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whats wrong with this dana 60

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5texan, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. k5texan

    k5texan 1/2 ton status

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    i found an add in the back of my magazine about military surplus axles and i emailed them and this is what they said

    dana 60 front with 5.87, closed knuckle, drum brakes, 6 stud, used---$295 each
    matching dana 70 rear with 5.87 ---$500 each
    There is a disc brake conversion kit available
    FOB Akron, Ohio. Subject to prior sale.
    Let me know.
    Robert
    Sam Winer Motors, Inc
    3417 E. Waterloo Road
    Akron, Ohio 44312
    330-628-4881
    330-628-0948 fax

    why are they so cheap and i think they also 410 gears
    jared
     
  2. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I would bet that they are m715 surplus axles, I don't know how hard they would be to fit to a chevy
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    From what I understand closed knuckle axles are weaker then open knuckle units. Also the drum brakes make them less disirable. The 6 stud wheels will probably be the military style, not the 6 stud style on a normal K5, which would require special wheels and tires. So basically it will end up costing you alot of $ to make it like a normal D60.
     
  4. k5texan

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    alright it had my hopes up for a second but i knew it was probaly to good to be true. sothe search continues.
    thanks
    jared
     
  5. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    ya drum brakes and closed knuckles. They arent nearly as strong as a newer 60.
     

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