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Need Dana 60 help!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Liberator, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. Liberator

    Liberator 1/2 ton status

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    Today I looked at a Dana 60 that was pulled from an '84 1 ton Chevy pu. The guy is asking $500 but the "king pin" on the drivers side is stripped out of the axle housing. The knuckle had already been taken off. The threads on the axle housing and the king pin are destroyed. It looks like the guy drove it for a while before he decided to do something about the problem.
    I'm wondering if the axle is worth $500 obo. What should I offer, or should I even make an offer? What will it take to fix the king pin that has been stripped out of the housing if I do decide to get it?
    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Bo

    If it breaks, it wasn't good enough!
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  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Find out if there is a repair kit for that size of thread. Those "Heli-Coil" repair kits. If they have anything in that thread size, tell the seller of the D60 to pay for that and the labor to repair it, or just knock off that much more off the $500 fee. [​IMG]


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  3. thatK30guy

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    WHOA!!! I almost forgot!!! [​IMG]

    You may want to pass on this D60. The reason is obvious. The king pin on the top part of the knuckle is required to be torqued to 600 ft. lbs. and I strongly doubt the "Heli-Coil" repair kit would hold up to anything with that much torque.

    Sorry, tell the seller "no sale" and keep looking for another one. [​IMG]


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  4. Liberator

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    thatK30guy, thanks for your help! I'll call the seller and tell him no deal. That's too bad! Thought I finally found a Dana 60 that I could afford. Oh well, my search resumes.[​IMG]

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  5. RGF

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    <font color=red>text</font color=red>Hey Liberator, PM me the guys phone # so I can see if he will sell me some parts that I need to complete a 60 that Im putting together!&lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif"&gt;

    <font color=purple>text</font color=purple>Thanks
    RGF

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by RGF on 12/02/01 08:02 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  6. michaelm

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    a helicoil that size will be designed to be torqued to that value
    find the cost of a replacement to that half of the knuckle before you abandon that axle, or better yet post info to aid others as to where it is
    I wouldnt walk away from a deal because of that.
    although dana 60s go for about $500-700usd here, even less with the current exchange rate
     

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