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Yet another Dana 60 question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dysphemism, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    What would I have to change about a M715 Dana 60 front to stuff it into my 86 Jimmy?

    Beefing up my truck broken part by broken part.
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  2. mpascino

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    If it's a dana 60 from a chevy it will bolt right up, just need the spring plates and ubolts..
    Mike

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  3. dysphemism

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    Yeah I know that I'm talking about a Jeep M715 Kaiser.

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  4. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    To be honest I am not familiar with the Jeeps but I would start by measuring track width, spring perch width, and looking at things such as brake lines, shock mounts and steering setups. Compare the D60 to whatever is existing on your rig (I'm assuming 10 bolt or D44) and see how close the measurements are and what type of steering setups they both use. I would assume you would need to cut and reweld and/or fabricate shock mounts and perches, but measuring both and seeing the different setups will dictate how much you will need to do (if you decide to go this route).

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    Weren't the old D60's used in the M715 a closed knuckle POS?

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    Never even thought of that. Told ya I didn't know much about Heeps [​IMG] If it is true, then you bring up a good point.

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    I agree, too. Those old axles are nothing but junk and POS's. [​IMG]

    Too bad. If they were good axles, everybody would be using them. [​IMG]


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    Yeah it was $400 for a Dana 60 front and 70 rear so I was sorta skeptical. I don't want a closed knuckle turing 40" boggers. Thanks for the help guys.

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