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dana 60 from a 1993 f-350 junk or gold?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camarossguy2, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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    Was purusin the junk yard today at a u-pull it type place and found a great looking 93' ford f-350 dually 4x4

    That front axle was a dana 60, but had ball joints, not king pins. Ratio was unkown, but it did apear to be a high pinion.

    I'd have to look at the price sheet again, but i think axles are only 100 or 150 bux.

    Is that fact that its not a king pin make it junk? or is it still a good deal?
    Anyone have an idea of the gear ratio on those vintage trucks?

    Thanks
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    balljoint 60s are said to be weaker than kingpin 60s, and it will not bolt directly into your truck, as the spring pad widths are 36.5" vs the 32.5" you currently have. not sure about moving them in 2" either.
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    vintage trucks?

    I take offense 93 is new to me!!! If the $ is good get it and resell it .
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Sure its a 60 and not a 50?
     
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    think he ment to ask about that years of trucks, not to say there OLD.
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Good , I was feeling dated there for a moment.
     
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    dont feel bad i just got my 'new' 89 burban!
     
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    On the gear ratios, I think they started at 4.10.
     
  9. SierraJim

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    FWIW, those are highly sought after by the Jeep crowd. The Ford D-60 I believe is a drivers side drop. So the Jeepers don't have to change out their TC. Might be worth buying to resell??
     
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    +1

    I would think it could easily bring 3-4 times the price he posted.
     
  11. SierraJim

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    Out here in Colorado, a good or even decent front D60 can fetch $800 to $1200 easy. king pin, ball joint, no brakes, whatever. Some of us have even just gone back to the midwest with a flat bed and bought whole trucks.
     
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    THe only difference in that or the King pin strength wise is really negotiable. THe ball joing may be a bit weaker but the knuckle is a bit stronger than the other Ford knuckles that are thin in the cast. It is drivers drop and HP. The majority of the Fords are 3.55s with 4.10s being the second most common. Anything else is rare.

    It is less dessirable than the 78-79 Ford Dana 60s to the jeep crowd because of the spring pearch width. THe 78-79s are bolt in for a wrangler frame.

    For 150$ any front D60 is worth it. You could sell the shafts for that. I just sold a empty housing only for 200$ to someone making a HP 60 rear axle.
     
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    those didnt happen til the Super Duty (the solid axle D50, that is). the ttb D50 was around then, but if you dont know the difference, well..:rolleyes::haha:

    i say go for it. look at it as an investment.
     

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