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Old 11-20-2006, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 60 Case Spreader Design and Pictures

I made up my Dana 60 case spreader this weekend. Here is the design specs and some pictures in my Picasa Gallery.

http://picasaweb.google.com/vtcivil/Dana60CaseSpreader

Very useful tool for sure.

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Old 11-20-2006, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks a whole lot like mine, except I welded crosstubes at the top and bottom of the angle instead of drilling through the other leg. I was worried that it'd twist the angle instead of spreading the case, so I wanted the force inline with the attachment points. Looks like I was unnecessarily paranoid about it.

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Old 11-20-2006, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's cool. I think I can visualize what you are saying. I was concerned about the size of the angle and the size of the threaded rod. I chose to go on the conservative side and there was no visible tweaking going on with the final design. I'm convinced a step or two down in angle ireon size and and 1/2" threaded rods would work, but might as well overbuild for a few bucks more.

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I made mine out of old 1 " square pto shaft and 1/2 threaded rod I had laying around I get no twist but I could see it being a problem with angle.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I made mine out of old 1 " square pto shaft and 1/2 threaded rod I had laying around I get no twist but I could see it being a problem with angle.
I was thinking about using 1" square tube with 1/8" wall, and 1/2" fine threaded all-thread..

any thoughts on the 1" or would it be for pussies?
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well it sounds like bronco75 got it to work just fine. I would do it with what you have laying around if it will work... that's not pussy but cost effective
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Do you see any issues with using the diff cover bolt holes instead of the holes for this use?
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have seen no ill effects. Prior to the 60, I used the diff cover holes on both my 44's with a spreader that I borrowed (same design) and it worked great.
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry for asking a stupid question, but what are these spreaders all about? I've never come across them before; factory or homemade!

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Sorry for asking a stupid question, but what are these spreaders all about? I've never come across them before; factory or homemade!

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when you preload bearings on a differential carrier, it makes it a really tight squeeze to fit it back into the case.

with a spreader, it spreads open the case about .015". You can then drop the carrier down into the case without beating it with a dead blow hammer.

btw, do the two cover holes (beside the bearing cap on either side) on the Dana 44 share the same spacing as a 60? I don't have my 61 over here to measure.. would suck to have to make two different spreaders.

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Well it sounds like bronco75 got it to work just fine. I would do it with what you have laying around if it will work... that's not pussy but cost effective
good, have about 10ft of it...

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