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Old 11-08-2001, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 60 Dilemma

I bought Dana 60 from a fellow in Oregon and he stated that its from a heavy duty camper style '72 GM truck. I just called TSM to order rear disc brake kit and realized that I was shafted because tsm dont make a kit for this particular axle. WTF? Will the casting number on the d60 tell me which vehicle it came off from? *frustrated sigh*

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Old 11-08-2001, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it will. It"s a six digit number on the long tube. You can go to my web page to cross reference it using my Dana Bill of Materials List. (www.patooyee.alloffroad.com) That's assuming it's not older than 1978 and newer than 2000.

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Old 11-08-2001, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like the stock rear end for a 72. My 72 GMC 3/4-ton Camper Special has a D60 in the rear as well.

Search the web - there's tons of roll-your-own disc brake conversions out there for full-floaters.
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Old 11-09-2001, 12:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is there any drawbacks with having a full floater system? How about converting a full floater system into semi? Will it be wise to convert it into sf?

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Old 11-09-2001, 04:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by nightcrawler
Is there any drawbacks with having a full floater system? How about converting a full floater system into semi? Will it be wise to convert it into sf?

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FULL FLOATER is what you WANT. A disc brake conv. is easy to do, it can be done for about 125.00 in parts.....
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Old 11-09-2001, 06:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks.

Many thanks for the input.

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