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so i want to do an axle swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by milspecjimmy, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. milspecjimmy

    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    ok so when i get my axles, what else do i need to get? as far as steering, driveshafts, brake hardware, ect....?
    i am looking at getting the common D60/14bff combo from a cucv or similar vehical
     
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    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    might wanna do a search, its been covered many X. or put that in the title /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    Brakes will bolt up, you'll need to either have the Yokes changed on your drive shafts to 1350, or you can buy the Conversion 1350-1310 u joints. The pinion is longer on both diffs, so you might want to have your driveshafts shortend a little bit. If your half ton spring plates dont fit youll need new ones, i dont think i needed them. But for the Diff side of the D60 youll definately need a new spring plate. Depending on what year the 14 bolt came out of, that will determine if you can run the same setup for the e-brake. Youll want to get new bolts. Steering will bolt up, if it is a Chevy front end and not a dodge.. Obviously youll need 8 lug rims. If you want to run 15's youll have a lot of grinding to do. thats all i can think of.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Perches will have to be moved if the 14 bolt is from a one ton.

    Front driveshaft will bolt up...rear will need the conversion U-joint.

    10 bolt brake lines fit the D60

    Shock mounts on the 14 will have to be changed if it's from a one ton too

    Rim size and caliper grinding is a whole nother post.

    Rene
     
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    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    "common D60"........LOL,about as common as finding an a Ford that can beat'cha!!Mike
     
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    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    so to be safe i should stick to the 3/4 ton stuff, and just get the conversion u joints?
     
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    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    Just "razzin" ya!!If you can find an Dana60,grab it quick!!I only wish I could find/afford one or two!!Think BIG and STRONG!!
     
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    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    if i had my way there would be 2.5 ton rockwells under it in a second, too bad it would take more lift than my state allows just to put them in.
     
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    yea i forgot about the front u joint and not needing a conversion joint, I bought the 1350 u bolt style yoke for the d60 then had the driveshaft changed. thats why i said that. but now i remember that someone said the front shaft will bolt up if you keep the stock yoke..... thanks for catchin that.
     

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