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Front dana 60 studs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudddog91, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. mudddog91

    mudddog91 1/2 ton status

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    Hey does anyone know the diameter and thread pitch of the 2 bolts or studs which hold the leaf springs to the axle housing on the pass. side?
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I think mine are 9/16 coarse in the housing and fine for the nuts.
    I just replaced the nuts.
    sorry cant be definate

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    They are 5/8" and coarse thread. I just replaced some on a D60 when I installed a lift on another customers truck not too long ago. [​IMG] I used regular grade 8 bolts.



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  4. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I believe Sir that you are correct! I just tapped mine last night in preperation for installation!



    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
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    I have to second what mj said. Mine are 9/16 dia fine thread. I've just used two old lug nuts for mine with the flat face against the spring plate.

    Brian
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    The two bolts that bolt the spring pad to the housing are 5/8 corse thread bolts. The studs that hold on the steering arm are 9/16 fine thread.

    Derf00
    1990 K5 Jimmy 350 Edelbrock Performer TBI, 6in BDS Lift, Dana 60, 4.56, Corp 14B Detriot, 16x10 AE 589's, 37x12.5 SSR
     
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    And, as far as I know, GM D60s all had bolts in the spring plates (well, 3 u-bolts, 2 bolts), not studs. Dodge had studs. Not sure about Ford.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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