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OOOOOOHHHHHHHHH EEEEEEEEEEE!! new dana 60 ??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Gonna pick up the 60 tomarrow [​IMG][​IMG] and want everythin to get it bolted up as soon as possible. I've already got the steering block, and spring plates. what size bolts to go in to the one side of the pumpkin and do i get a certain grade? u-bolts? do i need to get new brake lines, where can i find a hub socket for it, can i use the same hub socket for the rear? anything else i'm missing?

    Thanks

    Dan

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    83 Chevy, 350, sm465, lincoln locked14ff, (soon to be- spooled dana 60, flatbed,and 39.5" TSL's)
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Dan, the front u-bolts will require:

    (2) 3 1/4" i.d. x however long you need x round bend
    (1) 4" i.d. x however long you need x round bend
    (2) 5/8" grade 8 bolts x however long you need

    All u-bolts are a 5/8" rod.

    New brakelines depend on the amount of lift and whether your stock axle now is a 10 bolt front or not. If it's the D44, the banjo bolts are bigger than the D60.

    Hub socket is bigger and different than the rear.



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  3. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I have the 10 bolt now, so the banjo bolts are the same, where do you think i can find a hub socket? awesome thanks
    ps-you got pm

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  4. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Pep-girls, autozoned, napa, any real parts store really. I got a set of hub sockets at the last show for $30, included hub sockets for the D60, D44, and 10b.

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  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep, you can reuse the stock lines, no problem. [​IMG]

    Hub sockets are found at just about any parts stores. I got all mine from Snap-On. Little spendy, too, at around $35 per socket.



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  6. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    you know I just bought a hub socket yesterday as a matter of fact. It was made by OTC and is part # 7158.

    1986 GMC Jimmy 6" springs 3" body, 38/15.5/15 Swampers, 14-bolt FF rear, Dana 60 front, 1991 front-end.
     
  7. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    What does it take to put a Dana 60 in place of a GM 10 bolt? I have a 1990 3/4 Ton Suburban.
    1. Steering changes
    2. U joints
    3. Spring changes
    4. Brake lines
    What concerns do you have when making the change?

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    It's a wheelbase thing, you wouldn't understand.
     
  8. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    This is what I've had to buy to bolt it up---
    steering block (like the steering arm for 1/2 and 3/4 ton) but different. spring plates--where the sway bar goes, had to buy from dealer at $53 a peice. and all the stuff Wes listed above

    Dan

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    83 Chevy, 350, sm465, lincoln locked14ff, (soon to be- spooled dana 60, flatbed,and 39.5" TSL's)
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    there should be studs not bolts into the cast pumpkin

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  10. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    so nuts go on top instead of bolts going through the spring plate?

    what if for some reason it dosn't have studs? oh well i guess ill find out tomarrow.

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    83 Chevy, 350, sm465, lincoln locked14ff, (soon to be- spooled dana 60, flatbed,and 39.5" TSL's)<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by SCOOBYDANNN on 02/10/02 11:08 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  11. wayne

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    You can remove the studs and use bolts. If you order the u-bolt kit from ORD it will include the 2 bolts you need.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  12. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    What does this "kit" do and should i do it. i want to everything right the first time ( unlike the rest of my truck[​IMG])

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    83 Chevy, 350, sm465, lincoln locked14ff, (soon to be- spooled dana 60, flatbed,and 39.5" TSL's)
     

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