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Got my ff 14 and D60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sope, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    I finally just bought my D 60. In the next couple of weeks I plan to install a 14 ff and a D60 in to my half ton short box to replace my 10 bolts. What parts do I have to try to get off the doner truck with the Dana, a 1980 1 ton crew cab. Do I need the drag link and tie rod or will my half ton stuff bolt up. I don't have the 60 here yet or the doner truck so I can't compare the half ton parts to the 1 ton parts. Is the front drive shaft out of the crew cab the same length as one for my 87 short box? Is it heavier duty? If anybody can give me answers to my questions or think of anything else I should try to get off the crew cab to make my swap happen it would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Get the driveshafts and spring plates. You will need new U-Bolts though. Don't reuse the old ones.

    The D60 tie rod is shorter than the 10 bolt so get that too
     
  3. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks. Later tonight I'll E mail you a good carnage shot of my Ujoint and stub shaft, the reason why I spent the loot on the D60. Three times broken axles was too many.
     
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    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    where did u get it?? used or new?? how much??
     
  5. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    Used $1000 Canadian with a 1 ton reciever hitch bumper. Vancouver Island Canada
     
  6. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Thats a deal. That is about what $600 US? Either way that is what I paid for mine $1000 US not CDN. Good Job on the score.

    Ira
     
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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    That's probably about the going rate here. If I spent longer looking I probably could have done better. I was looking and willing to spend 700 but I broke a stub shaft on my 10 bolt so I bought the only one I knew of for sale the next day. I figure they might be a little cheaper here because of the forestry industry. There's a lot of 1 ton 4x4 logging company trucks.
     
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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    readymix.
    I sent my carnage pics from Sunday. Thanks for the info.


    Anybody else on what else I need for this swap or what I should get. One ton drag link? :confused: :confused:
     
  9. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    You can get the drag link and keep it as a spare they draglinks are the same. Atleast the one on my K5 is the same. I would look at going cross over while you have everything out of the system. Also I would get the Hydroboost system off of the donor if it has one.

    Ira
     
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    I will go high steer and cross over but not right now. Good point on the hydro boost. I'll try to get it and the master cylender.
    Thanks
     

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