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Opinion On Buying Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JUNIOR-K5, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

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    I FOUND A SRW DANA 60 NEW OUTER & INNERS NEW BEARINGS,SEALS WITH 4.56 GEARS ETC. FOR 1,800 OR A DRW 4.56 NO NEW STUFF FOR 1,500 ARE THE PRICES TO HIGH OR A GOOD DEAL.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here in utah thats quite a bit. I just sold 1 for 800$ in perfect shape.
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i jus bought one thats ready to bolt in, 4.10s tho, for $800

    does it have a detroit?
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    The SRW would be the one to go with. That seems pretty high for my area, but prices differ all around the country. I got mine for $800 but it was a DRW. It had the 4.56's I wanted though, so it was worth it to me.
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i drove 150miles to PA to get mine for $800, around here in VA they go for bout $1500
     
  6. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    In southern California that's probably not too bad a price. I got mine for 800 Canadian but I think there's more old 1 ton 4x4's here.(Vancouver Island) due to the forestry industry. The same is probably true in the other locations they're cheaper.
     
  7. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Those prices are pretty steep. Just about anywhere you look unless you find that one killer deal a SRW D60 front will bring $1200.00 and a DRW will bring about $700.00 but then you still need to spend all kinds of money to convert it over to SRW.
     
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    I drove 5mi to get my srw 60, new brakes, 4.56 ,spring plates ,u-bolts,only missing 1 hub for $300.:eek1: then I traded a 454 someone gave me for a '78 chevy short bed 4x4 original 400 truck.:haha: to the same guy.
     
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    I picked one up complete with tires and springs for $350 this summer. Passed up a couple with lockers for between $700 and $900.
     
  10. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks For The Replys Guys But Here In Los Angeles Its Not As Easy To Find A Dana 60 Unless You Go Out Of State Or Pay Shipping Witch Would Be A Killer And By The Way The Srw Is A Open Diff.
     
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    I got an 84 i-ton srw crewcab for $600! No motor or trany but the bed was full of extra parts(motor,trany x 2,drivelines,t-case,ect). lots of cheap chevy parts up here in fact the most I ever spent on a set of 3/4 ton axles was $30:haha:
     
  12. jays68yak

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    I paid $900 this summer for mine, SRW 4:10s open, everything looked stock. I did get a bit of a deal tho. If everything is new and clean on the SRW I would say 1200-1400. The DRW should be 700-1000. IMO
     
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    That is high. I sell them for 900.00 with 4.56 gears and low mileage.
     
  14. randy88k5

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    Well, as I know you know, just the hubs need replacing to convert the DRW to SRW. If I remember correctly, brand new rotors and hubs shipped to my front door was just over $200. Not too much considering the rotors would probably need replacing anyway. Then bearings are always recommended, yada yada yada...

    Got my DRW D60 from Long Island for $450. Nowhere near bolt in though, needed going through. I was going to redo it anyway though.
     
  15. JUNIOR-K5

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    WELL IM REALLY THINKING OF THE SRW UNLESS I HOLD OFF AND I CAN GET ONE CHEAPER I DONT MIND DRIVING A COUPLE OF HOURS IF I FIND ONE.:o
     
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    too much! I bought an entire CUCV for 1900 (d60/14FF, 4.56, detroit in rear, 6.2/th400/np208)

    I used the axles, the tailgate, the one ton driveshaft (since retired for square)... then I installed my half ton stuff and sold the truck for 1200. you do the math. ;)
     
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    WHERE CAN I FIND THE OLD CUCV TRUCKS:confused:
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    got mine for free!!!!!!!! also got a d70 rear too.
     
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    I got my Dodge D60 for $150 out the door from the local JY. The only downside is, the axle was apparently used as a boat anchor for the last 20 years. It needs new EVERYTHING.
     

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