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Scored a Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scuba Steve, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Registered Member

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    Got a GM Dana 60 today. 1000 dollars. Has 4.10 open diff and is in very good shape. Sweet:saweet: Just going to replace the bearings, seals, brake pads and get the rotors turned and call it good.

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  2. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Nice score!

    Check the tie rod ends too.... Mine were overlooked at first and it turned out they were beyond gone. Then again, mine had been sitting in a field for who knows how long.

    Mike
     
  3. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I'd be fairly satisfied with that, as long as the gears matched the rear axle ratio. Is your rear a 4.10?
     
  4. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You might as well do a spring and bushing replacement and shim your caps with fender washers.
     
  5. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    How did you find it?
     
  6. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Registered Member

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    Local paper. Guy had a K30 that the Air Force had used as a work truck. Trans went out so he decided to part out instead of fixing the trans. Thing is the truck was a CUCV, but wasnt a standard one. It has 4.10 gears and is a 4 door.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    low mileage on the axle most likely then, good stuff.
     
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    bamf 1/2 ton status

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    DAMN U lol good stuff.
     
  9. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    nice score but kind of high in the avarage price range. wont tell ya how much i paid for my last one. :wink1:
     
  10. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Bet I have that beat, got one for $40.
     
  11. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    yep got me by 20 bucks.:doah: :eek1:
     
  12. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I am waiting patiently for that $40 Dana 60 myself:wink1:

    Congrats on the find:D
     
  13. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    saved mine from the car crusher. as it was going directly to crusher.
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Mine was sitting in the back of a truck I walked by proby 100 times. Was showing my buddy the yard, it has lots of Slopar, er Mopars in it, and he asked me what this axle was. After I cleaned myself, asked "Bub" (that's his real name) to load it up. After I loaded it, the bossman comes over and says if he knew that it was this axle, it wouldn't have been $40. If you play dumb, you can get stuff cheap. This was also the place where I got my HP60 for $125.
     
  15. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    nice score... bit pricey though.... they can be had around here for $800-$900 and need a rebuilt...

    I however scored awesomely....
    $500 for a 1979 gmc 1 ton on 7" lift and 38" gumbo mudders...

    bought it for the dual tanks, factory tach, new 4 core radiator, rollbar....
    sold the 14bolt and my front d44 for $250....

    so if you do the breakdown I paid next to nothing for the front d60!!!!!
    however.... front gears, rebuild kit, detroit locker, tierod (both sides), universals (brute force) I have about $1400 into it!!!!!:crazy:
     
  16. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Great price on a 60 that really doesn't need anything. Enjoy it.
     
  17. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine two or three weeks ago for $350. Only thing is it needs some work.
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    nice score :D nothing like geting an axle with low millage. I got mine a few weeks back form an member on here. It came out of an cucv with 4.56's and all it needs is brake pads and to turn the rotors.
     
  19. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Since we're braggin', I scored a Ford HP 60 from pick-n-pull for $108, I was able to trade it straight up for a Dodge 60 with the gear ratio I needed.
     

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