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Old 02-20-2005, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Chevy D60 outers into a Ford D60??

Hello All,

I came across a brand-new in box Chevy 35-spline outers and picked them up for next to nothing... ok $50 for the pair... I want to know if I can install them in my Ford D60 which came out of a 79 F350.

I have heard the Chevy outers are different from the Fords, but in what way? Length? I plan on using Warn drive flanges.

-Steve

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Old 02-20-2005, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, the length is different. The chevys are longer by.6" (D60 bible). You might be able to machine them down and put in a new groove for the snapring (depending on how long the splines are). I have some 30 spline ford stubs I'll be more than happy to trade for your 35 spline chevys!
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to make them fit you would have to also run chevy knuckles and spindles, or just dril chevy spindle to fit a ford Knuckle, then you would need to purchase some 35 spline hubs. I have seen some ppl shorten the chevy shafts, but then the spline contact is minimal and you just created a weak point (30 spline stock would probably be just as strong in this case.)
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know the answer is in a search, cut down stub, regroove for snapring, presto!
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