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Ford Daqna 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slimlynn1, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. slimlynn1

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    Ford Dana 60

    I'm looking at a 1979 Ford F-250 Dana 60 front. Is that going to be a driver side diff or passenger side. The guy says it is pass side. I havn't seen it yet. He wants $500 for the front and rear 60s. Is this a good price? Thanks.
     
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    If it has a front D60 (only some F250's then did) it is WELL worth $500. In 78-79 the Ford D60 would have been the high pinion version which is rare and coveted by many. It should be a drivers side pumpkin.

    Most F250's (except high GVW's and SnowFighters) were high pinion D44's. So check that out before you buy it.

    $500 is an ok deal for a D60 rear with a HP D44 front. $500 is a SMOKIN deal for Dual D60's especially if they are in good shape.

    Harley
     
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    I'm 99.9% sure it'll be driver's side and high pinion. Even if you have no use for the set, buy them for $500, turn around and sell them for a boatload.
     
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    Yep, what he said. Even if you don't use the front D60 buy it for $500 and turn aronud and sell it for $800+ depending on the shape. A HP D60 often go for well over $1000 by themselves.

    Harley
     
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    He said it is a king pin 60 front and a 60 rear. I would have to get a new transfer case then wouldn't I.
     
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    Most likely. Unless you could find someone to swap you a Chevy or Dodge D60 for the Ford D60. The Ford axle does have the advantage of the high pinion though which is a really nice thing to have. It keeps the driveshaft angles down and it keeps the driveshaft higher up away from rocks and other trail obsticals.

    Harley
     
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    I honestly wouldn't try to go to a driver's side setup, would probably be more hassle than it's worth unless you're really into it. If you are, then yeah, go for it. But honestly I'd make sure the axles were in good shape, buy them, turn around and sell them on e-bay or something and make a pretty penny. Then buy the axles you actually need.
     
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    Thanks all for the quick replys.
     
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    a NP241 from an IFS rig should bolt right up to your TH400, and it would give you driver's side drop. but then you'd probably have to deal with the speedo.
     
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    I have a 79 F350 Dana 60 HP in my toy. The most expensive part of converting to drivers side drop is matching up a drivers drop tcase with the rest of your drivetrain. Like was said above if you don't want to go to the hassle it is still worth it. I paid 800 for mine and believe I got a good deal. Everything else to converting to drivers drop is much less expensive but a good deal of hassle. Exhaust can be problematic, crossmembers, shifters and linkages are just some of the things that come to mind.
     
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    I think the axle is the most expensive part... if you can actually find a 78-79 Ford D60, everything else is downhill from there. I traded 4 scarpy 15x8 white-spokes for a core TH400 with a LH-drop NP241. :D
     
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    from what i know, only the f250 Heavy Duty came with a front d60
     
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    here's an idea... run the Ford axles... and ditch your NP208 for a NP241 from an IFS 4x4. having the chunk on the dirvers side would be better IMO, because it would put it more inline with your line of vision, allowing you to better place it over trail obstacles.
     
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    heh... last i checked SnowFigthers and high GVW trucks were heavy duty. :screwy:
     
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    definetly get it.
     
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    Im not sure about steering but i think your best bet would be crossover to make it work
     
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    well if it was a ford d60 you would have to go out of your way not to use cross over
     
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    With a Ford D60 you better leave the axle lowsteer crossover or seriously consider paying for Dedenbear Knuckles or the like. Ford knuckles are notoriously weak especially if you use hysteer.

    Harley
     
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    78-79 have push-pull steering arm on the drivers knuckle just like the Chevy. The height is different, and I think the taper is from the bottom side instead.

    If that is too tricky to deal with, you can swap on the Chevy D60 arm, or go cross over.
     

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