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Dana 60 or not?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74poj, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. 74poj

    74poj Registered Member

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    so, i like to think i know a lot about old chevys but....... saw a 83 GMC longbed, 465/205, with a dana axle up front. i know for sure it was not a 10b, deffinately a dana of some kind. but it didn't have kingpins and had two u-bolts on the pass. side. anyone ever heard of this, light duty dana 60? couldn't have been a 44 since they started using the 10b's in the late 70's. fair price for the truck but i'd like some insight if anyone has any. thanx. jay
     
  2. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    tons of people swapped in older D 44s for 10 bolts because of the myth that the front 10 bolt is weaker than a d 44. I bet its a swapped in axle. The only front axles that came on our trucks would be a 60,44 or 10b. No light duty 60.
     
  3. CDA 455

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    Facing the axle, on the right lower webbing (between pumpkin and axle tube) there should be a number cast into it. '60' if it's a D60, '44' if it's a D44, etc.

    Good luck.
     

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