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dana 60 spindle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by project84k5, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. project84k5

    project84k5 Registered Member

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    i am only down to the hubs on my dana 60 build and i only have a week to get it done before me and my buddies go on our annual go untill you break it weekend. i got one hub done last night and went to put the other together and the threads on the spindle are flattened at the very end. so i cant get my keeper nuts on there straight. does anyone know if they make a thread chaser that big, or a machine shop in the fort worth dallas area that can do this kind of work. im not against buying a new one, but i have to buy new tires and wheels since im going from 1/2 ton to 1 ton, and 40s arent cheep. does anyone in the fort worth dallas area have one in good shape i could buy, or know anyone that can repare the one that i have. im sorry this thread is so long, but this was kind of a heart breaker since i thought my being burned days were finally over on this axle. thank you so much for any help you can give me. if you have a spindle i could buy, please pm me and tell me how much and when i can come get it. thank you again and have a great day.

    Ryan
     
  2. jasonkh2tg

    jasonkh2tg 1/2 ton status

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    die

    try a die......you can even rent one if you don't have one...if your know some one at a machine shop they might just let you borrow it....
     
  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Another thing you can try in a small file. Small triangle files work best. Work the grooves/threads a little a time until you can get the nut back on! :thumb:
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    A new spindle isn't that expensive, if all else fails.
     
  5. NorthWestFab

    NorthWestFab 1/2 ton status

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    You should have sucess with a thread file and some patience. As tim said, if all else fails we have spindles in our products section.
     
  6. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    There ya go!:thumb: :pimp:
     
  7. project84k5

    project84k5 Registered Member

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    thank you so much for all of your help, i guess in all of my frustration i never even thought about using a file, and it makes perfect sence. again thanks guys!

    Ryan
     

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