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good deal on project D60?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i have been offered a D60 that *needs* the following stuff...for both sides:

    axles[both inner and outer]
    spindles
    rotors
    bearings

    how much would such a project axel be worth? and how hard to get the parts listed above would it be? On the plus side, it does have the gears I want! ;)

    J


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  2. thatK30guy

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    Spindles could run you at least $100 for a pair, used.

    Axles, both inners and outers assembled with the u-joint still intact, can run around at least $250.

    Rotors, bare, at least $100 for the pair. (you did not say if you needed the bearing hubs or not - if you do, at least $200 for the pair of bearing hubs without rotors)

    Bearings, new, around $60 for four bearings.



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    I cant really speak for the D60, but when I tried to put a 14ff together like this, the parts were gonna cost more(alot more) than just buying one complete.

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  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    wow, thats starting to add up to some real ca$h. Guess $400 isnt such a gr8 deal!!!!! =( Man, this sucks...I am never gonna find a inexpensive D60. &lt;sniff sniff&gt; ...

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    Well, if $400 for the housing, knuckles, and caliper brackets is high to you, consider what DynaTrac charges when they build them. And also Boyce Equipment. [​IMG]

    If I could find a good cheap bare housing with knuckles, I would fill it up with the BEST parts. Parts like new gears, locker, alloy shafts, new rotors, etc. Doing it like this would still beat Dynatrac and Boyce by a long shot. Still be way cheaper.

    It all depends on how bad you want the D60 and how bad you want to take the time to search the parts to complete it. I do know there ARE complete D60 assemblies out there for cheap. I got a complete unit, hub to hub with calipers for $125 once!! [​IMG]

    "Good things come to those who wait." [​IMG]



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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, those dynatracs r hella spendy. Still...I am not much of an axel guru, so I'd like to get atleast a few more of the parts included. Besides, i wont be able to afford the rest of the stuff for my 1-ton conversion for a while anyway...I have time to find the ultimate deal on a D60. =)

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    i am in your boat. I have been searching and searching for a good, used, and cheap D60 for ever now. I am in need of axles bad and turns out good things come to those who wait. On Thursday I scored a FREE 3/4 ton 8 lug D44 and the guy is delivering (250 miles away) it to me free as well. Its still not the axle I want but its far better than the 10 bolt up front right now!
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