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help! 1951 or 52 1.5 ton?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by emoo99, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. emoo99

    emoo99 1/2 ton status

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    my buddies dad says he has an old 51' or 52 gmc Dually 1.5 ton, the engine's no good in it and willing to give it away for $150 bucks.. anyone know if it would have a dana 60 in it??, my friends not sure if it's 4 wheel drive or not, he didn't look.
     
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    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    I'd buy it just cuz it's old and then fix it up. To hell if it has a 60 in it or not. :grin:
     
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    emoo99 1/2 ton status

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    don't really have any room to do anything with it except pull the front end :crazy: man this could be a sweet deal.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    it won't. Open Knuckle Dana 60s didn't come around till like 72 if memory serves. I don't know when they originally came down but I know that old of a truck won't have them.
     
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    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    dont think they had 4x4's yet then??

    I doubt if that truck would be a 4wd,but it wouldnt be that hard to convert,since they usually had leaf springs and an I beam front axle--fairly simple to bolt a 4x4 front end into it,add a divorced transfer case,and your wheelin!:cool1: --might be a bit heavy and awkward off road though,but if its a long wheelbase,it might make a neat 4x4 car hauler!..:laugh:
     
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    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    if it is 4wd it's probably a napco truck.
     
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    No Front GM Dana 60's until 1977. Plus 1.5 ton truck of that age would have Marmin-Herington axles front and rear if it were 4x4. They are very rarely 4x4 though. Napco conversions were only the 1/2-1 ton trucks and used a closed knuckle axle about the same strength as a closed knuckle Dana 44.

    It would be a sweet truck to build as a trail rig hauler though :grin:
     
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    If you don't end up getting it, pass on the contact info for me too.
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    Napco did conversions on trucks up to 2 tons. The front axles were modified Eaton rearends...10-1/8" ring gear and 1.5" 17 spline axleshafts. A tad stronger than the D44.[​IMG]

    The open knuckle "good" D60 was first used in '75 by Dodge and IH. GM got it in '76 as the '77 models. Some people say they have '76 trucks with it, and thats believable.
     
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    dang, well i guess i can still go look at it, take some pics and somene here might be interested.. he said it ran and everything was 100% working, he rebuilt the motor and didn't but antifreeze in it, just straight water and it froze in the engine, not sure on the damage though.
     

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