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Ford D60 front u-bolt plate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RUSS84K5, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. RUSS84K5

    RUSS84K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for the funny U-bolt plate for the driver's side of
    a Ford D60. It fits underneath the diff and tube and goes around a web of the casting. Does anyone have one to sell or know of a source?
    This front end is going under my K5 using a gm 203 gear box and ford 205.
    Thanks
    Russ
     
  2. DaveDave

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    i have a complete set, it is yours for 50$.
     
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    Hi,
    compleate front set? what dose the pass side plate look like?

    Russ
     
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    good condition exept for some surface rust.
     
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    Dave,
    Is the pass plate contoured to fit around the tube or can it be easily "fliped" to sit on top of the leafs. I was planning on useing a top plate for clearence issues (u-bolt tips) and just useing the stock driver's side because I'll be steering around the front diff anyways.
    Would you sell just the driver's side? (for less than 50)
     
  6. DaveDave

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    i dont remember what the plate look but i know i have a set.
    i would prefer to sell the set togerther, since you are not far away i could meet you at the border.i also have a ford np 205 if you are interested.
     
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    Dave,
    well, 50 is fair enough to me.can you ship these? I'll pay. I live on the NH/Mass border and don't have the time to make the 4 hour drive. Although it would be cool to meet. I already have a Ford 205, but thanks. Are you doing this same swap?
     
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    yes done alredy and i am also in the process to built one (hp d60) for 45 acp.
    i will check for shipping rate tomorrow afternoon.
     
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    pm me your address and all the information a need.
     
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    Dave,
    Sounds good to me. My zip is 03064. I'll MP my address when I hear back from you tomarow.
    Did you use leafs or did you go coil overs?
    How about the nuckles, did you use GM or keep the Ford w/the dual piston calipers? Any basic advise for this swap?

    Russ
     
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    i use leafs since the ford axle is direct bolt on 31.5 center pin to center pin.
    gm knukle spindel hub and brake, ford inner shaft and 35 spline gm stub shaft.
    the only major thing to do is to cut the ford shock bracket and weld gm one from a scrap 10 bolt.
     
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    Hell O guys,

    I just got my Ford front end for this same thing. I will be starting the rebuild in a few weeks.

    hdDave...

    What are the advantages of having the GM knuckles? Is there much of a difference between the GM and Ford knuckles? Do you know where I can find a set of GM knuckles? Are they hard to find? And do they just bolt in, in place of the Ford knuckles? Do you mind me asking a million questions? heh

    Good things come in small packages. Good things come to those who wait. So, if you're waiting for a small package, that must *really* be sweet.
     
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    if you want to run gm hub and brake you have to use the gm knuckle since ford only have 5 bolt on the spindel and gm use 6, the knucle bolt in place of the ford one no problem.
    the big advantage to the gm hub is the availability to run 35 spline stub shaft and locking hub with no hoyher modification.
    you will need the knukle, spindle, back plate, hub, caliper, and disk from a gm dana 60.
    the best thing to do is to buy a complete gm dana 60 and to take all the part you need and to install the ford part on it so you can sell it back.
    if you have any other question, ask.
     

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