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Dana 60??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wetbackZO, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. wetbackZO

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    Grandpa is clearing space in his garage and I'm helping by taking what I think is worth something. He gave me these axles but I can't ID them. Is this a dana60? Are there markings somewhere on it to help me ID it?
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    I think this other one is a dana44, and it comes w/discs!!
    It's got some weird perches though...
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    ...and there's a SM465??
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    Thanx in advance for any help...
     
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    those all look to be D44's the one with the weird perches should be a trailing arm/coil spring ford axle.
     
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    yeah Im pretty sure those are both 44s. hard to tell from the pics but it looks a little small for a 60. and the other one does look like ford perches. pretty sure thats an sm465 too with what looks like a 205.
     
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    Pop also gave me a NP203, can't these be hooked together to make a good crawl ratio??
    On the front Ford axle, can I grind/cut those perches off and use it...say, on my Travelall??
    Can these axles handle some big tires, like 38's??
     
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    I wouldnt run anything bigger than a 33 if you planned on wheelin with them, unless you never put a locker in
     
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    The 44 is from a late seventies ford 1/2 ton or bronco, its referred to as a HP Dana 44 with cast wedges, and no you will not find it useful for anything but an application back into a ford. Factory it was coil sprung with radius arms, hope that helps.
     
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    man...I guess these axles are not as good as I thought...
    but maybe I'll be able to do something w/ the NP 203 and 205...someday...
     
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    yep def hp44. if you run a ford 205 with a 32spline chevy input then you could run it in your chevy is youve got a th400
     
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    Hard to tell from the pics, but that could be a Dana 60 rear. There were a few mixed in with the D44 and 9" rears in the F150s - I believe it came when the Powr-Lok was optioned. Look for a raised "60" in the triangular webbing from the pumpkin to the tubes.

    Nothing wrong with the Ford D44. Better driveshaft angles. Doesn't sound like you know about radius arms... heck, they might be kicking around there too! If dual t-cases is something you are going for, its often not too big a deal to adapt a case that hangs to te opposite side in the process.

    That trans is an SM465, but the t-case looks like it might be a Rockwell. (Top cover plate, and low-drive rear yoke)
     
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    thanx for the info guys, I'll look for the "60" mark on it, it sure is way bigger than the other one, that's why I thaught it was a d60(I hope so).
     
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    didnt notice that when I looked at it the first time but after lookin again thats not a 205.
     
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    The white circle is where (60f) is stamped

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    that's definitely a 465/rockwell t221 combo. these arent too common, only came in some 68's and 69's. then again, the rockwell case isn't the best to begin with....i'd scrap it, sell it to someone doing a resto, but don't use it.
     
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    i think that 465 will be going in my 'yota...
     
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    Well I checked that corner where the webbing is and found a big <<60>> on there so I guess it is a d60, woo whooo!!! Lot's of you were wrong, or my pictures are not close enough to the axles...who cares, got me a D60!!!
    Thanx guys, I appreciate all the help...
     
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    now...how do I find out which years it came on so I can buy some brakes for it?? Did f150's ever come w/this axle?? Maybe f250??
     
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    your 4th and 5th pic looks like a d60, because of the cast rib about an inch back from the diff cover running around the diff a d60 is the only case i've ever seen with that rib....what other diffs have that?
    what is the winch i see in one of the pics?
     
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    that rear beside the front end looks like it has a pretty big diff....i think its the 1st pic it doesn't have that cast rib like the othe but it still looks pretty big....maybe you have to get a bronco to put those under :)) i think both of those maybe d60's 1 front and 1 rear,i still would like to know what the winch is?
     

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