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Length of Dana 70HD (dually)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 90blzr, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know the length of a dually D70HD? And will it fit in a standard fullsize shortbed with the tailgate shut?? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Should be right at 73" from wms to wms so I would guess the total overall width to be about 81"~82". I would think it would fit diagonally in the bed.
     
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    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif anyone know for sure /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    Thanks John....and by the way in case no one has told you lately....your CC is BAD ASS /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    They are 74" from wms to wms and the hubs look to be about 6" longer. I can tell you for sure on Sunday after I pick mine up. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Here's a shot of it if that helps:
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  5. kennyw

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif anyone know for sure

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    Might ask the seller to throw a tape measure on it to be sure /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Like the others, I can't tell you the exact dimensions of a D70 dually axle. What I can tell you is that I picked mine up in a short box dodge dakota with a toolbox and all four tires still on the axle. It fit with to tailgate down and some rope holding it in. Depending on the application, you might have left hand threads on the drivers side. Mine was also about 1 1/2" narrowers overall than my D60 front. I scrapped it after the second failure ruined the whole tube.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Ok, I just did a little measuring and here's what I came up with...

    The hub snout from the wms to the outer edge of the axle flange is 4 1/4" + the axle bolt heads. I'll guess at 3/4" for the bolt heads making the snout measurement 5" per side.

    I have a D70HD that I had narrowed 5 inches and the current wms-wms is 68", so 68" + 5" = 73" overall.

    73" wms + 10" (combined snouts) = 83"

    By my figures I get an overall width of 83". /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Mychal, now I see you going with the ultimate rearend! You won't believe the D70HD when you see it up close! These things are MASSIVE!!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    I've got my D70HD in the garage right now but it has tires on it to making rollable. Unfortunately, I can't get to the rear because of too much clutter in the garage. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    They are 74" from wms to wms and the hubs look to be about 6" longer. I can tell you for sure on Sunday after I pick mine up. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Here's a shot of it if that helps:
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    I measured the axle that Skratch is getting and it's 74" WMS to WMS and definitely BEEFY.
     
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    and definitely BEEFY

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    No $hit! I don't even think BEEFY is the right word for the D70HD!!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    That very axle is most likely the cause of my trip to the doctor next week to confirm a hernia /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    I think I left my right testicle somewhere near the shock mount. Careful when you pick it up /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    That very axle is most likely the cause of my trip to the doctor next week to confirm a hernia /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    I think I left my right testicle somewhere near the shock mount. Careful when you pick it up /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    TMI! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Just make sure the old lady kisses your nut every now and then to make it feel better. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    I loaded and unloaded my 70 with a cherry picker. Then used a floor jack to pick up each end to get tires on it. Yeah, I used the floor jack after I took the cherry picker back. Would have been faster if I put the tires on when I unloaded it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    I have absolutely NO plans to ever try and pick up that rear by myself, let alone with another guy. Maybe 4 or 6 guys, but not 2! /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    MMMMMM, Beeeefffy!
    Only 2 1/2 more days till it's mine.

    I suppose I ought to get a couple of cheap rims and tires so I can move it around when I get it home. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    I suppose I ought to get a couple of cheap rims and tires so I can move it around when I get it home

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    Ummmmm....yeah....that would be a wise idea! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    MMMMMM, Beeeefffy!
    Only 2 1/2 more days till it's mine.

    I suppose I ought to get a couple of cheap rims and tires so I can move it around when I get it home. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    It was loaded in the truck yesterday I believe..almost there /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    WOOOOO HOOOO /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    Um seriously though, that would use standard 8 lug rims right?
    I know I know dumb question. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    OK so it really doesn't matter now since I just bought two (1 new in box, 1 slightly used) white 8 lug wagon wheels and got two tires (E load rating) for free! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Okay, yes it fits with the tailgate up in a shortbed furd, no problem. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Picked mine up yesterday...
    HOLY SSSHHEEEIIITTT!!! this thing is HUGE /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Yeah, cherry picker would be nice, thats what we used to load and unload it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I told you so! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Its like John told me when I got mine some time back: Wait til you take off the cover and check out the size of the carrier bearings along with the pinion bearings, too. Everything about the 70HD is just pure MASS. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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