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Ford High Pinion 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

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    Will a Ford High Pinion bolt under one of our rigs? I know of course the driveshaft/tcase thing but I mean to the springs? I know there are 2 different ford spring widths, I am getting one of each /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    My understanding is the 78-79 model Ford D60's are a direct bolt up to the springs. Someone here has this set up but I can't remember who. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Someone here has this set up but I can't remember who. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    Maybe your thinking of Watson. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif He does have the Ford, but I don't know what year.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Yeah but Watson's is a custom built axle. I'm still trying to remember who else (besides Cyberfire) had a stock Ford axle. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Here is a pic of mine with the HP60 in place.

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    Fits right in and I believe it is as wide WMS to WMS as the Chevy axle. The only thing that you might want to change is on the 78-79 Ford Dana 60 the ubolts are upside down compared to what we are use to. I flipped them over and made some new spring plates. This axle also does not use bolts that thread into the housing. All are ubolts. Problem here is when you flip them you have to notch a web to fit the ubolt up tight to the housing. In contrast the newer fords are extremely wide from spring perch to spring perch. Something like 4" so pretty difficult to get those in without extreme mods and then might as well get it custom built.

    Some other differences from Chevy/dodge to Ford is the chevy's and dodges have six spindle studs where as the Ford has 5 but they are a size bigger. Fords are probably weaker in the knuckle area due to the clearancing of the knuckle to accomodate for some huge brake calipers. Dual pistons. That is pretty much the major differences. I'm glad I went with a HP and would do it again.

    I can't remember the other guy on this board that runs the HP60 either.

    Long enough. I'm done now. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yep, what Kert said.....I've also got one from a 78'

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    That's right. And I had even commented once on how similar our trucks are! DUH.. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I also have a 79 Ford HP D60 with ORD doubler NP203/(NP205 ford) with the outer shafts and spindles from Chevy. There was no problems fitting the spring pads.
     
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    Did you switch from kingpins out to chevy stuff?
     
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    I did not state that correctly. I still have the king pins but changed the Ford rotors to GM rotors, Warn hubs and GM outer shafts.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif You've got a bad memory dude /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    And I think Rodzilla has one for his truck too /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    the one I picked up is out of a newer truck. $250 I figured why not /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif won't be going in anything. I'm thinking about, if you remember my friend with the SCARY red ford(pic to refresh here), his problem is his axle came out of an older rig. Thinking I could offer a trade for the right damn axle for him and put the 60 in my burb. But at the sametime I could just clean it up, replace a few parts, and make a tidy profit.
     
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    Holy shnikies! That is scary. So if I understand you correctly he's got the older one and you got the newer one. If you trade him you both get the correct one? Do us all a favor and trade him. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    And I think Rodzilla has one for his truck too /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I have enough trouble remembering what is in mine. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    ahhh, yes, your welcome btw. lol hold on to that one! i might still do it. i am finding out some info about putting it under mine.


    and i am surprised nobody said anything about the price. lol
     
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    the one I picked up is out of a newer truck. $250 I figured why not /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif won't be going in anything. I'm thinking about, if you remember my friend with the SCARY red ford(pic to refresh here), his problem is his axle came out of an older rig. Thinking I could offer a trade for the right damn axle for him and put the 60 in my burb. But at the sametime I could just clean it up, replace a few parts, and make a tidy profit.

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    What year is the axle?
     
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    late 80s is the one I have
     
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    well not late 80's. it was an 86. last year for my body style.
     
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    Yes, I do. Dr. W's is a DS Terra Housing w/Chevy Length tubes so he can use GM Axles. I have all the pieces to convert mine to GM from the Knuckles out, including 35spline outters.
     
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    What is the advantage to converting to GM outers? Other than less Ford in your rig. Is it mainly the knuckle strength issue?
     

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