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dana 60's question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by milspecjimmy, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. milspecjimmy

    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    dana 60\'s question

    will dana 60's from a late 70's dodge fit my jimmy? or will i have to relocate my spring perches? i have a doner vehical that has the D60's front and rear and only 53ooo miles. and 4.10's
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  2. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    id just grad a tape measure and find out fo meself /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    <font color="green"> It will fit, the springs just need to be tweaked a little to sit ont he perches. Do a search and you'll find lots of threads about this. </font color>
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    I think the difference is less than half an inch if I recall correctly.
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    i got a dodge d60 in my truck, the springs perches are 1/2 an inch wider on the dodge, so the springs are only pushed out a 1/4 of an inch on each side, just bolt in the Diff side leaf then get something to push the springs apart, i used my hi-lift, push em apart, bolt up the other side, and bam your good to go, you will need a chevy steering arm, and prolly need to change the yoke (im not sure about this yet), but Brake lines bolt up,
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    WOOHOO

    Does that mean I can quit looking (and crying at the price) for 78-91 GM SW one tons? I mean, modifying and/or moving spring perches is a piece of cake. Especially if I can find one for under $1000.

    I'm going to do a search, but does anybody know what year and model Dodges I should be looking at? I mean, the old Dodge trucks and Ramchargers around here do nothing but add iron to the ground to make the pine trees grow faster. hehe.
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    We have two trucks here sittin at the shop i am located in Maryland I think one is a 78 it has 60's front and rear and then I think the other one is older and it has closed knuckle 70's drum brake front and rear. So this is a guess but I would check mid to late 60's through 70's.
    If you are interested I would like to sell the 60's or the 70's.
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    you cant really move the spring perch on the diff side, cuz as you prolly already know its cast into the diff, i was thinking you could just drill a hole a 1/4 of an inch closer to the diff but then the leaf spring wouldnt fit in there. Another thing that was brough up was, cut 1/4 of an inch off the inside bushing and put it on the outside bushing. Does this make sense?.... But spreading the springs seems to work the best, and you cant tell that they are spread unless you look real close.... id just spread them. There are a lot of dodge d60s out there, All the dodges with Diesel motors i think have d60s....
     
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    Re: dana 60\'s question

    You don't need to move the perches.
    Actually it's better that way, fourwheeler did that swap 2 years ago and when theu were testing it, they showed how when you droop one side and stuff the other, the 1/4inch difference makes it better.
    The only problem is when you want to install the springs, after that you are fine.
     

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