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Found something Intresting on my Dana 60 Hubs, Anyone else?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudbug1979, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Mudbug1979

    Mudbug1979 1/2 ton status

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    While trying to get the K ready for the East coast Thump at Uwharrie. I was trying to put in some locking hubs on my D60 Srw front axle and there aren't any grooves cut into the hub for the large locking ring to hold the body of the hub in. The only place for a snap ring is on the end of the axle shaft and that's not going to hold any amount of torque in. Anyone else come across a set of these. Thanks, Jeremy.
     
  2. Mudbug1979

    Mudbug1979 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone else seen this?
     
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    I have never seen that. looks like you are going to be running slugs.
     
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    What did it have when you took it apart?
     
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    Sounds like new hubs....
     
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    Yep, I have seen it. Matt (az-k5) and his dad built a custom dualcab shortbed Chevy 1 ton. The D60 he had in the front of that was the same way. He had to take the hubs in and have that groove machined in so the locking hubs would install correctly.

    I can't remember offhand why we decided it didn't have that groove but I am sure he remembers.

    Harley
     
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    what would you use to hold them in??
     
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    my slugs are held in by a snap ring on the axle shaft. I have a dust cap that is just pressed into the hub.
     
  10. az-k5

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    That truck was a converted dually before we got it. That was the only conclusion we came to.
     
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    I took those bad boys off, put them in a lathe and cut a groove in it. Works like a champ now. Maybe we might actually get to wheel this year...
     
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    My D60 is like that also. It came from a '77 K30 with factory drive flanges. The flanges or hubs are held in by the snapring on the stub shaft.......but if you break a stub it can spit out the flange/hub.
     
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    Yep, been there, done that. I found the flange, but there is a reason that I am running the bottom of a Powerade container with sealant around it on my driver side hub....I didn't find my cap. :D
     

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