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F*rd Dana 60...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    I found a Ford Dana 60 in my local paper.

    It's a rearend from a 79 F-250. It's packed with 4.11's and a Detroit.
    The price is $200, which is pretty cheap.

    Could I put this under my K5?
    Would I have to make modifications to my spring shackles and such?
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    he said

    "REAREND"

    :D
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if ford part going in to gm then yes need to move stuff around.
     
  4. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Hey, no fair....he deleted his post. Now mine looks like random rambeling....
     
  5. monster man

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    you will most definitely need to weld new spring mount pads at the proper width- this can be a good thing if you need to correct driveshaft angles, but the u-joints may or may not mate up seamlessly. Also, make sure the brake fittings are the same to be able to just hook your lines up, and that the pinion height is relatively close. You may want to keep an eye out for a 3/4 ton 14b, it bolts right in
     
  6. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Im about to do the same to my burb. My D60 is out of a '77 F*rd 3/4 ton. So far I have noticed that the spring pearches must be moved & the shock mounts must be changed to chevy. Really not a hard job if you have a grinder/torch and a welder. Plus the D60 is about 2.5" wider so the rear tires will stick out more (and be closer to how wide the front is if not more)

    I 1/2 A$$ed measured the two and if I'm right the 10B (stock) is 60 1/4 & the D60 is 62 5/8 (from wheel surface to wheel surface).
     
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    not worth it to even think about it. a 14FF is cheaper, stronger, easier to find, and will bolt right in.
     
  8. u2slow

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    $200 is a deal... should be fine under a K5. My buddy's had a D60 under the back of his '79 F250 crew for years with 35's.

    U-joint is most likely a 1330 series... or possibly the Ford-only version with 1-1/8" cups instead. Easy to get a conversion joint.
     
  9. atho

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    :rolleyes:
    You're a dumbass, try reading the post.
    4.11's and a Detroit? sounds like a good deal in my neck of the woods.
    14 bolt = $100 detroit = $500 gears =?
    sheesh
     
  10. muddybuddy

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    sounds like a good deal to me....but then u got a ferd axle under ur truck :doah:

    buy it, if u dont use it, re-sell it
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    sure if its a verified Detroit, then its a good deal. every differential i
    ve looked at with a "locker" in it, turns out to be a gov bomb or some other sorry excuse for a traction device that the factory put in. still alot of work to get it in, and it isnt as strong as a 14FF
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    worse comes to worse its a p/l, and thats still pretty damn good. a 60 full floater is very strong, (not as strong as a 14 bolt) but still very strong. only 3/4 ton 14 bolts will bolt right in, which arent the easiest to find (altough they obviously can be)
     
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    Danas dont have gov locks and a Powr loc is not a sorry traction device. It still a good deal.
     
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    you're absolutely right, they only came in EVERY 3/4 ton from 73-82(?) and about half from 82(?)-87, that includes both 2wd and 4wd. we all know 3/4 tons are rare, since nobody here runs 3/4 ton axles. :rolleyes:
     
  15. gambit420s

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    this guy (royjones) has a f*rd 60 on his truck, he had to move the perches and use chevy shock mounts. sorry i dont have rear axle pics but i'll get some if you want

    Aug14^85.JPG
     

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