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ford 60 under k5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    will the axle bolt in as is, or will the leaf and shock mounts have to be moved? if so how much?
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Should bolt right up. I know the Dodge version D60's spring pads are .5" farther apart but I believe the Chevy and Ford spacings are the same.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    all ford parts will bolt to your springs from the axle
     
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    sorry to hijack :o . but what year/models came with a d60 that swaps under??? what about steering?? and pass. or drvr. side drop????
     
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    I dont know what axles you guys got by my D60FF wont bolt to my truck. Gonna have to knock the mounts off and move them in. Pretty sure mine came out of a furd.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    is it drivers side diff. and high pinion? does it have kingpins and NOT balljoints?
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hate to burst everyones bubble here, but all ford D60's are NOT direct bolt in's for chevys.
    Only '78-'79 Ford D60 fronts will bolt in to our trucks. :wink1:

    Kingpin D60 Spring perch width:
    All Chevy: 32"
    All Dodge: 32.5"
    78-79 Ford: 31.5
    85-91 Ford: 36.5"
    92+ (balljoint): 36.5"
    :pimp:
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    its a 79 d60hp :D so the shocks will work also? or do i have to reweld the tabs?
     
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    I think he means the front axle.
     
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    .5 of an inch is direct bolt I if I ever saw one the shock mounts should be moved if my momory is correct.
     
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    Where do they measure spring pad differences from? I measured my D60 from the inside edge of each pad and it seems to be 29"? My stock 10bolt seems to measure the same, so you must measure from the center of the pads huh?
     
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    do these run a different type of caliper than the chevy d60? will i still be able to run 15" rims with a little grinding? i thought i read somewhere that the ford calipers were different and wouldnt work or something???
     
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    My 44 from a 78 F250 bolted right in but the calipers are like twice the size of Chevies and you would have to run 16.5 or have no backspacing on your rims
     
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    and i jus bought 15" rims and tires.....maybe i should wait for a chevy d60. is there anyway to swap calipers to make it so 15s will fit?
     
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    You should measure center to center, as this is where the spring connects to the pad. Otherwise if you measure from an outside edge of the pads, a difference in spring pad width would improperly skew any comparison between the two setups.
     
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    The ford calipers are different, there bigger, two piston calipers, mounting brackets are also different.
     

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