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Dodge D60 into a K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SF87K5, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. SF87K5

    SF87K5 1/2 ton status

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    What needs to be done to a dodge D60 to put it into a K5? Any help with this will be very greatful.
     
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    Talk to mudhead oops I mean mudhog (j/k) he did exactly that and would be a good source to help you. He's cool and a moderator here.
     
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    Az Kickin' makes offset bushing sets for this I think...

    Marv
     
  4. Silver84k5

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    yea if i could do it over again i would go with the bushings as oppose to spreading the springs apart with a hi-lift... ill prolly get the bushings when i get new springs.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you can either spread the springs apart slightly or get the offset bushings. you will need a chevy steering arm and a chevy yoke. you will also need the spring plates and new u-bolts. if you have any specific questions just ask /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Aren't the stud diameters and the hub O.D. (wheel center) different than chevy's on some years?
     
  7. SF87K5

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    Cool thanks for all the good info.

    Now what year dodge D60's are compatable with a K5? Or are they all the same?
     
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    actually shannon You dont need a chevy steering arm. My friend actually used a Dodge steering arm, on his Chevy D60 so he didnt have to run the 4 inch steering arm block.
     
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    not sure on years but, Make sure it is not a dana 61 (dont really know how to identify this) If it says "60f" on the lower right corner (maybe left) of the pumpkin then its a 60
    Make sure it is Passenger side diff, And has kingpins, and you will be good to go.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    why would you want ball joints instead of king pins?
     
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    oh damn, my bad, thx for catchin that heh. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    fixed
     
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    the dodge is a old dodge military cucv. So I hope it is a 1 ton and not a 3/4 ton. Thats why I was asking about the year.
     
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    many dodge 3/4T's had a Dana 60 aswell. I've seen a Dodge 3/4HD with a open knucke D70 under it. Odd.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Most of the M880s have D44s, but the D60 are out there. Look for king pins, not the 3 u-bolt set up the Dodge D44s also use the 3 u-bolt/2 stud mounting. Also, if there are no bearing hubs (flanged stubshaft) its a D44.
     
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    Also, if there are no bearing hubs (flanged stubshaft) its a D44.


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    mine has drive flanges but it is a dana 60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Mudhog you have a dodge d60 under your K5? If so can you take some pics for me so I can take them with me to make sure it is a D60 I am getting. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes i have a dodge dana 60 under mine /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif ill get some pics of it tomorrow /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    cool thank you
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    no problem /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Also, if there are no bearing hubs (flanged stubshaft) its a D44.


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    mine has drive flanges but it is a dana 60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    You also have bearing hubs, or at least you do in all your webshots pics. I said flanged stub-shafts not drive flanges. These are two totaly different arangements.
     

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