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Old 09-16-2001, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much would you give for a 5 lug Dana 60?, out of a 73 Half ton Ford, guy claims he had it custom built because he kept breaking axles with his stock the 9 inch ford it had.
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Old 09-16-2001, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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depends if it has the dana 60 outer Knuckles or just the center section. Does it have 60 hubs and axles and was modified to five lug or did they put 44 outers on the 60? If it has the 60 outers it is worth bank. Dyna trac wants a fortune for theirs 5000+
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Old 09-17-2001, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think he is talking about a rear axle, not a front.
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Old 09-17-2001, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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dunno, some 5 lug 60's did come stock and were 19 spline axles YUCK!
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<STRONG>depends if it has the dana 60 outer Knuckles or just the center section. Does it have 60 hubs and axles and was modified to five lug or did they put 44 outers on the 60? If it has the 60 outers it is worth bank. Dyna trac wants a fortune for theirs 5000+</STRONG>
Never seen a stock 9" front diff
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Old 09-17-2001, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The axle is a rear axle. How do I tell if it is an axle that come stock with the weak 19 splines do I have to pull an axle shaft or is there a number to look for on the tag. I want the axle for my 383 Chevy powered Toyota
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Old 09-17-2001, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 5 x 5.5 rear 60 with 0 miles for about $1100 with everything new except the calipers and housing I rebuilt the calipers myself. This is what I did am doing got a 60 had the BB 9" outer's put on ( cut the 60 machine the tubes slip in the 9" ends and weld with an alignment jig ) then new gears and spool ( thanks Roger Craig Bell AKA FearMe ) then Msoer 35 splined axles front rotors from a 73-94 ford truck behind the axles and caliper mounting plates that I made from 3/8 plate welded to the housing. The calipers are from a caddie I am unsure of what but they are basically Chevy fronts. I have everything done except the driveline and fluid and driving <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I can't wait to get it done. If you start comparing # you will see it is not much cheaper to build a 9" than it is a 60 and to go to 35 splines in a 9" either means a messed up spool or an aftermarket third member so then you are more than a 60. Just my thoughts.
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<STRONG>The axle is a rear axle. How do I tell if it is an axle that come stock with the weak 19 splines do I have to pull an axle shaft or is there a number to look for on the tag.</STRONG>
Whether the D60 has 16, 19, or 30-splines, the shaft diameter - and therefore the strength - is comparable to the 28 or 31-spline axles in the 9". The only advantage with a small axle'd D60 over the 9" is the larger differential components (i.e. stronger locker, posi, etc.)
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<STRONG>The only advantage with a small axle'd D60 over the 9" is the larger differential components (i.e. stronger locker, posi, etc.)</STRONG>

Do not forget to count the driveline position is higher and that can save some drivlines.
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Old 09-24-2001, 06:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sounds like a 60-2. They have weak tubes (thin and only 2.75") but often came with 35 spline axles in fords.
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