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Is this a good Deal for a D60 and 14bff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nemesis_pyros, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. nemesis_pyros

    nemesis_pyros 1/2 ton status

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    So I stumbled across a deal for a welded 14bff and a matching welded d60 with 4.88s, both complete hub to hub. Guy wants 200 bucks for the pair. But the 60 has a broken axle shaft and the 14b needs a pinion bearing. I'm not sure how easy it would be to find a d60 shaft around here (Manitoba, Canada) and funds are extremely limited. Also the welded diffs may not be so great in the winter with all the ice covered roads, but i think i should jump on this deal and fix them as I get funds.

    This would be going into my 88 k5 its bone stock except for 31's.
    another question I have is, I know that with a 4 inch lift and the 1 tons and stock drive shafts end up working well, but would they be too long if I put the 1 tons in with out the lift??

    Thanks

    Brent
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    it is a crazy good deal. You will hte the welded diffs in the snow. But for the price, I'd buy them and sit them in your garage until you can afford to fit/rebuild them. Many people pay upwards of $1000 just for a Dana 60. They will fit in your stock height rig but then, why? With 31s and a 14 bolt, you will have crap for ground clearance, and its not like you are really in danger of snapping 10 bolts all the time with 31s. I would sit on them until you can afford to lift the truck, or just pass on them if you have no intentions of ever doing so.
     
  3. nemesis_pyros

    nemesis_pyros 1/2 ton status

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    Ya I forgot to mention that plans are for 35's or bigger and a 4 inch lift. Don't wanna cut too much but i'm not opposed to it. Getting spider gears for the back and a carrier for the front should be do able. I think i'll take a look at them this weekend and if I can find the money and they look ok, i'll buy em.
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    even if they need a rebuild GRAB THEM!!!! d60 fronts are spendy.even just the housing.
     
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    gotmud77 1/2 ton status

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    Get them and resell them if you dont want to use it. I just got my 60 for $300. It came out of a CUCV. Mine needs brakes and hubs and it should be good to go.:D
     
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    Chris_T 1/2 ton status

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    That's a great deal! If you don't want them, buy them and I'll drive to Winterpeg from Saskatoon in a snowstorm - that should tell you what kind of deal you're getting.
     
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    $200? I'll drive from Texas and pick 'em up in my wifes Focus for $200. Thats a killer deal!
     
  8. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    oh yea? well id ride a 1 speed bicycle towing a dolly up there and tow the axles back in my underwear in a snowstorm. thats how good of a deal it is
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    buy them for the $200 and I'll drive out and give you $400
    I havent done a road trip for a while.
    Or.
    I have a set of 10 bolts (the rear has a locker) and a 4" lift for your blazer I could do a trade.
    Regards
    Ryan
     
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    Killer deal if ya do not want then I will take it:D
     
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    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Its worth it..

    You stand to only MAKE money on a D60 for 200 bucks alone,never mind the 14 bolt..any peice of it is worth that much..

    I hope Mountainexplorer hasn't read this post..he might be heading to Saskatoon as we speak...:whistle::p: ...
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i agree with getting them and sitting on them till a later time when you can afford to fix em up. another cost, maybe you've figured already, is that you'll have to get new wheels to run them - 8 lug pattern, and i think stockers are 15" dia - thus, too small to run on the 60. people shave em, but i think that would be a pain. you'll have to get new wheels anyway, so why not get some that fit easy?
     
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    Just a note of caution, make sure it's a D60. $200 for a D60/14BFF is AWESOME! But $200 for a D44/14BFF is just normal.
     
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    Just a note of caution, be sure it is a D60. $200 for a D60/14BFF is an AWESOME deal!! But $200 for a D44/14BFF is just normal.
     
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    Damn right. You'd be fighting me for them!
     
  18. nemesis_pyros

    nemesis_pyros 1/2 ton status

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    Well I talked to the guy again and I'm gonna be looking at them on Sunday. When i talked to him this time he said he wasn't sure if it was a d60, all he really new was that they were from a 1 ton military truck. I guess we will see this weekend. Hopefully I luck out and can get my truck more capable, (stock stuff gets you stuck to easy). Well I'll let you guys know how it turns out this weekend, if i can get these axles I'm gonna also invest in a membership:D also.
     
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    smart thinking! keep us informed
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    ?
    Um, 1 Ton diffs give you less clearance than your stock 1/2 ton's.
    so as far as not getting stuck as much, better buy a winch to go with
    those diffs. Unless you are going to be adding some bigger tires
    and lockers to go with those.

    Anyways, all things a side, hope the deal works out for you.
    Thats a smokin Deal for a 60. ( I've got almost $5000 into my front
    now:mad:)
     

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