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Dana 60 question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryanstrucking, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. ryanstrucking

    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a Dana-60 front minus the front carrier and carrier bearings.
    My question is, can I take a set of bearing caps from another diff and use them in this diff? Or are they like main caps on a motor and you can't mix and
    match them?

    Thanks in Advance for your time.
     
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    no man, no mix and match on axle caps...
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was afraid of that.
    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    man that reply sounded just like the hot geeky chick in computer class... :X
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say yes you can swap caps from another axle, but only because you can buy billet caps for a given axle and there is no mention of having to machine anything for them to work.
     
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    ehh me thought he was talking about something from other than a 60... id call dynatrac and ask... but i think you can use gm d60 caps in a gm d60 of the same vintage...
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Glad you got a rise out of that:doah:

    OK.
    Can I,or can't I take the bearing retainer caps from one GM dana 60 front diff and mount them in another dana 60 front diff as they are both late 70's/ earlly 80's.

    Round 2?

    Thanks in advance for your input once again
     
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    yes, you can....
     

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