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Front end ID help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by buckmtn, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. buckmtn

    buckmtn 1/2 ton status

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    I went to look at a front end today and I'm not sure what the heck it is. The guy that had it didn't either. Maybe a good thing. It had a dana style differential cover. Held on by either 10 or 12 bolts I can't remember. It was eight lug with drum brakes. The hubs were like nothing I had seen looked like the flange off a 14 bolt with a selector knob for locked unlocked. Closed knuckle. Only thing I saw as far as stamping was a tag on the diff cover said 4.55. Sure I can get it for little bit of nothing. Maybe put under my K5? Any ideas. Conversions for brakes or knuckles?
     
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    Closed knuckle = skip it.
     
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    Most likely a closed knuckle Dana 44, pass unless you need some dead weight for winter wheeling or a boat anchor, maybe for free.
     
  4. buckmtn

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    If I got it for next to nothing and cut the ends off welded on some dinnabear knuckles and swapped on some disc brakes would it be any count then. If it were a dana 60? Just a take out chevy dana 60 that needs to be rebuilt costs 800-1000$$$$.
     
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    Dedenbears would cost you $1000 for just the c's and knuckles.
     
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    If you need a 60, I have two for sale.
     
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    that sounds like a axle i had in a 74 1 ton dodge it was a closed knuckle dana 70 with drum brakes they have smaller axle shafts than a dana 60 and are not worth a crap for any thing even if they are free i traded that complete running dodge for a chevy dana 60 front end
     
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    The tubes are probably smaller than what the inner C's are on a 60,and it will probably have coarse slpine axles 18 spline or something like that.You can dump more money in it trying to make something out of it than what a 60 would cost.I've seen it done before.
     

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