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What the cat dragged home (D60)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thedrip, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. thedrip

    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    OK, so it wasn't a cat that dragged this home, it was me, but a back hoe did move it out of my truck to the top of the crate!

    Got this off my friends brother-in-law for free. Probably selling my d44 to his kid too, which will pay for a good chunk of my rebuild parts.

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    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    damn, a FREE dana 60,thats a deal. Congrats on that times 100:D
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    With a little clean up, hopefully she'll be fine.
     
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    Holy **** did it sit in the ocean for its life:eek1:
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    That looks like it is out of a Dodge.
     
  6. thedrip

    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    It is out of a dodge, but from what I've read, its close enough to a bolt-in, specially since it was (did I mention this earlier?) FREE.
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    I have the same exact axle, srw with drive flanges. The pad spacing is 1/2" different on each side, if you search here and pirate there is tons of info on this.

    What gear ratio does it have?
     
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    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    4.10's, I'll be swapping in 5.13s along with the rear. I've found all kinds of info on this axle, I had no worries about using it when I picked it up.
     
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    It looks like it has been on fire.
     
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    Also, if you do not switch to crossover, you will need a chevy steering arm. The Dodge arms are different
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Look's like it was boat anchor in past years..
     
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    that is pretty weird, my axle is less rusty on the outside, and it was under a dodge 3/4 that had a plow frame on it.

    although...popped the cover on mine and :eek: gears covered in rust.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    congrats... but not free as you need a rebuild, sanding, painting!!!!

    but still...
    Welcome to the D60 Club!!!! :bow:
     
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    They are close enough to bolt in but you SHOULD cut your front spring bushing 1/4" on each side and move the springs the 1/4" (inboard I believe) to get it to match exactly. I helped az-k5 install a dodge D60 in his K5 and he installed it without moving the springs first. It rode rough and didn't flex that well. The springs pushed in even that little amount can cause binding. He moved them the 1/4" per side and it rode and flexed much better. Just a word of advice.

    You will need a Chevy D60 pinion yoke to match your driveshaft and you will want to swap to crossover steering when you swap the axle in place. It is worth it and is a pretty easy swap.

    Harley
     
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    I have crossover on my current d44, the d60 will be part of a much larger swap, including 52s, crossover, lockers front and rear, new gears front and rear. I'm prepared to drop some coin on it all, I know it's going to take it. Thanks for the tip on cutting bushings to move the leafsprings in a hair, never thought of that, I was just going to cockeye them.
     
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    crusty 60. nice. i just scored a drw one from a chevy cab chassie for 60 a few weeks ago. i saved it from the crusher. :D
     
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    hhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmm....Crossover on your dana 44 that you dont need any more.tempting:thinking:
     
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    Nice score, I just got mine this past weekend also.
     
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    It was used as an anchor.


    Congrats on the FREE hook up.
     
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    should called this thread "buried treasure" lol j/k
    Can't beat the price!
     

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