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Old 05-28-2002, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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d60f thread repair

Finally bought a front 60
But I found out the two holes that are tapped on the spring pad mounting surface look kinda shitty
My options are:
a) Find someone to fill ( weld up )the holes and retap the threads
b) Heli coil ( kinda shaky on that idea )
c) Drill and tap to a bigger bolt size

Anyone run into this and repaired it or know a shop ( Bay area ) thats repaired these before?

Any ideas?
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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dont bother with those studs you should u bolt it. i will be doing mine this weekend in livermore if you want to come check out how i do it its cool. just bring some
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try keenserts (sp?)
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dont even F%@K with those stupid studs. They will eventually pull out or break again. Definetly U-bolt that side too. There are a few different ways to do it. Sorry no pics, but you can drill a hole in the webbing on the backside of housing, and notch the bottom of diff web to accept a long u-bolt. Or drill hole in front webbing, and feed u-bolt in sideways "under housing right next to about center of the diff". Either way is good. I know someone who sells, u-bolts, new spring plate, as a kit, e-mail me and I will send u his info. Its what I run. [email protected]
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Old 05-28-2002, 11:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That 60 is not worth shit now, maybe $100.
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well poop if you all are doing this send me your damn spring plate, my threads are fine just need teh proper plate and im all good! jiMMy
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Old 05-28-2002, 11:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well poop if you all are doing this send me your damn spring plate, my threads are fine just need teh proper plate and im all good! jiMMy
lol
Only problem your spring plates have is the the proper torque on the bolts.
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i have my own system, 2-3 grunts = 40-60 ft lbs! and so on! gues si need to figure out a new ratio then! jiMMy
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Old 05-28-2002, 11:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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your 2-3 grunts must equal about 3 pounds. Remember me unscrewing one with my hand?

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Old 05-29-2002, 06:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That 60 is not worth shit now, maybe $100.
Whose is, mine or u just punking Highlander?

BTW, The Jerk, I got a Pass-side diff spring plate that will fit from a Dodge Dana60"mine". If u want it let me know!
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Old 05-29-2002, 06:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're not keen on notching the webbing (I wasn't) you should be able to pick up a cast piece from Ford the fits over the D60 webbing by the diff. I looked at mine and see no reason why it wouldn't work on a chevy.

It's just a small cast piece that fits over the webbing, contours to the housing, and has 4 holes in it. You can notch it and run square u-bolts upside down, or run it the way it came (square u-bolts, nuts down ) I worried about notching that webbing and after a axle builder warned against it I decided to go this route. Something about possible cracking the housing on my $2500 axle made me wat to . I know it might be a rare occurence, but it would happen to me because of this trange thing called bad luck
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Bigdude, I was intrigued by that idea and had the Ford dealer fax me some pics. Is there any way you could take a shot of your axle? I don't know how accurate the drawings in the fax are, but it shows more or less a completely round area of the diff casting with a flat perch cast in the top. My Dodge 60 looks way different than the fax, the piece would have to have lots more contours than a simple round channel.
I'm in the same boat- for proper pinion angle I had to redo the spring perch for 17 degrees off the factory flat, and though the studs are fine it just doesn't look right. I don't want to cut through the webbing either.
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Your not gonna crack the freaking housing with a hole the size of a nickel in the outer web. Our competition jeep with a Dynatrac front D60 has it this way, and the same rig has competed in ARCA "getting 3rd overall", and currently Pro-Rock......Thank u Mr Paule
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Old 05-29-2002, 12:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Your not gonna crack the freaking housing with a hole the size of a nickel in the outer web. Our competition jeep with a Dynatrac front D60 has it this way
I'm not saying it would definitely happen, but the thought of it made me stay away, sorry. Although it might never happen you can not deny that the housing is physically weakened when you notch the webbing. So what if it's not much at all, technically it's true

Slagburn- I'll take a closer look at it tonight and try to get some digi pics to email you or somebody for posting. I'm not saying it would definitely fit, but we'll figure it out. The piece goes on the bottom of the housing and it isn't round all the way through. It has open spaces and the piece is slotted for the webbing off the bottom of the 60. The inside contact (housing) patch is slotted for the webbing as is the outside (I think) which sits on the housing also (round portion that the tube is pressed into). This piece is off a '79 F350 HP60.
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Old 05-29-2002, 11:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I knew the PBB would have some answers , thanks to all except Keith ya smatazz!!!

Mossberg : PM your # and I'll try to make Livermore

Ricktard : I'll Email you for the info.

Bigdude : I'd like to see pices if you can get them.


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Old 05-30-2002, 06:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Some turkey took the digi-cam yesterday from work so I couldn't get it. I'll get it this morning and snap some pics because I drove the beast to work. Who can I email them to to post for these guys?
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Old 05-30-2002, 07:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Some turkey took the digi-cam yesterday from work so I couldn't get it. I'll get it this morning and snap some pics because I drove the beast to work. Who can I email them to to post for these guys?
Send them to me, and I'll post 'em here.
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hey i c my jeep...and ricktard is right my axle is notched and doesnt have a single problem but ohh well.....its only been in about 20 comps and hasnt cracked yet but im sure its about to and keith im sure my front end is only worth a 100 bucks huh
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hey i c my jeep...and ricktard is right my axle is notched and doesnt have a single problem but ohh well.....its only been in about 20 comps and hasnt cracked yet but im sure its about to
Why give the rolly eyes because someone decides to do something different than you? You big meanie

I'm heading out to take pics now and I'll send them to you in a few Aggro
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Aggro / Bigdude : thanks for the pics,

How about welding studs into the housing? Anyone done this?
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Old 03-09-2004, 12:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I busted off another set of studs on my Dodge W250 D60 front and I'm not having any success retrieving them with conventional means, such as those detailed in: https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hreadid=187185

Anybody actually try bigdude's cast underplate with success? I have a Ford Dana 60 up against the wall in the garage and may have the cast bottom plate as pictured, in the box of parts that came along with the axle, but I can't see it fitting, since the plane that connects the center axis of the two Dodge studs intersects with at least two of the diff cover retention bolts.

I don't have the garage expansion wired well enough for the weld-a-nut copper-sleeve trick that I used last time this happened, either.

Those last Dodge-dealer studs lasted me all of a calendar year, and I was anal about retorquing them. Mebbe U-bolts *are* a superior solution...

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Whose is, mine or u just punking Highlander?

BTW, The Jerk, I got a Pass-side diff spring plate that will fit from a Dodge Dana60"mine". If u want it let me know!
Hey Garza, I'll take that Dodge D60 Pass. side spring plate if Jimmy (the Jerk) doesn't! Need one bad!! let me know

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