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My Dana 60 Thread

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by AgDieseler, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I know this isn't the first of its kind, and surely won't be the last, but I'm excited nonetheless.

    Tonight, I just pressed out the wheel studs, drove out the old races and hub spacer, put them throught the parts washer, and called it good. Most of this week with be spent cleaning and prepping the axle for a weekend install (if the rest of the parts make it in time). :crossingfingers:

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    can i have it?
     
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    Dana 60 rebuild

    I'm finishing up doing the same thing for my Dana 60
     
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    Progress was slight, but good. The pinion was severely damaged, and couldn't be removed by conventional means. The plasma cutter did well. I then put the diff through the parts washer.

    One of my bearing hubs has the internal splines flattened. I spent some time fixing that. Using a locking hub as a pattern, I filed the splines by hand.

    I'm dropping off the axle for kingpins tomorrow morning - we'll see how that goes.

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    FINE!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Darkshadow:
    I guess I get an "N" on my report card for "shares with others.":grin:

    Progress:

    I spent more money than time today, but it was necessary. It still hurts though:(

    Finished filing down the 55 internal splines to make the locking hub fit (it's tedious work), and went to Napa to pick up the following:



    • New 'merican made brake calipers
    • New brake pads
    • Got the rotors turned
    • New steering rag joint
    • New 2wd Chevy box
    I still have to get the right nut and lockwasher for the new steering box shaft since my old 4wd box doesn't have that to swap over. ORD shipped the crossover steering yesterday, so it should be here Friday. I'm still waiting on spindle studs and nuts to be drop shipped from Dana.

    Also, phase 2 of the project no longer exists. I'm just going ahead and building the axle as a whole. That negates an installation for this weekend, but it will be nice to have this axle done and turning in the coming months.
     
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    The crossover steering came today...juicy. I picked up the axle with two brand new kingpings installed and torqued to 500 ft-lbs. I cleaned the housing with a wire wheel attachment, and shot a quick coat of paint.

    One thing I noticed as I was wire-wheeling: the date on the axle from the junkyard was 11-6-01; this has been an ongoing project for some time. Gotta love a student budget. :rolleyes:

    pics tomorrow
     
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    yeah i woulent give it to me eather, your putting alot of work in to it.




    maybe i could just borrow if every once and a while, be sides you trucks to prety to wheel, i sould have it...
     
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    Just a few pics. I picked up the special jam nut that holds the pitman arm onto the shaft - Genuine GM nut - $8. Immediate plans are to get everything painted, fab some dust cups (the 6 bolt thingys), and get everything ready to hang on the alxe - press in races, grind the calipers for 15" wheels, etc.

    Longer term is to order the Detroit, install some 4.88s, and then we're dangerously close to getting it under the truck.

    Here's a couple, but there's more: http://www.oliverdiesel.com/images/d60/

    Bling!!!
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    My roommate and I spent the afternoon cleaning a lot of parts. Turns out, they had a lot of rust. The housing got a second coat of semi-gloss black, and other parts got their paint. It really hurt to paint the ORD steering arm since the machining was so pretty. I also took some time and pressed in the races.

    I hope to finish work early tomorrow, and get more done. I'll have to wait a week for some money to order the last parts - the detroit, outer kit, 1350 pinion, and seals.

    Not much to show. It's just nice to have some parts that are starting to look as pretty as they are beefy.
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    I drove in the last remaining races for the bearing hubs and kingpins. I started fabbing the six bolt dust cup things, but have to wait for the spindle studs and nuts to make sure I make them big enough. I cut some sch 40 to make zerk protectors for the lower kingpin caps. Some more parts got cleaned and painted. Some of the wheel studs were damaged, so if we have the tap and die I can fix them, but I may end up with new stuff anyway.

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    that is sweet buddy, now the question that sshould never be asked, whats your total so far? and how much more to get it under the sub?
     
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    A lot, but still way cheaper than if I were to buy one from Boyce. Plus, I have the satisfaction of building my own axle, step by step. I'll have an exact total at the end. It should be around 2100 from purchase to build with all factory parts.
     
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    4.88s, and all the bearings.
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    More stuff:

    • Got the Spicer 35 spline outers
    • Warn premiums
    • 5-806X cold joints
    • PSC rock ring
    • Spicer spindle studs and nuts

    The Detroit should arrive soon, and then it's awn!

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    too sweet buddy. you already have yor box set up for cross over?

    what about hydro?
     
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    I just have a 2wd box from NAPA. Hydro is part of the overall plan, but the budget is only going to allow for one thing at a time.

    After sliders and bumpers, I will turn my attention back to steering - upgrade to hydro high-steer.
     
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    The Detroit, 1350 yoke, and axle seals arrived today.
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