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*Update* D60 King pin spring

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. FWP

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    Working on rebuilding a 60 and it looks like the upper springs are bent??

    Does anybody have any new ones that they can put a caliper on and give me the unloaded spring length?
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    I got a dana 60 king pin rebuild kit if you want it. It's brand new.
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Fred, I just checked a brand new one and it measures 2.150"
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Thanks Bill /forums/images/icons/smile.gif . Mine measure from 2.150 to 2.250, depending on which part of the spring you measure it on. If I stand the springs on end, it looks like they tilt to one side. The flat side of the springs aren't parallel. I wonder if that's normal /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Fred, I don't have any bare springs laying around, so can't help you here. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    BTW, could you take some pics and post them up of the brackets that Dan fabbed/welded to the D60 knuckles to show everybody how he did this to make the D44/10 bolt calipers work? I wanna see some pics of this again, but not the pics Dan took. I wanna see some good pics of the whole bearing hub, knuckle, etc. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    the nylon cone has an indent that the springs tail sits in leveling it out IIRC
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Sure, I can do that. Give me a week or so. I thought about doing some kind of write up, but since I didn't actually do the work, I thought it would be cheating. The rotors are 3/4 ton rotors, not 1/2 ton. The D60 backing plate has the 3/8 thick tabs welded on (pro welding job BTW, not hacked), and the knuckles are untouched, as are the hubs. I don't have a digi cam, just a scanner, so the pics may not be the best quality.
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    The model I have (79) uses a spring retainer that seats between the spring and bushing. The bushing is flat and the retainer is flat, except in the center, to locate the spring....
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Whether you did the work or not, the info could be usefull. I say write it up if you have time and the urge...

    I don't have the retainer, but the bushing is also flat. I don't recall the spring having any bend to it at all, just sat flat, IIRC. Also, on the Avalanche arms, there is a flat aluminum spacer that sets on the bushing, spring on the spacer, and then the cap.
     
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    you are correct i misspoke
    when i was mocking it up last time I had forgotten the sheet metal that protects the nylon from the spring and that was what i was recalling /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Interesting discovery, Just measured 2 brand new GM springs, right out of the package. 2.282-2.287, all the way around on the flats. The springs are straight also. Thats .030-.050" longer than my definitely worn out ones.

    One possible death wobble cure???
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Fred, The measurement that I gave you earlier in the post was also a brand new one that I actually tore open the bag to measure. Goes to show how much variation they have in their Quality Control or lack of Quality Control.
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    I wonder if it's the heat up here making it longer /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif . Yeah that doesn't sound quite right. I wonder what the heck is up, I wonder what, if any, spec they have on that particular part.

    BTW, the part number I got was 462799, Same as yours?

    Thanks again for checking. That's what's cool about the good folks here, They will head out to the garage, even if it's inconvenient, to check on stuff for other members. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Re: D60 King pin spring

    Fred, I tossed the bag after opening it and its in the dumpster under the days chips and turnings. I need to pick up another spring anyway, I'll measure it also and post the length.
     

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