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is $800 a good deal for a 1987 single wheel dana 60?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    i found this at a local junk yard today here in denver. so?
     
  2. Nonesuch

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    sounds like a good deal to me. I am getting mine for $1000 bucks. if the gears are the ratio you are looking for then go for it. it shoudl be either 3.73's or 4.11's. check the teeth for abnormal wear and look for excessive metal shavings in the oil. also if it needs a rebuild then you could probably get one in better shape that will cost you less in the long run. also make sure its a D60. i know from experience that a boneyard will assume a 3/4 ton axle is the same as a 1 ton axle. i caught it before i paid for the axles but i wasted 10 hours of my life driving there. sorry so long winded.
    Justin
     
  3. BurbinOR

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    I agree with Justin, it is worth it IF it is a D60 and it has the gears you need. I paid a bit more than that for one that needed a full brake job...........still was worth it.

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  4. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    its is a 60 alright, its in a 1987 crew cab c-30, it is low orig mi. no "wet" areas at all and it still has the original paint on it, i would assume its 4:10's but i dont care cause i have to switch it out to 4:56's anyway
     
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    gears are gonna cost you a pretty penny or 22,907 (229.07)of them if you order Richmonds from DriveTrain Specialist. and then unles you are capable of installing them yourself its gonna cost you even more. i hope this helps! Justin
     
  6. DaveDave

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    good price but you should look for one with the gear you need i know wayne can have one and i also have one for sale.
     
  7. 1990K5

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    so, who has one with 4:56's in that kind of condition for $800 that i dont have to pay $300 to ship halfway across america?
     
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    I would jump on it, assuming it in half way decent shape. I paid $750 for mine, after looking for about a year. Some came factory w/4.56s, mine did ('80 model). I would have bought mine for that price regardless of ratio, but then I was planning on going to 5.13s. I stuck with the 4.56s since I had them. Unless an axle has been rebuilt, I would replace the axle joints (~$50 each). Also check the upper king pin bushings, they are often worn but are cheap and easy to replace. Used 60s are pretty hard to come by in Denver. If at all possible, get the spring plates with the axle. They are high $.

    As far as parts for them, Drive Train Industries (near 38th and Brighton) has the best prices in town I've found. Also keep in mind that if you plan to put a locker in the front, you will need carrier bearings and to set up the diff, this could help offset the cost of a gear swap (ie the "extra" cost would just be the gears).

    BTW, C30s never came w/Dana 60 fronts.

    Also, which yard was this at? (Maybe you could post this after you buy it or if you decline it, I'm just curious but I'd hate for someone to read this post and buy it out from under you.)

    Pete

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  9. Nonesuch

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    do you like texas? if you come here to pick one up it would be about 1200 for an open one with 4.56's. . rogers used D60's are said to be in mint condition and ready to run. would probably cost about the same as getting the $800 dollar one set up and ready to run, but you wouldnt get to see my beautiful town and all the hot college chicks here at UT! LOL
    Justin

    ....$750 geez you are alot luckier than me! of coarse i dont have the patience or time to sweep boneyards all day! Spead some of that luck this way please!
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Nonesuch on 10/29/01 06:49 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  10. braunm

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    I paid 1400 for a killed cucv m1008 but it had a 60 front and a 14 bolt rear with 4.56 gears and no spin locker's. I am selling what is good on the truck to fund my project. Why dont you try looking for something like that. Take care and good luck

    Mike
     
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    That was a good deal. The bad part is those trucks for that cheap are getting hard to find. Anyhow for $800 it should be at your house by now.[​IMG]

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    JC, Ask them if they have anymore.
    Maybe we can work a better deal for all if we buy several.
    I need one bad for this winters project. If they have more than one,
    let me know after you get yours. 4:10 is fine for me, the 14B I have is a 4:10. Dave

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    Check the diffs for a ratio tag on one of the cover bolts. Also check the glove box for the code sticker It will list the ratio just might need to decipher it. you might even want to get the rear axle if it's a match.

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