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Dodge D60's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Polaris, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    Dodge D60\'s

    So, in our little trek to the salvage yard a few weeks ago, we noticed that Dodge D60 fronts were a lot more plentiful. What goes into making a Dodge D60 work on a Chev? Thanks much!
     
  2. ben427

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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    the spring perches are about 1/2 inch too far apart, but a high lift will alleviate this and it will line up. You *may* need a chev steering arm but if you go cross over it wont matter anyway.
     
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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    how much lift is a high lift?
     
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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

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    he is talking about a high lift jack lol you use it to slightly spread the springs apart to make a dodge dana 60 fit a chevy /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    the springs need to be spread (not much) you need a chevy steering arm and a chevy yoke
     
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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    oh that makes sense lol
     
  7. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    make sure it is NOT a dana 61f they are pieces of non interchangeable CRAP !
     
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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    did you ever try the dana 60 on?
     
  9. Polaris

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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    Hi. Nope, never got the axle or a price even. It is out of a 91-ish Dodge pickup and is definitely a D60. They weren't sure why it was way back where it was and thought it should be in regular inventory. I guess my hubby is still considering it, but in the meantime we are pursuing 3/4 ton stuff with 4:56's. He currently has that setup with 3:73's and a bad habit of breaking front axles. It's been down since October though. Next month we'll get back to work on the trucks. Highs in the single digits put a damper on truck work!
     
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    Re: Dodge D60\'s

    if you end up putting the dodge d60 in.......... And if you ever take the front bumper off, dont run it for too long without the front bumper on, i havent had a front bumper for a few months (waiting on a winch bumper) and i think my frame is getting a little tweaked from the springs being spread, Other then that all is good with my dodge d60.....
     

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