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Dodge D60

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pure Insanity, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    I know this has come up in the past but I cant find it.

    My friend is getting a complete Dodge dually, and plans to part it out into his GM truck. I told him that I didnt think the fronts would interchange but he swears he knows a guy that has put a Dodge 60 in his GM, and its only a 1/4in. difference in the spring pads.

    BTW he is converting the truck to a dually, and is considering putting in the Cummins also.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  2. michaelm

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    it is more like .5-1" difference
    as well as the wheel to wheel is narrower
    i run dodge axles d60 d70
     
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    twenty_below0 1/2 ton status

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    everything is possible but why not leave it a Dodge or just use the running gears? I own a Chevy,Because it's a CHEVY...........just my $ .02
     
  4. michaelm

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    there isnt to much Dodge about a Dana axle. it is a Dana. uses same hubs spindles bearings housing only real dif is the tubing length which effects axle shafts and spring mounting width.
    dodge is wider by the way so you must narrow the perches or use a hi lift to spread em. mine is turned so it was nothing to move the perches while they were cutting.
    i think a guy could get away with homebuilt offset shackles and custom offset front bushings. or move the front perch.
    never seen anyone else to concerned with hi lifting the springs apart and stuffin it in, i just wouldnt
     
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    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>Selectro hubs suck. I also dont like the idea of installing it with a ratchet strap, and by the time you get custom offset bushings and shackles you could have bought a Chevy 60. I've seen a few dodge 60s in chevy trucks, most were jury rigged and one of them used even offset centering pin holes in the blocks they made (yes blocks [​IMG] )
     
  6. Pure Insanity

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    I figure he is doing it this way because GM D60 fronts are getting kinda hard to come by. Those that do have them wont part w/ them.

    He can do whatever he wants, I hope he makes it work cuz Im getting his current 8 lug 44 front. Totally rebuilt from hub to hub new brakes bearings gears balljoints and such, for 200. I may get the 14 in the rear hes also gonna remove to put in the Dodge rear. Also totally rebuilt w/ 4.56 gears in both. [​IMG]

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  7. michaelm

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    i must have missed the Selectro part of this thread.
    unless these are Selectros as they are the factory ones from my dodge 60
    http://wsphotofews.excite.com/035/GU/ZL/pR/m011395.jpg

    a racket strap would be the hard way to install, you need to spread the springs
     
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    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    How much narrower is the track width?? If its not too much maybe Ill start looking for a Dodge D60.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    cant measure that right now as the front is apart.
    all these photos are of the dodge front with the exception of the parked in the snow. hope it helps some. i could give you kingpin to kingpin on the dodge in 5 mins if that would be of use to you. or axleshaft lengths

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/13852420VZSSkLnygY>http://community.webshots.com/album/13852420VZSSkLnygY</a>
     
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    <font color=blue>Those look like the ones on my dads 60, I guess they changed to that at some point. Do you have any other pictures?
     
  11. michaelm

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    bought a digi camera day before yesterday,
    what do you want to see am itchin to try it out
     
  12. KrebsATM02

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    The selecro hubs are the one's with the huge turn nob on the outside right??? Can you put on a different hub with these to get rid of them? - Doug

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    sorry cant help ya there, never looked at a selectro, some one told me they are tough though so who knows, i think the warns are junk as they are all potmetal. the reason i have that pic to link to of my hubs is i sent it to warn to ask why it is broken.

    emails to warn and their responses to date, i havent been on them hard at all
    below is the email:

    sorry for the long delay.
    i purchased a digital camera yesterday.
    here are the images attached, as well as a link to webshots site.
    http://wsphotofews.excite.com/029/Tb/pR/eL/k085071.jpg
    http://wsphotofews.excite.com/031/cZ/Wq/uj/cn72916.jpg
    http://wsphotofews.excite.com/027/H1/bE/JU/c628606.jpg
    http://wsphotofews.excite.com/037/wy/It/mU/k071643.jpg
    http://wsphotofews.excite.com/028/vU/3y/RH/7464081.jpg

    Michael Millar
    mjmillar@home.com
    m3millar@hotmail.com
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Snedecor Anne &lt;CSALS@Warn.com&gt;
    To: &lt;mjmillar@home.com&gt;
    Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 2:34 PM
    Subject: RE: 4WD Hubs and Axles


    &gt; Good Afternoon -
    &gt;
    &gt; We're not quite sure what you may have - it could be the kit by Mile
    Marker,
    &gt; it could be our old hub, etc. Could you please send photos and we will
    try
    &gt; to determine from there.
    &gt;
    &gt; Sincerely,
    &gt;
    &gt;
    &gt; Anne Snedecor
    &gt; Senior Technical Customer Service Representative
    &gt; Warn Industries, Inc.
    &gt;
    &gt;
    &gt; -----Original Message-----
    &gt; From: mjmillar@home.com [SMTP:mjmillar@home.com]
    &gt; Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 12:13 PM
    &gt; To: csals@warn.com
    &gt; Subject: 4WD Hubs and Axles
    &gt;
    &gt; The Following Comment Has Been Submitted By a Visitor of Warn
    &gt; Internet Web
    &gt; Site:
    &gt;
    &gt; Nature: Problems/Concerns
    &gt; Area: Products/Services
    &gt; Visitor Name: Michael Millar
    &gt; Visitor Email: mjmillar@home.com
    &gt; Visitor City: langley
    &gt; Visitor State: BC Canada
    &gt; Visitor Zip: V3A 3E9
    &gt; Visitor Region: U.S. and Canada
    &gt; Age Group: 25-35
    &gt;
    &gt; Comment &amp; Suggestion:
    &gt; i have a strange breakage on my hub.
    &gt; i have a 77 chev truck but the axles are from a 90s dodge.
    &gt; i still have the OEM hubs on it.
    &gt; the lip that is deepest part (closest to outer wheel bearing) of hub
    &gt; has
    &gt; broken off.
    &gt; small piece of plastic was chewed up and bits of metal were floating
    &gt; around next to the bearing (the bearing looks fine so didnt chew on
    &gt; the
    &gt; bits).
    &gt; this looks like an area that doesnt see load and didnt seem to
    &gt; affect the
    &gt; operation.
    &gt; what i am wondering is, did i make an installation error? if so can
    &gt; you
    &gt; point out how this broke?
    &gt; i dont expect a free hub or anything and i plan to send you a photo
    &gt; of the
    &gt; broken parts, it just seemed like the most unlikely place for the
    &gt; break.
    &gt; the hubs gave me years of trouble free service and i only discovered
    &gt; the
    &gt; breakage during a routine inspection disassembly. i saved all the
    &gt; parts
    &gt; hoping to figure the whys of it.





    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 77chev on 10/07/01 04:35 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  14. Pure Insanity

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    The shaft lenghts and such will do me no good at this point cuz I dont know what the GM 60 is! [​IMG] Im gonna check out your pics next, The pic if the housing, on those big springs got my interest! LOL!

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    Your rig looks sweet! What size springs are those BTW?

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    10" super lift.
    if you look close at the newer pics you may be able to see the plastic pads i recently added to see if they will work better. will try pulling leaves as the next experiment but i wanted to try it full pack first, stupid arent i? setting myself up to disassemble the front a few more times when i could have pulled a few out last time. it is at least 2" too tall now
     
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    I have allways heard selectro hubs suck but never why , I was forced to use them when I went with dodge wheel hubs on my chevy millitary axle, only because I could not find any chevy wheel hubs. That was 5 years ago and have never had a single problem with them, and they seem to be a far heaveir duty hub than the warns I have on my other vehicles. I'd like to hear the problems from others that have acctually used them have had.

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    Selectros are great hubs IMO - and not all Dodges had them. There were Selectro, Warn type, and some oddball thing that looked like a hybrid of the Selectro and a Spicer (Huge housing with a little tiny plastic dial), depending on the year of the truck.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    Hey i got that Anne lady too, when i inquired about my damn winch selonoids going out. She really didn't give me anything except a couple emails saying what could be wrong, and in the end she told me it might be the warn quick disconnects, because they do not transfer as much power, and told me to get welding disconnects. I was orginally going to do that, but i figured if i had the warn and had problems it would be better for the warranty. I asked her how they could sell a product that hurt their winch and she never responded. So go figure. Still haven't got anything. By the way it's a HSi9500. - Doug

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