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Dana 60 front Will It Fit in my 76?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudstud, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    I have located a Dana 60 a few hours from my house. Haven't talked to the guy yet but have expressed interest via email.
    It's out of a 84 Chevy truck, I've got a 76 K5 I'm thinking it should fit nicely. These are the questions I have pending:
    Is it complete disc to disc?
    Do you have the spring plates and u-bolts?
    Dif should be on the passenger side- correct?
    Steering linkage?
    Is it open knuckle, king pins- or birfields?
    What gears?
    Open dif?
    Locking hubs?

    Any other questions I can ask or things I should inspect if I go look (buy) it would be appreciated. Should the shock mounts be the same as mine?

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  2. tRustyK5

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    If its out of an 84 GMC truck then a few of your questions have already been answered. It's open knuckle with king pins.

    I have run into a few deals on D60's...and I've gone to see two of them and both were D44's with 8 lug outers. Some guys either just don't know how to properly ID a front axle or they could be hoping a potential buyer doesn't know any better.

    Good luck

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  3. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    Good tip. I'll be sure to ask how many ubolts it has.

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  4. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    All you have to do is look at the passenger side at the pumpkin. Look where the spring goes and there should be 2 holes that are threaded into the pumpkin housing. Those holes are for bolting the spring plate down on the side and the other side of the spring uses a u-bolt.

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  5. Mudstud

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    Am I right that it will fit right in? I know 1 tons rears won't fit without modification but what about the fronts? Did 3/4 tons ever have 60s up front?

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