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wrong side d60 Qs

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by K10ANDYKHAMNIC, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    this last weekend i was told by a phoerd owner the d60 i bought has puny d44 size shafts !?!? is this true ? i havent tore into it yet.... can i swap in chevy knuckles and shafts and other parts ? how much am i looking to rebuild / reseal/ regear/lock this thing ? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    What did your axle come out of?
     
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    Umm, you probably got a dana 50, not a 60. If it came out of a newer f350 anyway...
     
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    Andy,

    I'm interested in what you find.... For a while I was looking for some 30 spl inner D60 shafts and I was told that all Chevy 60's came w/ 35 spl inners. So, possibly your Ford version has 30 spl inners /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif..

    Marv
     
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    If its low-pinion, you're probably looking at a 76-77 crewcab front axle. (72-75 if closed knuckle) They used 30-spline inners. They can be easily upgraded with a 35-spline diff case, inner axle seals, and 35-spline axles (aftermarket or 78-79 shafts)

    If its high-pinion, you may have a Dana 50 (9" ring gear). Should still be stronger than a D44. I believe the axles are a full-diameter near the spline - not necked down like a D44. They also use D60-sized U-joints. The biggest caveat of this axle is the METRIC (170mm) 8-lug pattern.
     
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    its a high pinion dana 60 . it came out of a 78 x cab big block f350
     
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    its a high pinion dana 60 . it came out of a 78 x cab big block f350
     
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    its a high pinion dana 60 . it came out of a 78 x cab big block f350 and ut had king pins and 3.54 gears
     
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    ill check for ya sometime soon this week or so . /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    An axle from a 78 F350 should have 35 spline inners and 30 spline outers. Because of the year model I believe it will have the tapered inner axles.
     
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    Ditto on the 35-spline (since it's a high-pinion)

    Whomever told you it had 30-spline inners should go back to auto-wrecking school /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    well his name is .. and he doesnt do computers and he definitly wouldnt visit ck5 . anyways he said he broke a shaft and stuck one his spare d 44 shafts in one side and then the other broke and but the d44 shaft was too long ,broke it trying to get up on a semi trailer hehee
     
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    do you have any pictures?
    77.5-79 Ford Dana 60 fronts will have 35 spline inners, 30 spline outters. The inners will neck down unless they've been replaced with Spicer replacement shafts.
    Ford didn't make a F350 4x4 until '79, so either it's the typical "I got a 60 so it must be a F350" thinking since Ford did put 60 fronts in some F250s with a high enough GVWR, or it was a conversion with god only knows what parts.
    If it is reverse cut, & open knuckle it'll be a 35/30 combo though.. I can't even concieve how you could put a D44 shaft into this axle... maybe put a 30 spline side gear in, but that'd only help on the inner axle, you'd still need to do something custom for the hub. The early 77 & earlier axles were D60 centers, with 30 spline inners & 19 spline outters, & had the same small u-joint as the D44. They were also all closed knuckle & drum brakes.
     
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    all the badging was missing !! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif @ me . but it is a d60 and reverse cut , it has king pins and open knuckles. i will get pics soon . i dono maybe i shoulda left that part out about the that other guy hehe...
     
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    oh... hahaha
    I won't hold it against you chevy guys... just the people that own them that try to pass them off as something they're not.
     
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    gm made some kool stuff and so did ford<sometimes /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif> , but i like chevy motors and body styles better ,brand loyalty to the exteme is pretty dumb imo . i dont try to pass off my truck as anything other than what it is , my truck .
     
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    My GM brand loyalty disintegrated while I worked at a GM wrecking yard. I'm perfectly neutral now /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Trouble is I have so many GM parts, it only makes sense to stay GM /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    My crewcab is from the loyalty days - but still like it for what it is. I have my Burb cuz nobody else makes one I can afford /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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