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Good Deal or Not

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BurbLover, May 13, 2003.

  1. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    I have an opportunity to get a D60 & a 14BFF from a running truck for $1000. From what I understand, these are the original axles from under a mid 80's Chevy 1-ton. Is this worth it? The guy will not seperate and geara are unknowm. I gurrently am running a 14FF with a gov-loc and a D44 which I broke last nite for the second time in two months. Anyway, even with unknown condition, is this worth it? Thanks.

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  2. bobsurf

    bobsurf 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, figure the 14Bolt can go for up to $200 and the D60 is worth well over $1000.
     
  3. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Go for it, even if you don't use them you definately won't lose money on them if you have to sell them. </font>
     
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    sounds like a good deal, especially if the gears are what ya want...

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    I'd jump on them like Opra on a baked ham! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. BurbLover

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    I just found out this guy has two sets of these axles, both with 4:10 gears. However, they are both from dualies. I know the spring perches will need to be moved. Is it still worth it? How much work is it to move spring perches? I have a grinder and have access to a welder. Thanks.
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    <font color="green"> They arent such a good deal anymore if they're from dualies. The spring perches aren't so bad, but you also need to get SRW hubs for them in order to run normal wheels. Those will run you between $150-$200 each. </font>
     
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    Do I need to swap the hubs on the D60 and the 14FF, or just the rear. The reason I ask is I already have a 14FF on my Burb with the same gear ratio &amp; I would probably just install the front D60 and put the 14B and my current D44 up for sale?
     
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    Can someone be specific as to what I would need to do/purchase if I get this D60 off a dually truck? I know I need to move the perches, but what else &amp; what would these items cost. (Labor is free!!!) Thanks.

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    If all you are intending to use is the front 60, the only thing you will need to change is the hubs, the spring perches on the front are the same as what you have now. You can dig around for used SRW hubs, or you can get brand new ones from Six States for $184 apiece.
     

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