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what should i pull a dana 60 rear out of?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    i want a dana 60 in the rear of my 90' (just like the locker avail. options over the 14) every salvage yard ive gone to has about 100 of them lying around, anywhere from a 69 f-250 to a 2001 ford panel van. i know im going to have to move perches and shock mounts. are the ford van ones 3in wider like the 14 bolts under vans? is there a possibility of finding one with 4:56's ? does anyone know the best donor vehichle? thx--j.c.
     
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    I don't know why you'd want to do it, but I suppose nearly any '60 rear will do.

    I'd much rather have a 14 bolt and know I have a stronger rearend than have, "options," but it's up to you, it's your truck.

    You can fit a Dana rearend with any ratio you want, but finding one with 4.56s will most likely prove impossible. Anything that'd come geared that low would have a bigger rear axle than a D60.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    The best thing to do is to find a D60 bare housing and build it up with all new parts of your choice of ratio and locker.

    You should get a 35 spline locker and get custom shafts made to fit it. And throw on some rear disc brakes, too.

    Just about ANY rear D60 housing should work for this type of build up.



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  4. buddy of mine got one out of a 69 gmc 2wd. it had 4.10s. he's putting it in a 1st gen so he doesn't have the spring pad issues.

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    <font color=blue>Stay away from pre-75 60s. They have 16 spline axles. Also, ford rears are too narrow (ask me how I know). Try and find one close to 67" (front axle width, wheel flange to wheel flange), I think pre-94 Dodges are close
     
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    so the dodge's are close to 67"? did they ever come with 4:56's? i think the late model ford vans had a fairly wide 60 also, and some of them have disk already. thx for the reply's P.S. does anyone know the weight difference between a 60 and a 14 bolt?
     
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    <font color=blue>Some of the Ford vans are SF. They're both heavy but the 14 is a little heavier.
     
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    fronts
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    6 lug - 67"
    8 lug - 69 1/2"



    rear
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    6lug - 64 1/2"
    8lug - 67"


    van rear 8 lug - just under 70"

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    I have one out of an early 60s GM truck and it has 30 spline axles. It also has 4.56 gears. Also have a SF 60 out of an 80s GM w/ hashed gears, and the 14 that will eventually reside in the butt end of my Blazer.

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