Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Scored On A Dana 60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JUNIOR-K5, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Posts:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SO.CAL
    I just got off the phone with a guy who is going to hold a D60 for me for $600. Only thing is its a drw and has 3.54 gears what is needed to change to 456 gears:D
     
  2. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    sure its 3.54? that sounds awfully low for a 1 ton, or was it regeared?
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    May 11, 2002
    Posts:
    3,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
    I've got atleast one with 3.54's

    Nice find by the way
     
  4. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    hmm learn something new all the time, i knew ford did some funky ratios but i didnt think chevy did front 60's with any gears lower than 3.73
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2006
  5. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    Is it a Dodge front?
     
  6. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    here we go the d 60 expert him self is here:D where were ya when i had questions earlier:confused::D
     
  7. 6.2puller

    6.2puller 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Posts:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    3.54s are very common in Fords and he never specified passanger drop :wink1:
     
  8. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    Thats why i asked. i assumed it was a chevy front end but i did mention ford put those funky gears in em:wink1:
     
  9. atho

    atho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Posts:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne County, Ohio
    if its a Ford HP axle...you just need the new gears. if its Dodge or Chevy...you need a new carrier and the gears, OR a ring gear spacer and the gears.
     
  10. 6.2puller

    6.2puller 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Posts:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    How does that work? HP and standard D60s use the same carriers. Are the Ford 3.54s specially cut for a 4.56s and numerically higher carrier? "thin cut" gears, never heard of them.
     
  11. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    or you just get thick gears:rolleyes:
     
  12. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Posts:
    45,031
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    great score. word of advice though, unless he's a great friend... don't make him "hold it" for you any longer than absolutely necessary... never know when some clown with $750 might show up and scoop ya... and that would suck.

    DRW is no big deal, you can swap hubs or just run rims with mad backspacing... hummers, custom staz, whatever.

    j
     
  13. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    I just have a bunch of them. I'm no expert. I just bolt them in and go. :D
     
  14. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    Really so youve never messed with em? i find that hard to believe:D
     
  15. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    I've had some apart with outers and shafts out and added a crossover arm. But haven't replaced kingpins or gears and haven't done enough to feel technically qualified. :D

    But anyways... didn't mean to diverge from the original topic.
     
  16. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Posts:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SO.CAL
    Its a chevy d60 its apart with pass. side drop open and guy said it had that gear ratio.
     
  17. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Posts:
    1,861
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In Government Housing
    Good luck. When I got my D-60 the guy said it would be $300...When I showed up it had suddenly jumped to $600 and "someone else was on there way to pick it up"

    -I paid the $600 and got the heck out of there :D
     
  18. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,179
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Sure it's not a Dodge D61F? Check the casting on the pumkin if it says "61F" it could be a spendy diff to get it where it's useful to you. AFAIK the D61 were commonly found under the early CTD truck that had auto's without overdrive...hence the tall gears. The 'tallest' ratio I've ever heard of in a chev D60 is 3.73, and even that is uncommon. 4.10's are most common, then 4.56.

    Before you hand over the cash you should know that most would consider a 61F to be worth substantially less than a 60F.

    Rene
     
  19. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Posts:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SO.CAL
    Alright now you guys got me thinking Im going to look at the d60 tomorrow so what should I look for to make sure its a chevy. Guy told me it was a pass. side drop open with 354 gears is that really impossible or rare gear ratio.
     
  20. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Posts:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SO.CAL
    Anybody?????????????
     

Share This Page