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Dana 61 Front Axle !

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by marv_springer, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Looking for the Dreaded D61 Front that can only house 3.07 gears. Anyone know who's really got one in real life? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Trying to confirm that they're not just a myth.../forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Marv
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Not a myth for sure, easiest source will probably be a Dodge CTD truck. Many of these trucks were equipped with the high ratio D61's (this same truck would also have a D70 that will ONLY accept 3.07's as well).
     
  3. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    John,

    That's the setup I b lookin' for...

    What years? You know?

    Marv
     
  4. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    These should be in 89-93 Dodge CTD trucks. You'll find the 3.07 axles in non-O/D trucks but they still used the D61's in some O/D trucks with 4.10's. The D61's were fairly popular through that span so don't just look at the 3.07 trucks.

    There is a guy on Pirate in the Vendor section named "Highonda" or something, he seems to move a lot of "D60's" but I've noticed he gets a fair amount of Dodge axles - he might have 61's and not know it. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    if you dont me asking why in the hell do you want one /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    For a minure there, I thought this was going to be one of those "Front 12 bolt" threads... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Its a secret, and if you knew you would think Marv is /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

    Anyone he has told thinks he is crazy (as if we already didn't believe he was). But his little plan might be crazy enough to work. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Harley
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    some type of rear steer???? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Nope, My guess is he wants D60 strength without the price tag. He has the fun buggy now, but he will have the treasure buggy when he gets this project done. As in one mans trash is another's treasure buggy. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif I won't give away the details, I will let him do that on his own........ /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Harley
     
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    I found a D61 rear /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    whats up with these axles?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Its a secret, and if you knew you would think Marv is /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

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    I think I've found a way to make 3.08 gears the ideal gearing setup!/forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I'll post some pics soon that will shed some light on this....


    Harley.../forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif - I like that.... "Treasure Buggy".../forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    You know... another buddy named the "FunBuggy" when I was describing what I was building.

    That just may stick!

    Marv
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think I've found a way to make 3.08 gears the ideal gearing setup!

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    Is it along the line of the other idea you and Jay are gonna brew up ? I think that one will go over well with the budget minded /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The budget minded are listening /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    are going to bolt portal boxes at the end for super low gearing???????? do they even make portal boxes for danas???????? damnit I want to know
     
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    that was what i was thinking of. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Yes that is an idea, but why would you need a dana 60/61 for the centersection if you are using portal boxes? A dana 44 centersection would be cheaper and plenty strong enough with portals on the ends.
     
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    no portals involved. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif keep thinking though

    TTT for a D61
     
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    boat anchor
     
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    Front drive engine/transaxle? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Probably gonna put some sort of planetary hub setup on it, not easy im sure, but could get some REAL LOW gearing without a doubler or anything.
     

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