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Dana 60 questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rusty68, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Rusty68

    Rusty68 1/2 ton status

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    A buddy of mine has a dually for sale or parts. Its a 1981 1 ton 4x4. So wouldnt this have a dana 60 axle in the front and a 14 bolt rear? Would it be worth buying them both as a set for $600.00? I am not interested in weird dual wheels or offset front rims. What would it take to return them to normal style axles? Also, what gears came in the dually?
     
  2. imiceman44

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    First the dually came with a Dana70 rear and Dana60 front, and to change the width to SW status, you will need a lot of work and expensive.
    I would suggest you get a set from a SWR.
    But if you want to make some money on them I want a dually set and I would pay you 700 for them plus shipping to CA 95827.
    PM if interested.
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  3. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    changing a DRW 60 to a SRW 60 isn't that bad. i've seen srw hubs on ebay for $75 each. i chose to have mine machined for $250 but you can have it done for much cheaper. here some pice of the conversion http://coloradok5.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=9027&ppuser=2631&thumb=1

    do you know what gear ratio they have? if it's 4.56 $600 is a good price, but if it's 4.10 i wouldn't pay more than $500 for the d60
     
  4. morphed86k10

    morphed86k10 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know what your plans are, but if I was building an off road rig I'd get those axles in a heartbeat if they were in decent shape and the rear was a D70, which were quite a bit wider WMS-to-WMS than a 14FF.

    Then you get some hummer beadlocked wheels and with thier freakish backspacing you have an almost normal truck, a little different, cheaper than most, yet totally effective.
     

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