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Old 01-09-2003, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 60 Knuckle Questions???

Okay, I have searched to no avail and have been trying to buy a set(GM knuckles)with no luck. We have a project underway that will hopefully take care of some supply and demand issues shortly .
I need the bolt pattern(bolt circle) for the spindle mounting studs on a GM/Dodge Dana 60 kingpin knuckle. Just to double check also, what size and length(stick out) are the 6 studs? Besides from that difference for the spindle mount bolt circle...the knuckles are identical to Ford units in size and dimension as far as anyone knows, correct? Thanks!!
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Might want to check ebay. I've seen knuckles and other Dana 60 parts on there.

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I have mine all torn apart right now (91 Chebby 60) and it'll be easy to check for ya. Can shoot you pics too.
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Re: Dana 60 Knuckle Questions???

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...the knuckles are identical to Ford units in size and dimension as far as anyone knows, correct? Thanks!!
No way dude! Ford vs. chevy/dodge are way different. the only thing the same is they are kingpin.
steering arm (tie rod location) are different
bolt pattern/circle are different (as you seem to know)
i.d. of spindle pilot is different
steering stops...
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Okay, I have searched to no avail and have been trying to buy a set(GM knuckles)with no luck. We have a project underway that will hopefully take care of some supply and demand issues shortly .
I need the bolt pattern(bolt circle) for the spindle mounting studs on a GM/Dodge Dana 60 kingpin knuckle. Just to double check also, what size and length(stick out) are the 6 studs? Besides from that difference for the spindle mount bolt circle...the knuckles are identical to Ford units in size and dimension as far as anyone knows, correct? Thanks!!
Bolt circle isn't... it would be, but two of the bolt holes are skewed to clear the caliper divot. Get a spindle to measure--I don't have the CAD file here on it.
I'm coming up with a 5 9/16" bolt circle, 4.5" spindle pilot.
The studs are 1/2-20, and 2 1/8" long.

And just to sorta-spill-the-beans... I've already seen the pattern for the new inner "C" that we're making... the pattern shop has moved on to the outer knuckle patterns.
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Just to add a bit more info, the GM and Dodge units are NOT all the same. The location of the tie rod varries a coule inches between different units. I think most of us use high steer so we overlook this but if you mix and match the wrong ones the stock tie rod would run at a angle.
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