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Will this be a good idea?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SUPER'BURB, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. SUPER'BURB

    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    I bumped into a dana 60 housing for cheap.
    It's the housing only.

    Would it be worth it to get the housing and fill in ALL the other parts or will this still push me up over a grand?

    Thanks,
    Jess
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If you can find everything else cheap, then you might be able to build it for under a grand.
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    whats cheap? things like spindles, hubs, and brakes add up REAL quick
     
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    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    Cheap is $110 about 15 min from my house.

    Or maybe thats not cheap I don't know.:dunno:
     
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    Could I use any of the brake parts from my 8 lug 44?
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    calipers, thats all. and with that you'd have to get special caliper brackets(sold on ebay and by some vendors). If it were me I'd take the chance and built a beefy axle. Would end up over 1000 but cheaper than starting with a 1k full axle and building that.
     
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    get the 3/4 brake brackets from screamin seeman offroad for $75 off of pirate. then u can use your old brake setup from your old axle. then just keep checking for used parts on pirate or on here.
     
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    It will probably take a while but with enough looking on ebay and pirate and here it could be done pretty cheap I would think, I will bet it takes you the better part of a year to get even half the stuff together though
     
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    It is entirely possible; "1-tonmudder" on here ususally has some parts for 60's available. Two days ago, I snagged a pair of spindles from him for $100.
    Jimbo
     
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    Thanks guys, I think I will get it and just start puttin peices together.

    The wife won't complain so much if I spread the $$$$$ out over 6 month to a year anyway.:D
     
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    Yeah, i think it's easier to spread the money, and if you're actually patient you can build a nice axle over several months or a year... paint it properly, make sure everything is good -- that way you wont have to touch it for a while.
     

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