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Neck Down (Picture)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by noahrob, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. noahrob

    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    Is this a neck down inner axle shaft? Dana 60

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    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    Cant really tell from the pic but I would say the inner shaft is NON-neck down.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    necked down shafts are big on both ends & skinny in the middle
     
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    Ohhh...got it got it...I thought necked down meant it tappered at the inside just towards the end...
     
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    all the short side inners are "non-neckdown", can you post a pic of your long side shaft?
     
  7. noahrob

    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    Well, that is interesting. Yeah, i will yank the long side tomorrow or Friday and post a picture...I go side tracked tonight trying to get the fu$*ing piece of crap U-Joint out...After 90 minutes it is in there and I am on here...
     
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    My really poor drawing of a "neck down" dana 60 shaft
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Holy oversized pic batman! That's just annoying.

    Here's a comparison pic for you.
    Top one from my '84, bottom one from my '78.

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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    That is not true.
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    In the last pic, the top is the non-neck down, while the bottom is a neck-down. They were changed around the mid 80's on most D60's.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's what I was thinking and then your pic confirmed it.
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I knew that pic would come in handy. I just took that when I was stealing the axle shafts from my tow rig and putting them into my wheeler. Figured the stepside would need them more.
     
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    Necked down on the bottom...that is not what I have. Thanks for the clarification!
     
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    sweet, learn something new every day. Good to know!
     
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    ya its neked down or not.
     

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