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What to charge for a Dana 70 rear. Please help.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

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    4.56 gears... refurbed, not driven on yet. Open dif.

    What to charge for it?

    Ken H.



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    If it was completely gone through I'd say at least $500. Refurbed 14bolts go for $700+ so $500 sounds like it'd be a good deal to me.

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Ship it to my house, I wont charge you anything! [​IMG]


    How much do you have into parts? I would agree with Aaron, $500 sounds good or about $100-200 above what you have in parts....

    Mike

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  4. four_by_ken

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    Well, I am getting the Dana 70 rear with the Dana 60 front I am buying. So, I am selling the 70 because I already have a locked and geared 14 bolt. This is in drop in shape with 4.56s. $500?

    Ken H.



    '86 K5 up and coming
    14 bolt(Detroited),10 bolt,39.5 Boggers rear,
    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
  5. 89GMCSuburban

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    My friend paid $650 from a junkyard for a Dana 70 SRW from a 98 Dodge 3/4 ton Diesel with low miles.

    Red 1989 GMC Suburban SLE V1500 - TBI 350, 700R4 w/ shift kit, Quad-shock front, 31/10.50/15 Pro Comp MT, 4.10 gears, Duals off cat
     
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    Well, I dojnt think I am going to charge $750 for it... but these prices are seeming higher than what I was expecting to get.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 up and coming
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    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
  7. Blue85

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    A Dana 70 is a lot rarer than a 14B, and therefore should be worth more money than a 14B in comparable condition. In my mind, it seems that it would be a lot more expensive, but if the price gets very high, somebody might as well by one from Boyce or Dynatrac. Just my .02

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  8. michaelm

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    define rare
    do they even make 14 bolts any more?
    dana 70 still in production
    used on fords chevs dodge
    I like both axles, i run a dodge 70, but would have to say the 14 is a nicer axle.
    value...whatever the seller and purchaser agree on.
    I would never pay what I see mentioned on this site for ANY product, i cant believe the numbers mentioned for common items like axles, trannys, trans cases
     
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    Yes 14's are still made. The SF 14's come in all 3/4 ton suburbans, And 3/4 ton trucks with auto trannys. The manual trucks get the 10.5's for some wierd reason. The FF 14's are also found in 2500HD trucks with the 6.0l engine. Big Block or Diesel rigs get the new big@$$ 11.5 inch FF 14[​IMG].

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    I dont consider the other 2 axles '14bolts' what with sharing absolutely nothing with the actual '14 bolt'
     
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    Yeah Whatever, The point is that 14's are still produced!

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    Sounds like a good deal to me!

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    Since a 70 and a 14 bolt are relatively the same strength, and 14 bolts can be had for $100-$200, and they usually NEVER wear out (I've got 385,000 miles on my '77 14 bolt), I don't think I'd pay over $200 for a 70, rebuilt or not. But, that's me.

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    Since a 70 and a 14 bolt are relatively the same strength, and 14 bolts can be had for $100-$200, and they usually NEVER wear out (I've got 385,000 miles on my '77 14 bolt), I don't think I'd pay over $200 for a 70, rebuilt or not. But, that's me.

    ken
     
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    I'd have to agree with Ken.....Ken.

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    One thing to watch is the 70 may be more desirable since you can run an ARB in it, the 14FF ARB is still a ways out.
    I'd have to say the 14FF is a little more common, probably depends on the popular truck where you are and the yards you shop but we stumble over 14's all the time and 70's aren't as common.
    Another thing to watch on part prices is your location and parts scrounging ability. There's a lot of guys that live in areas that have no 4x4's and hence no old parts. Why drive a 4wd when you don't even get snow? So, you end up paying more for parts. Also, someone that's not used to hounding the 'yards isn't going to know where to find the good stuff and is better off paying a little more to get exactly what they need. I like to spend time looking at dented up rusty greasy stuff, but some folks don't and pay for not spending that time.

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    downside for the 70,
    it doesnt have a dozen guys making disc brake brackets for it.
    upside
    can get gears as low as something like 7.17:,1 if you need that but i heard some guy made a doubler and low axle gears are now obsolete
     
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    Upside, a 14 bolt Detroit locker is $300, a Dana 70 ARB will cost ya close to $1000 after install and compressor. The Detroit will be in there and working for your great-grand children, whereas the ARB will probably have broken by then, or wore out O rings, or the air line, or, or...you get my point. The Detroit is bomb-proof and 1/3 the cost of an ARB that will require maintenance and repairs over time. Also, the 14 bolt has 3 bearings for the pinion, the 70 two. Not too big a deal, BUT three IS better than two!

    ken
     
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    Oh, another thing, the Detroit in the rear 70 in my dually cost me $525 wholesale 7 years ago, at that same time the 14 bolt Detroit would have cost me "only" $260 wholesale. Cha-ching does matter!!!

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    I paid top dollar for my 35 spline dana 70 detroit.
    my dodge d70 had 32 spline axles so required new shafts as well.
    the 14 is a real nice axle, if I had one again I would weld it.
     

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