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Dana 60's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dieselmh, Mar 30, 2001.

  1. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    Dana 60\'s

    I know I should have posted this in the First Gen section, but this one gets more hits. I have a 1970 K5 and want to upgrade both front and rear to Dana 60's. I don't want to have to mess with them again. What make and year model vans/trucks should I look for? What conversions will I have to do to make them match up? Are there any upgrades I should make to them before I install them? I know the front will be expensive, but I know a lot of people, and if I know what year, make and model to look for, I'm sure I can find one. I don't know much about axles, so I would appreciate you giving me as much info as possible. Thanks again.

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  2. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Dana 60\'s

    The front 60's were in the Chevy's from around 78-91 1 tons... For upgrades on these, you can get a stronger carrier(Detroit) and 35 spline inner and outer shafts.....

    For the rear. Upgrade to 35 spline shafts also......

    Some earlier Chevy's(69-70) came with Dana 60's in the rear. If not find a rear 60 out of a van, they will be a similar width as the front 60..

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    Re: Dana 60\'s

    Also you can look under Dodge's. Don't know what years but I suspect it would be about the same years as Chevy.

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    Re: Dana 60\'s

    Well i don't have an exsact year for you but it was like a 74-76 Chevy long bed 4x4 that I got my rear Dana60 out of and it had MarkWilliams 35 spline axels too.mmmm beefy[​IMG]
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    Re: Dana 60\'s

    Also ford trucks and vans have rear D60's. late 70's and 80's. Around here rear D60's are a dime a dozen, but front's well their damn near extinct.

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    Re: Dana 60\'s

    What would be a good price for a front D60? If I can't find one, what would be a good replacement. I want to put the strongest combination I can afford, so I don't have to do it again any time soon.

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