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Dana 60 srw hub drw hub ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I can pick up a drw chevy dana 60 for $750. What is involved in changing the hubs to the srw version? Is it as easy as finding the hubs and swapping them or is there other things that must be changed?
     
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    thats it. you can buy new one's and sell the DRW hubs or have your DRW hubs manchined to SRW like i did.
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  3. cegusman

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    have your DRW hubs manchined to SRW

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    What does that cost?
     
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    it cost me $250 at wagoner machine shop /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif but it's not that bad when you consider the quality of the workmenship /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It cost me $45 per hub, but I didn't get the extra mounting flange and you do want that. I had mine done at a machine shop locally. Check around, any machine shop should be able to do it.

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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Another way to go is just getting some new single wheel hubs, it's a bit expensive, they're about $200 each but they bolt on which can be pretty nice. Then sell your dually hubs to someone that wants to machine hubs for a 5 or 6 lug axle.
     
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    Where would I find them new? Is it dealer only? I might just get mine machined down. What would I have to tell them if I do?
     
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    txbluethunder is selling a used set. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    if you want new ones...which is what i had to do 4wdfactory had them.
     
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    Just don't have the money right now. I am picking up a 1980 drw dana 60 4.10 gears for $750 plus $125 for freight. I have to barrow $600 just to get it.
     
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    leave it dual & run some humvee rims. add some wheel spacers to the back & call it done.
     
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    Coulden't I just run the hummer wheels up front and not us them in the back? Do they stick any farther?
     
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    We've got the new ones here.
    But, if you're into the hummer rims, get a dually D70 for the rear and you'll be close enough to the same width. You'll want the fleetside bed version, you need it to be about 74" wide if I remember right.
    We have a set of axles and hummer rims for a future project set up just like this. We did swap some single wheel 14 bolt hubs on the D70 to make it a bit wider, with the new hubs on the rear, it's the same width as the front.
     
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    Tell me more about the rear swap please. I was trying to figgure how to make the rear work. What do I need to swap from the 14 to the 70? TIA.
     
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    I'm converting a set of hubs right now that will have rings to either run 6 lug or 8 lug rims...doing them myself but after I get them done and if it's not a big job I might look at re-doing them for guys...
     
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    What do you sell them for new?
     
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    Keep me updated on how they turn out. Take pics if you can.
     
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    Here's a pic of the 60 i'm getting:
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    nice.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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