Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4x4k20, Mar 10, 2004.
what the difference between the 2 ?
my bud is putting a d60 from a dodge into his GMC and it seems to be a perfect fit... both 1979... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
there are a few diferences. once would be the spring pads are 1/2" wider than the chevys. i think the brakes are differend and the spindles also. also the axles are different(short side is shorter, long side is longer on the dodge) there are a few more but not sure exaclty.
a dodge will fit on a chevy and vise versa, just buy parts for the dodge when need be. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
Brakes, yoke, steering arm, inner shafts, spring pad width, and wms-wms are different. I am putting one in soon. The solutions are easy to solve: (in order of before) 10B/stainless lines bolt on, GM D60 yoke bolts on, GM arm/x-over arm bolt on, 35 spl. inner shafts won't break before the stock 30 sp outters, streach springs over .250" each side or use az-kickin offset bushings, wms-wms matches the rear.
Just put a locker in with bigger tires and enjoy. I am.
PS interchangeble from knuckles out.
yep , just got the D60 from a 1980 Dodge in my 79 gmc, had to pry the springs apart to get it to line up but other than that no problems. I guess it's off by about .25" to line the spring on the perches.
And thanks to the guy who gave me the GMC thanks!
i am thinking of grabing a d60 out of didge, he says 31.5 spring pads... can i drill out spring pads and weld up the factory hole?
why bother? If the 1/2" bothers you you can always use offset spring eye bushings rather than trying to weld on a cast housing (with gears, bearings and lube on the other side)
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