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Old 05-09-2013, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dodge Dana 60 Steering arm into Chevy question

Howdy, I have a 1993 Dodge Dana 60 that I am putting into a 75 chevy truck.

I am wondering what to do with the steering arm.

Can I just drill / taper the Dodge hole to accept the Chevy end?

If so what degree taper?

If I swap in a chevy steering arm will I need the spacer & longer studs?

This truck is not lifted, so no need for fancy parts.

Thanks for helping me in advance.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can ream out the Dodge Dana 60 arm, the taper is 1.5"/ft. The Dodge steering arm also places the draglink hole in a different spot front/back, so you'd have to adjust length as well.

If it were me, I'd post up in the wanted section for a stock Chevy D60 steering arm. There are tons of guys that remove those when they switch to crossover steering, I bet you can get an arm cheaper than the reamer.
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Howdy, I have a 1993 Dodge Dana 60 that I am putting into a 75 chevy truck.

I am wondering what to do with the steering arm.

Can I just drill / taper the Dodge hole to accept the Chevy end?

If so what degree taper?

If I swap in a chevy steering arm will I need the spacer & longer studs?

This truck is not lifted, so no need for fancy parts.

Thanks for helping me in advance.
the shortened drag link will give you more bump steer.
I had the dodge stuff under a chev
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just bought a steering arm for a chevy off eBay.

My Chevy only has 2 leafs & the Dodge D60 spring plates jam into the 60 housing. Might have to add about a 1/2 inch to clear it or grind the case for some clearance.

I'm building a pulling truck, so I have no use for a thick leaf pack.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well got the Dodge D60 in today. the fit was a little snug with the 5/8 u bolts I had made. Didn't realize the dodge cam w/ 9/16 u bolts.

For those who have done this swap, Did your front driveshaft work without modification?

Mine with a 4 speed & 205 is a whisker bit long now. Going to have to shorten it some.
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