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dodge dana 60? i need info fast

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudhog, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have the chance to get a dodge dana 60 for a good price but i have a few ? about it i asked if it was a chevy front and if it had auto and manual hubs and the reply was

    "Its a Dodge Dana 60,but it will bolt up to your Blazer.It has no hubs but Hubs can be put on it without any special parts.It does have 4.10 gears.Brakes look almost new."

    ok now my ?'s what does it take to make this work for my blazer and can i truely put manual hubs in it or are the auto hubs ok? and will i need any special parts to make this work like u-joints or anything?


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    i was told that you need to move the spring perches but i miht be wrong

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i know about the spring pearches yes they are slightly off but im more concerned is about the hub issue thanks for the info though

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    The short side of the Dodge 60's is 2" shorter than a Chevy. It sounds like a full time front axle, not auto hubs. If they are internal slugs, no problem. If they are the external bolt on style, the hub selection is more limited and there are no 35 spline hubs available as far as I know, but you can get drive flanges.

    Pete

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ok what are drive flanges and how do they work also how strong is the full time front if it is full time compared to the locking hub style?

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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Drive flanges take the place of locking hubs and they are what make it full time. You can not "unlock" them. Many people run drive flanges because they are almost impossible to break, you just loose the ability to unlock...

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    so it it was full time would it already have the drive flanges or would i need to add those and how much do they run $ wise? and is this dana 60 going to be just as strong as a chevy dana 60?

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    yes they would be drive flanges.

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    I don't know about the strength of the Dodge vs. GM D60. As far as I know, full times always have the "drive flanges" although some may be stronger/better than others. That info will have to come from someone who has more knowledge of full time units that I do. Last full time front axle I had was over 15 years ago.

    Russ

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    My D60 had drive flanges before Scotty (RIP) put the Warn hubs in..............for starters the drive flanges will be fine till you can afford the hubs.............around $170-200 for the Warn one ton hubs. Just leave it in 2HI and you'll be fine............not sure about the width thing tho.

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    Shannon, send MJ a pm. He has a Dodge D60 under the front of his truck.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ok what i need to know now is will i need a hybride(sp?) ujoint for the front and will my brake lines fit the dodge calipers?

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    I use the dodge brake lines for my 90s axles
    i may have missed where you states year and application the dif came out of.
    with that info and same info for your front shaft I can easily tell you which u joint you need. i only have the chev ujoint section scanned into my webshots account but have the book here somewhere.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    m j the dana 60 is out of a 75 one ton dodge i belive and i have a 1/2 ton dana 44 front now of my 77 blazer

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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    dodge truck 1 ton w-wm300/350 series 1975-77
    front axle to tc w outside snap rings 5-153x
    w inside snaprings 5-1306-1x(a detroit 7260 series joint)
    1971-75 wm300 power wagon 5-1301x(this one is divorced tc so old stuff but listed it jusincase)

    chev truck 1/2ton K5 blazer
    1969-77
    looks like every driveshaft joint in it is 5-153x

    you can get a yoke for any u joint for a d60. mine has a 1330series 5-213x
    if the yoke is a 1306 you can use a spicer conversion joint 5-353x
    cant find 1301 info but lets hope you dont need it anyway.
    lemme know whatcha think

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    what about the brake lines
    also thanks for the info i apritiate it [​IMG]

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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    again i used the dodge flex lines and i dont recall having to do anything to the chev hardlines at the frame end.
    sorry but that was 8 years ago.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    thank you very much for the info i realy do apritiate it[​IMG]

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    m j can i put manual hubs on the 75 dodge dana 60?

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    short reply, yes.
    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    The short side of the Dodge 60's is 2" shorter than a Chevy. It sounds like a full time front axle, not auto hubs. If they are internal slugs, no problem. If they are the external bolt on style, the hub selection is more limited and there are no 35 spline hubs available as far as I know, but you can get drive flanges.

    Pete



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    I dont think it is appropriate to address that type of question directly to me. you may have just smacked someone's ego that has the info you require.

    formerly 77chev
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