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Old 11-04-2004, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Converting a Dana 60 to 5 lug

I've searched and its hard to get good results because the search wont work for numbers. I know this topic has been covered but cant seem to find it.

I want to know what D44 stuff will fit on a dana 60. I have a "74 EB with a D60 swapped in front and I'm tired of mismatch wheels. The D60 is out of a 1989 or so F350. I don't like trying to guess if I'm going to need a front or rear spare before hitting the trail. I have two early bronco D44's. Will the hubs and bearings from these fit over the spindle of the D60. Will the later year ford high pinion dana 44 with disk brakes hubs fit. What do people usually do in this case? Does everyone pull the studs weld the holes and take the rotor to a machine shop and have 5 lugs drilled?
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there has been a few threads on it here, but it ends up being big $$$

why not just put a 8 lug rearend in it to match? way cheaper..
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well im guessing you probably are running a 9inch in the rear huh? or else id tell you to get a dana 60 8lug rear end. You would have to find a big hub 44 but i dont think any of them were even 5 lug at any point in time
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ya I'm running a 9" in the rear and don't want to get rid of it. I like having a drop out 3rd. And I've got some money invested in it. I've heard of custom 9" shafts with 8 lug flanges or adapting spacers. I guess I'm going to have to go that way. I thought I found a thread with a cheap 5 lug conversion for a dana 60 but I guess I'm smokin crack
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Get ahold of welndmn. He's done exactly what you want to do (including keeping his 9")
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Only D44 things you can use are the GM calipers (if you did the GM disc's) and the rotor.
You machine the outter part of the hub to slide into the wheel (I noticed Mag wheels need more taken off, so use a steel wheel) then machine the Rotor opening to fit the back side of the Hub.
I had a friend do mine.
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You also need to make a new caliper mount, I made one and used the stock GM calipers
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Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to go with 8 lug rear some how. I don't have any machine shop hook ups.
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FYI, no one makes a flange wide enough to make a 9 inch 8 lug, you would need wheel adapters
http://www.truckn-store.com/product_category.asp?id=513
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Old 11-05-2004, 07:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not cheap but, here you go.......Hans www.dynatrac.com
Pro 60 5/6 Lug Hub Kit

Overview

Dynatrac’s 5/6 Lug Hubs provide a solid foundation for customers looking to convert or upgrade their Dana 60 front axle wheel hubs.

Benefits

New wheel hub designed for 5/6 lug applications
Cost effective solution for upgrading OEM hubs
Platform for converting an eight lug axle hub to a single wheel style hub
Easily rebuildable with commonly available bearings and seals
Made in the USA



Features

Only aftermarket Dana 60 hub available in 5 on 5 ˝, 6 on 5 ˝, 8 on 6 ˝, and 8 on 170mm bolt patterns
Uses standard truck wheel bearings and seals commonly available at any auto parts store
Retains full size Dana 60 shafts and components
Kit includes hub, rotor, caliper assembly with pads, caliper bracket, bearings, races, and inner seal
Accepts all standard manual locking Dana 60 front internal style hubs
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Manufacturer Model Year Lug Pattern Part Number Pricing
General Motors 1977-1991 5 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-A $1,095.00
General Motors 1977-1991 6 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-B $1,095.00
Dodge 1975-1993 5 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-C $1,095.00
Dodge 1975-1993 6 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-D $1,095.00
Ford 1976-1979 5 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-E $2,090.00
Ford 1976-1979 6 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-F $2,090.00
Ford 1986-1991 5 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-G $2,090.00
Ford 1986-1991 6 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-H $2,090.00
Ford 1992-2001 5 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-J $2,090.00
Ford 1992-2001 6 on 5.5 DA60-2X1104-K $2,090.00

Hub Kit Components

Description Part Number Price
Pro 60 5 on 5.5” Lug Hub only DA60-1104-E $229.00
Pro 60 6 on 5.5” Lug Hub only DA60-1104-G $229.00
Pro 60 5 on 5.5” Lug Hub/ Rotor Assembly *includes ˝-20 Studs DA60-1102-A $289.00
Pro 60 6 on 5.5” Lug Hub/ Rotor Assembly *includes ˝-20 Studs DA60-1102-F $289.00

*Note, due to the customized nature of non-stock Dana 44 Front Axles, Dynatrac cannot guarantee a perfect fit on non-Dynatrac housings. Any kits that do not fit may be returned if not damaged or modified.

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FYI, no one makes a flange wide enough to make a 9 inch 8 lug, you would need wheel adapters
http://www.truckn-store.com/product_category.asp?id=513
Wassn't Dean looking into this?
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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FYI, no one makes a flange wide enough to make a 9 inch 8 lug, you would need wheel adapters
http://www.truckn-store.com/product_category.asp?id=513
Thanks good link. Those are cheaper than the ones I was looking at.
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Old 11-08-2004, 08:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wassn't Dean looking into this?
Yes he was, but he always has so much going on he probally had to ditch the Idea
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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get some 5 lug hubs ... $375 shipped

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