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Need axles for another project

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by seattlek5, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. seattlek5

    seattlek5 1/2 ton status

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    I need a line on a 14-bolt FF open with 4.10 or 4.56's and a Ford HP 60 with 4.10 or 4.56's. A rear FF 60 would be ok too. No fishing here, have a customer that's doing a SAS on a '95 Yukon.
    Have cash...
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  2. leadfoot067

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    i can get u a 14ff it needs brakes..its from ocean shores.....but it would be cheep....lemme know
     
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    I have a Dodge rear D60FF if that will work.Let me know.
     
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    We're doing discs on the rear, so as long as it's 4.10 or 4.56 it will work.
     
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    I think they are 4.10 gears but will double check today and get back to ya.
     
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    Does the front axle have to be a D60?
    From the proposed ratio I am assuming that tires in the 36" range are going to used.
    My buddies dad has a 78 F250 with a high pinion, twin piston calipers, flat top knuckle D44. I haven't popped the cover off it yet to see what the ratio is, but 3:50 seems to be a common ratio with Ford. so it will most likely need to be regeared. He sold the one out of his 79 to a guy from work for $150. He just wanted the knuckles out and wants $50 for that housing.
    The 78 has been sitting for a long time and the axle will most likely need to be completly rebuilt.
     
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    We're putting 38's on and are using the 4.10's (most common D60 ratio) for now. This is a dual purpose rig, biased toward street use, that he doesn't want to worry about breakage off-road. Gears may be done later.
     
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    Sounds like a cool project.
    From the way the Bronco boys talk at work D60's for them is alot harder to come by than for a GM. and when they do locate one it is for some outragious price.
    One thing about where I live is there seems to be no shortage of Ford rigs in feilds. What year and model would be one that you will need the axle from?
     
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    '78-79 F-350 and some F-250's
     
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    Ford D60's seem to be going for about $1500.
    I did find a 14FF out of a C20 though. I haven't cracked the cover but the guy says it is a 4:10. He wants $50 for it.
    If you don't want it I am going to get it and swap it into my 73.
    For 38" tires and the type of rig it is and the application I would think a D44 front axle and a 14 FF would be sufficent.
    I am assuming that the drive train is being retained?
    To me it makes no sence to beef up the axles if the tranny or t-case will be the weak link.
    IMOHO the stock tranny or t-case will fail in that application before a D44 will, not to mention a D60.
     
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    Hey Ron, do you ever wheel up in the Dixie Mtn. area?
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    We've found a rear axle locally (D60 4.56 Detroit) Still looking for a front D60 (ratio doesn't matter at this point) We may be putting in a TH400/205 or 4l80e/? later, depends on what the customer wants to do. I just don't like D44's for full-size rigs and if I'm going through all the trouble of a SAS, I don't want to see the axle break when we're out wheelin' /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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