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free dodge Dana 60

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FatBoyBlazer, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    i can get free dodge dana 60 and an entire dodge 350 series truck....what needs to be changed to put is in my 91 blazer.....?
     
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    MJ and Mudhog both have dodge fronts, They should be able to tell ya what works to get her to fit, plus at the price you might as well,LOL
     
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    Dodge transfer case?
     
  4. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    pretty sure almost all K5s have a dodge transfer case
    doesnt/didnt dodge own New Process/New Venture

    what year d350?
     
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    the old dodges had the diffs on the same side as the chevs, all you need to do i think is relocated the shock mounts and the spring pads, but dont take my word for it, heh ask one of those guys who did it
     
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    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    not sure mabey late 70's early 80's i dont know too much about dodges other than that it this one has a dana 60 (4 bolts holding the steering arm thing on
     
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    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    do you hve any pics of moving the spring perches.....i had to do it on my 1 ton 14bolt...but i thought that the pumkin side of the axle' spring pad was conectedto the pumpkin its self
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you do not NEED to move the spring pads just spread the springs apart with a jack they only need to move just a little bit you might need a chevy yoke for the drive line i did and you will need a chevy steering arm as the tierod ends are different from chevy i will be posting a wright up in the next few days on how i did mine /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    moving the perches can be called major surgery
    mine was being cut up to correct pinion angle
    the cast spring pad was re cut with a circular saw and metal abrasive blade
    then front mounting stud was drilled, rear stud had to be 'finessed' to work.
    3 nuts welded to cast housing as there wasnt enough meat to drill.

    offset spring bushings would make it a perfect bolt in

    the steering arm can be retapered from the top side for chev drag link ends but the draglink ends up being shorter then stock
     
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    I installed a '79 Dodge D60 into my '79 suburban. All I did was move the LH spring pad in.
    Ground the weld off old mount, bolt RH spring into location on axle. Then installed LH mount and set truck down to let it find its location. Then welded in place. Shock mounts weren't modified from what I recall.
    IIRC, it was 1-1.5" difference in spring pad width.
     
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    Ok I'm going to jump in here in the thread...

    So the Dodge 60 front works with minor changes. What about the Dodge rear axel? Will it swap in under a K5
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes it can work you will need to move spring pearches and maybe shock mounts and most likly a new yoke but why not just get a 14ff for around $100-150 and have a direct bolt in /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    one reason could be the differing widths
    what is width of dodge front vs 14ff
     
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    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Well I was going to pickup the set since I can't seem to find a d60 - 14 ff combo off a chevy I can't find a chevy d60 at all for the fact of the matter. The only set I have found was going to be 2500 since the guy will not part out the truck.
     
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    sounds wise to me.
    though the 60 isnt near as beefy as a 14ff or dana 70
     
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    Who wants to sell me a D60 front? Send me some email!
     
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    there are tons out there but they want a $1000 usually
    I am sure if you post "i want a 60 front and am willing to pay the piper" you can pick n choose
     
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    I would also pay finders fee if someone locates one near Hobbs, NM (88240) as the shipping on one is going to be outrageous.
     

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