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What all mods are required to use a Dodge D60 in a K5 ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I've seen sevreal posts about getting Dana 60 front axle from a Dodge. What would I need to do to make it work in my K5 ??? What is the normal price for a Dodge Dana 60 ???
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you need to slightly spread the springs when installing you need a chevy steering arm and a chevy yoke and you need to change the shock bolt
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    oh and if you want to keep your swaybar you need to make some new spring plates if not you will need the dodge ones
     
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    actually shannon, My friend bought a Chev D60, and he used the Dodge Steering arm, so he didnt have to buy the raised steering arm block, and it worked great ;P the dodge arm is Raised up higher then the chev.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    you need to slightly spread the springs when installing you need a chevy steering arm and a chevy yoke and you need to change the shock bolt

    [/ QUOTE ]What do you mean by "you need to slightly spread the springs" ??
     
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    he means, the spring perches on the dodge are 1/2 inch wider then the chev, so the springs need to be pushed out 1/4 inch on each side, He and i both used a hilift jack to push our springs out and bolt up the axle, Atron is now making some bushings that will offset the springs, a 1/4 inch each,

    I know that they just made a set of these for somone on here, I want to shaggy but im not sure,
    I dont know if these bushings are up forsale yet or not, but i would go this route if i had it to do over again.... i still might get some.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What is the normal price for a Dodge Dana 60 ???

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    shannon got his for 500 bucks from a late friend (RIP)

    i got mine for 900, and it need a assload of work, so i basically got ripped,

    i would think that you could find a Rusted out, or wrecked dodge and get it for cheap, Prices just depend on if the owner of the axle/truck, knows what he has or not, [censored] if you got real lucky, Someone could say, "Ill give you 50 bucks to get this POS off my property"

    thats how i got my 14bolt, (but for free, he didnt give me 50 bucks /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif)
     

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