backspacing? dont really know what word to use... ill see if i can find a pic
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    dually dana 60 front
     
  9. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    AHHHHHH! Thanks Bro! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  10. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    It can be done. You'll need to narrow the housing and buy cusom axle shafts. Take a look at the "New Pojects" page on my website. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    K5DRAGER 1/2 ton status

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    If your set on a Dana 70, then find one out of a late70's to early 80's single wheel dodge. They should have the beefy 35 spline axles and usually have either 4.10's or 4.56's in them. And yes you will have to move spring perches and shock brackets. I went with it because I wanted lower gears than 5.13's. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I went with it because I wanted lower gears than 5.13's.

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    Exactly! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Edit: K5Drager, I just read your profile... how do you like the 5.86's and 38's? I'm close to putting together mine with 5.86's and 42's.
     
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    I'll let you know, the maiden voyage is planned for Sat. April 12 as long as the cage is done in time. I'm trimming the fenders so I'll have enough room for 39.5 TSL's in case I want a little more tire. I'll keep ya posted /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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