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Spindles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MontanaLifted, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. MontanaLifted

    MontanaLifted 1/2 ton status

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    I need a spindle for a Dana 60 3/4 ton

    Please anyone???
     
  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    They should be easy enough to find in the parts yard. Have you tried posting it up in the WANTED section? If you cant find one I know I can get one from my area.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Wasn't aware that they made 3/4 ton D60's. They made the D44 in 3/4 ton, and those are easy to come by. The spindles off a D44 and 10 bolt will interchange so you can double you odds. Unless it is off a pre-76ish with the large external hubs.
     
  4. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Think he is talking about the rear D60.
     
  5. MontanaLifted

    MontanaLifted 1/2 ton status

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    No, no,

    I have a Dana 60 up front and a 14FF out back.
    The Dana 60 is set up 8lug and has 3/4 ton u-joints on the axle shafts.

    I believe Dana 60's came in either 3/4 ton or 1 ton just like the 14 bolt Corporate. On the 14 bolt if it's full floating (outerbearings) then it's a 1 ton.

    Yeah or neah?

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  6. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    As far as I have ever heard is D60's only came in 77 and up 1 ton trucks. The 3/4 ton version from Dana is the D44. I would check to make sure you have a D60. D60's are much more rare then the D44's. A D60 should only have 3 ubolts that hold the axle on. The passenger side should have 2 bolts that replace the 4th ubolt. Also there is a 60 cast into the pumpkin at the lower right (as you look at the cover) of the diff cover. The ujoints and axleshafts are also much larger then the D44.

    If you have a D44 as I mentioned above you can use the spindle off of a 10 bolt or D44 as long as the axle is post 76.

    A pre 76 D44 might look similar to a D60 because of the larger external hubs.
     
  7. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    A little clarification on the 14 bolt issue:

    14 bolt FF: this is the full floating design with the big hubs sticking out of the wheels. It can be found in 3/4 tons and 1 tons....same axle, just different spring plate locations and bigger brakes on the 1 ton version.
    14 bolt SF: this started showing up in 3/4 tons...towards the late 80's it's no longer a sure thing if a 3/4 ton truck is going to have the FF or SF 14 bolt.

    And, as far as I know, dana 60's are purely one ton axles and won't be found in anything of lesser payload.
     
  8. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    There's only one GM Dana 60, and its 1-ton equipment. The only slight variations are the 77-79 shafts have a "necked-down" portion seen here: pic and the '91 hubs are completely cylindrical, (ala Dodge) whereas the rest have a taper to them.

    Regardless, the spindles themselves are the same on all 77-91 GM Dana 60's, which are also the same as '75-93 Dodge Dana 60's. SRW or DRW doesn't matter.

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  9. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    do you have pics of what you are trying to identify and replace? i think it would be helpful at this point.
     
  10. MontanaLifted

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    OK Hoss,

    This is what I have. By the way never trust someones word for it always check and run your numbers so you don't look like a dumbass!

    Lookin at the diff cover;

    Lower right 44-8F

    Top right (numbers are upside down and in two lines)
    2
    38335 (like that)

    Bolt tag 45-11
    4.09

    Any info would be great!!!

    Thanks guys
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  11. kennyw

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Lower right 44-8F

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    This is a Dana 44 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif If it was a 60 would have had 60-F in that spot.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    OK Hoss,

    This is what I have. By the way never trust someones word for it always check and run your numbers so you don't look like a dumbass!

    Lookin at the diff cover;

    Lower right 44-8F

    Top right (numbers are upside down and in two lines)
    2
    38335 (like that)

    Bolt tag 45-11
    4.09

    Any info would be great!!!

    Thanks guys
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    Yep, sorry to burst your bubble....thats a D44 front, not a D60. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  13. Hossbaby50

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    Now the question is does it have internal or external locking hubs? If it has internals (77-91) you can use any D44 or 10 bolt spindle. If it is pre 77 with external hubs then you need a different spindle only from the pre 77 D44's.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Now the question is does it have internal or external locking hubs? If it has internals (77-91) you can use any D44 or 10 bolt spindle. If it is pre 77 with external hubs then you need a different spindle only from the pre 77 D44's.

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    Exactly!!! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  15. MontanaLifted

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    ignorance is sometimes bliss but I feel like a retard.

    What exactly do you mean by "external hubs" and "internal hubs"?
    Are you talking about the lockouts?

    (I should have emptied out my digital camera)

    aarrrggghhhh---I'm pulling hair out.

    Thanks for the help fellas. Please keep schooling me. Obviously axles are not my strong point.

    Does anyone have a website for Dana Spicer stuff so that I can research more?

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  16. Hossbaby50

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    No not at all, aside from the Warn brand name.

    My hubs are gigantic. Instead of being cylindrical like the ones in that article mine are more of a cone shape with the excess material shaved off the sides.
     
  18. MontanaLifted

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    To answer your question now Hoss,

    I have the Warn premium external hubs.

    Thanks to the Warn hub post here in the garage!
     

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