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WHO HERE KNOWS ABOUT FORD FRONT 60S

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brians 60s, Aug 14, 2001.

  1. Brians 60s

    Brians 60s 1/2 ton status

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    I am needing a ford 60 for a solid axle conversion on a newer body style chevy. I know a fair amount about chevy and dodge 60s, but I dont know jack about the fords. I don't know the year, but I located a high pinion front ford 60. I know some years have only 30 spline inners. I need to know what year ford 60s had high pinion as well as what years had 35 spline inners? thanks
    Brian

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  2. talldogg

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    Brian,
    I can't help you, but these guys might. It wouldn't hurt to send them an email. It appears they're pretty knowledgable on the subject.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.offroadunlimited.com/oru_straight_axle.htm>http://www.offroadunlimited.com/oru_straight_axle.htm</a>

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  3. DaveDave

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    78-79 ford f-250hd and f-350 king pin knuckel 31.5in center pin to center pin.
    86-92 ford f-350 king pin knuckel 37in center pin to center pin.
    93-later ford -350 ball join knuckel 37in center to center pin.
    all ford use a dana 60 high pinion with 35 spline inner shaft and 30 spline stub shaft.
     
  4. Pugsley

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    Certain 77 F250HD's have the same axle as the 78/79's do. The change was in either March or April of 77, making a really cool truck - the better engine, steering and drivetrain of the 78-79, and the cooler grille assembly of the 73-77.

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    So, if all of Ford's 60s are high pinion, then does that make all of them stronger than Chevy's 60s? Because a high pinion is stronger, right? And Chevy never used a high pinion 60 either, that I know of.

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    The high pinion isn't neccessarily stronger - it really just makes for better driveline angles and better clearance.

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    It is stronger when used in the front, however the stub shaft is still the weak link. After that is the steering joint.

    Pete

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