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i have a question about front (rear ) ends...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by grafixxman, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. grafixxman

    grafixxman Registered Member

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    is there such thing as a ball joint style dana 60 front for a chevy. i found a guy supposedly with one that is selling very reasonable. i thought all 60s had kingpin style ends. does he have a 44 that he thinks is a 60? i have never heard of a ball joint style front, but is it just my lack of knowledge?

    thanks...

    Tyler

    p.s. can someone PM me the password for the PIG PEN so i can see what all the fuss is about?
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    I believe I have read here that some of the newer style D60s do indeed use ball joints.
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    But not in a Chevy.









    Just look at how many bolts hold on the steering arm. 3 is a D44. 4 is a D60
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    all old dana 60 frts are king pin style . new ford and dodge styles are ball joint frts . but chevy never did a ball joint frt that i know.

    ford axles are driver side pumpkin
    dodge are coil spring frts
    these are the ball joint series units.
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    could it be a Dodge D60?:confused:
     
  6. grafixxman

    grafixxman Registered Member

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    he says it came out of a 87 k30. i am sure he thinks he has a d60, but it sounds like he actually has a 44. oh well, if it was a 60, i woulda got it right.


    ya know the saying...:

    if it sounds too good to be true.................


    man that sure sucks though.
     
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    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    It would be a 10 bolt instead of a D44 if its not a D60..... I'd go look at it *just in case*
     
  8. grafixxman

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    the front end is 8 lug and has ball joints. wouldn't that be a 44? the only problem with going to look at it is he is in rhode island and i am in kentucky. i will call him and ask for him to send pics i guess "just in case "
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    its a 44 or 10 bolt and or a newer 60 from a ford or dodge. send pics and see if the pumkin side is 2 ubolts or 1 ubolt and 2 bolts in the pad. also have him look for the 44 or 60 cast in the 1 corner web of the pumkin its on the frt side most of the time. the say 44-f or 60-f or something like that.
     
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    No, 10 bolts also came with 8 lug and ball joints and in 87 it would be a 10 bolt (in a 3/4 ton) or a D60 in a 1 ton OEM. Yeah if you could get photos that would be good, maybe the seller is confused about king pins :cool1:
     

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