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Quick axle identification help.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hi pinion, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, i have my eye on a few trucks, to buy, whats the easyest way to ID a d60 from the outside carrier??? Withought telling people to remove the cover?? Is there a way i could have them measure the carryer??? Count the bolts??? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Here is the truck, it has a clutch, 14 bolt, no emblems to tell what it is..... has locking hubs up front(not full time 4x4 )lonbed, i dont know anything more. [​IMG]
     
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    A 60 front?

    Just look for kingpins instead of ball joints /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    kingpings, 3 ubolts/2bolts as opposed to the D44/10 bolt 4 ubolts. there are 10 bolts on the cover, which is the case with all front axles. as for the bed, they're an easy swap. it could be a 73 bed on a 91 truck, they all bolt up. what year is the truck in question? 60s werent offered until 1977.
     
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    if i had to guess based on those pics, Id say no...the K30's seem to sit up a little higher. of course, this is just a guess .
     
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    I dont think the guy could handle all of that /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif cant you just measure the housing somehow???? The housing on a 60 is bigger than a housing on a 44 ,no? Also, it has 8 lugs,what does that make it?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    measuring a housing for differences seems harder than couting u-bolts or looking at steering components.

    a D44 and D60 were both offered in 8 lug configurations
     
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    Ok, but the people dont know this sort of stuff, i need the easyest way over the phone /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    3 OR 4 BOLTS HOLDING THE STEERING LINKAGE ON THE D-SIDE.
     
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    i would think the 3 u bolt method would be easiest for the over the phone thing...
     
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    yeah...my vote is for the ubolts...if these people dont know the diff between kingpins and bj, then they probably wont know what the steering linkages are /what they look like.

    or see if the 44 or 60 is legible in the webbing to the lower right hand side of the pumpkin.
     
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    Also, i noticed your truck has =c30 on it, and its a 76???? That means d60 was in it?? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thanks, im sort of a dense fawker, so you may have to run it through a few times /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Can someone giva a pic on this??? A pic would be great!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    it looks like it has warn externals. maybe my eyes are seeing things.
     
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    THAT IT DOES, and it was confirmed over the phone,whatever that means /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    its an 8 lug D44, 76 and older
     
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    it looks like it has warn externals. maybe my eyes are seeing things.

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    man you got good eyes
     

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