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Dana 60 Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by merace19, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. merace19

    merace19 1/2 ton status

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    I have 2 dana 60s frontends One of them has a different hub on it. The 3 others have a smooth cone shape all the way to the locking hub. The other one had a ridge around it near the studs for the lug nuts. Any reason for this?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sounds like a Dodge bearing hub. The Dodge version is more a straight body while the GM version is a tapered type. The GM tapers wider to the lugs. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have 2 dana 60s frontends

    [/ QUOTE ] How about sharing one? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    No, all my 60's taper up. Its just the one hub as a little ring where the rim sets on. But the other ones dont have that.
     
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    I not saying it could not be a dodge though. Seeing that it has a different locking hub also. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Got any pics. It'll make it eaiser to tell.
     
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    Ok i went and looked at it. It is more straight than coned. And it has letters and numbers raised on it. Where on the other 3 they dont have anything. So i guess it is a Dodge.
    NEW question. Is it ok to have a dodge part on my Chevy? If so that makes me have more choices in the junkyard to look at. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes a dodge dana 60 will work on a chevy my dana 60 is a dodge dana 60 and has been great for 2 years now /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif you just need a chevy steering arm and yoke and you need to spread the springs slightly apart
     
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    It looks like only the hub was used not the whole axle. So i guess a dodge hub will fit a chevy? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I'm sure it most likely is a Dodge hub because they are more plentiful (internal design with non-tapering hub used from 89-93) and the different locking hub but GM did use that version for one year, 1991. My 91 crew cab has a hub like the one described (straight barrel with raised lettering and a step at the inner most point for the rim to rest on). This was the only year GM used it and all of them had this different design hub.
     
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    It looks like only the hub was used not the whole axle. So i guess a dodge hub will fit a chevy? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    The spindles, stub axles and bearing hubs interchange between Dodge and Chevy. Dodge did use 2 design hubs but either will work on either axle. The spindles and stub axles share the same Dana parts #'s for Dodge and Chevy.

    The Dodge rotors are thinner but the same diameter. I believe there is something different about the Dodge caliper bracket but I'm not sure. I would still think the Dodge bracket would interchange.

    You might take a look at Billavista's D60 tech article on Pirate for other interchange and part number info if needed. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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