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Question about 1973 Chevy Pickup axles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by unick, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    My buddy is thinking about buying a 73 3/4 ton 4x4. He says it has a d60 up front but i thought 60's only came in 1 tons. He says he read up on it and its a 60. Which one of us is right?


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  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Dana 60's did not get used in any GM Truck until 1977 and later years. It is easy to check if it is a D44 or D60 by looking at the web in the casting below the front cover. It will say either 44 or 60 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    your friend could only be right if the truck was altered in some way.
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    My buddy is thinking about buying a 73 3/4 ton 4x4. He says it has a d60 up front but i thought 60's only came in 1 tons. He says he read up on it and its a 60. Which one of us is right?


    Lmk
    Nick

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    If he read on it and it says it's a 60 then it is.
    Nobody said you can't put one on a 3/4 ton and just like we do, someone could have done it.
    Just make sure you actually read it on the axle don't rely on anyone telling you.
    Same way I have seen 1ton's with 10bolt 8lugs before because people would take it out and replace it before they sell.
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  5. conoverbandit

    conoverbandit 1/2 ton status

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    And here all this time I've been passing the later 70's thinking that 75-back had the 60's in them...... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif So they were in the later 70's till when? And only in 1-ton trucks (factory)? no factory 3/4 got any? Help me out here y'all, I'm learning /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    All 1 tons from 77 on had the 60, from 88-91 that would only include the crewcabs since the rest of the 1 tons were the new IFS body style. No 3/4 ton ever had a 60 from the factory.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    No 3/4 ton ever had a 60 from the factory

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    This only applys to Chevy. I know that is what we are talking about, but it is important to remember.
     

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