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Old 02-26-2002, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pic of my 1st step

Here is the donor offset 60 from a Ford Van that will be going into my Disco.

The Plan:
Cut down to stock disco width.
Semi float 1.5" 35 spline with 5x5.5 lug alloy axles. adapters to 5x6.5"
ARB with 4:10 R&P
Set 20 big bearing ends
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Old 02-26-2002, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how close is the offset to the stock rover axle?
will you be cutting down both sides or just one?
How are you going to attach the center link?
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Why aren't you going full float? It would be nice to do that and easier to replace bearings, pull axles, etc..


Unless you want to clear stock disco wheels..

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Scout - I sent you a private message but maybe it didn't work right. I have that rotor for you. You still want it? It was the rear, right?

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Old 02-27-2002, 09:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how close is the offset to the stock rover axle?
will you be cutting down both sides or just one?
How are you going to attach the center link?
It's much wider than a stock disco, plenty of meat to trim. I'm going SF so I will need to cut off the spindles on both ends. I will use a typical bridge , but only on one side. It will attach with a Johnny joint.

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Why aren't you going full float? It would be nice to do that and easier to replace bearings, pull axles, etc..
Unless you want to clear stock disco wheels..

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No need for full float. A 1.5" 35 spline SF alloy axle will never break with a wimpy V8 and 35"s on it! The axle is way too wide in it's stock form. I need to narrow it, so SF make more sense. It's an ton of more work bore out stock spindles to 1.65 so that a 1.5" axle will fit.


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Scout - I sent you a private message but maybe it didn't work right. I have that rotor for you. You still want it? It was the rear, right?

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I don't think I'll need it. but until I find a tone ring for the ABS , Rover rear brakes maybe a necessary evil
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just use a dana 70 spindles. That is what Dynatrac uses. I agree that boring is a PITA, so aviod it and find a dana 70 juck yard axle and purchase some cheap spindles and bolt em on.

Adam Way.

P.S. Chevy dana 60s have 1.5" inch axles as well from the factory.

I think 69 to 80 F250 and 350wsw came with Dana 60s front and rear with 35 spline inner axles as well.
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Just use a dana 70 spindles. That is what Dynatrac uses. I agree that boring is a PITA, so aviod it and find a dana 70 juck yard axle and purchase some cheap spindles and bolt em on.

Adam Way.

P.S. Chevy dana 60s have 1.5" inch axles as well from the factory.

I think 69 to 80 F250 and 350wsw came with Dana 60s front and rear with 35 spline inner axles as well.
NO FF is a PITA and way more $$$$. FF is overkill unless I drop in 400 hp!

Chebby 60s with 1.5" , you mean 14 bolt right?
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yup.. FF is overkill. I completely agree. And if it's way more $$, I'd say don't bother.

However, I find that from a maintainence standpoint, they're great. Easy to replace bearings, easy to pull apart for inspection, easy to get to the important stuff. Of course, this is assuming disk brakes too, but it sounds like you're doing disks anyway.

So.. I'll shut up now since it is your project and your truck. Just wanted to let you know how I think of it.

And either way, I'm jealous about the strength, so I really can't talk.

Good luck and I've gotta see it when you're done!

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Do you know of any more offset sixties around in the area? Im in Tracy.
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Old 03-11-2002, 07:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Do you know of any more offset sixties around in the area? Im in Tracy.
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I found my on my very first trip looking at Pic and Pull Stockton.
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Nice, I will have to go out there and take a look.
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