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Dana 70 front axle!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, there is a pic of one in the newest 4WOR mag, the August issue, and its a small pic on page 58.

    It says its a rare, complete 35-spline Dana 70 front axle with open knuckles that will be used in a 4x4 motor home. [​IMG]

    From the looks and explaination of this front, its making my ding-a-ling go schwing!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] It also appears to be a custom-built front from someplace like Dynatrac. Too costly for my blood!!! [​IMG]

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    TMI on the ding-a-ling thing....[​IMG] [​IMG]

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
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    never seen an open knuckle dana 70, the two a have are closed and have some 13in drum brake and weight over 700lb
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Even F-550s have Dana 60s, don't they?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  5. DaveDave

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    the only application that a know is the dodge power wagon and the dodge 300 in the late 60.
     
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    f550s use a dana 80 in the rear. there are some on ebay right now. The front is at least a 60. Very strange looking i must say.

    "IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN STUCK.....YOU'VE NEVER BEEN WHEELIN"!!!
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Nope, F-550s use Dana 135 rear. F-350 DRWs and F-450s use Dana 80s. I was referring to the front axle when I said they had Dana 60s.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I plan on building a D-70 front someday when I get caught up on other projects.I have a D-70 front out of an International Dump truck(1-1/2-2ton) that is very wide with 3-1/2" axle tubes,my plan is to use D-60 ends,axle shafts,brakes etc. on it.

    If I wasn`t so computer challenged I would post a picture of the D-70 and D-60 next to each other,makes the 60 look like something you would have in your riding mower!

    K30, I could e-mail you the picture if you want, maybe you could post it?
    RGF
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Cool! [​IMG]

    I would love to see this pic!!! Anything to make the D60 look 'small' would entertain me for a day! [​IMG]

    Go ahead and email the pic to me. [​IMG]

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    Try looking at the Dana 80 rear in a '94 + Dodge 2500 stick or 3500. (The 2500 is actually a 70/80 Hybrid, the 2500 autos have 70's.)

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    I saw one on a Heep in a magazine a few years ago. I have piece 'o crap closed knuckle 70 with drum brakes from a W300 and I hate it and can't wait to replace it. Too heavy and not even as strong as a 60, but the tubes and the ring and pinion are BEEFY. I would love one of those open ones but they're even harder to find than than a 60.

    That's because I'm the devil.
     
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    You can give me that Dana 70 closed knuckle. Seriously I just built some 35 spline drive plates for a guy here in Colorado that is running one of those frontends and changed it to a 35 spline. It had a ball and socket setup in it and he put in open knuckle 60 axles in it, and he said he had to do just a little machining on it. I can get his number if you are interested.

    Donovan
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    Tim.. go to ebay and put in item number 592701327. They are foster auto parts specializing in heavy equipment. There you will find 2 dana 80s out of 99 ford f550 trucks. I called them a week ago, they confirmed they are dana 80s just a different diff cover than my 80.. Brian

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    There WAS a company in canada that made open knuckel 70's they had a very large Barfield joint instead of a u joint and they used 35 spline stubs. They made them for some kind of front wheel drive motor home. Steve at Diferential eng. bought 7 or 8 of them for conversions 863 294 7602
     
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    I'll let you know when I get my 60. If you still want it you can have it.


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    I remember reading in one of my mags that had a right up on axle over kill that dodge used an open knuel dand70 in a few of there trucks

    wich would be better rockwell 2.5 tone or O/K dana70?


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    Damn, he's get'n hard again. Be careful with that thing Wes, you might poke someone's eye out. Hell, you might even go blind!

    Pedal mashed and KICK'N ASS!
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    Nope, maybe from F-450s or DRW F-350s, not F-550s. Go to www.ford-diesel.com if you wish, ask them there. I'm not making this up and I'm absolutely sure I'm correct.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    F-550's have Dana135s...
    -- Mike

    <font color=blue> At some point I'll be done building my truck and can actually go wheeling. Until then, I guess sex and alcohol will have to do. [​IMG]
     
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    THANK YOU!

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