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going to look at D60s... what should I watch for?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah I know, a classic newbie type question... but I am (hopefully) going to be able to attend the Puyallup swap meet on the 10th an could use some tips on what to watch for when it comes to getting a good D60. ANY ideas/info would be greatly appeciated. I don't wanna get a lemon on an axle!! /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

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    if you want boltin n run, make certain it is a chev
    other then that they are all the same
    basic stuff as with any other axle,
    gear ratio that you want to run would be nice
    brakes in good working order is a plus
    as complete as possible with spring caps etc
    would be nice to look at spindle condition prior to paying out
    they are good axle, most everything is serviceable
    not sure how you could check for bent housing at a swap meet?
     
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    thanks for the tips mj. I'd be willing to get a dodge if it was cheap enough, converting it over shouldnt cost toooo much.

    Anyone whos been to the Puyallup meet in the past have any info/tips for me? I dont even know if its all that easy to find a d60 there... just have to hope against hope I guess.

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    1. You dont want dually D60, they have different hubs than a regular D60, and new hubs are expensive.
    2. If at all possable look at the spindles to see if the bearing surfaces are clean an shiny...not pitted and rusted.

    When ever I buy somthing uesd I always figure I am going to at least replace the seals and bearing.
     

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